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About basedrones

Bachelor of Laws. Scots lawyer working at the University of Aberdeen. English law qualified. Took far too long to write this bio. Blogs on legal issues, with occasional veering into other purportedly intellectual stuff from time to time. Tweets about legal issues, education, law clinics, fitba, music, rogue cell division and not at all about politics at @MalcolmCombe.

The Parable of Portobello: Lessons and Questions from the First Urban Acquisition Under the Scottish Community Right-to-Buy Regime

A short blog (sign)post, to point you towards an article in the Montana Law Review considering land reform in Scotland, by Professor John Lovett (of Loyola University, New Orleans) and me. The paper should, I think, be freely accessible in … Continue reading

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BBC feature – “Dukes, aristocrats and tycoons: Who owns Scotland?”

I was recently approached by BBC Scotland’s Morgan Spence to participate in a feature about land ownership in Scotland. This task of producing this was something that Morgan gamely undertook in response to a request from readers of the BBC … Continue reading

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The Scottish University Law Clinic Network Conference 2019, and a note from the outgoing Chair of SULCN

On 7 June 2019, the eighth annual conference of the Scottish University Law Clinic Network (SULCN) took place at Edinburgh Napier University. A Twitter thread of the day is available here. Thanks to all who attended, to the speakers (namely … Continue reading

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Clinics and SQE – what next? Some conference notes about the new route to qualifying as a solicitor in England and Wales (mainly from a law clinic perspective)

On 5 June 2019 I attended an event at Coventry University entitled “Clinics and SQE – what next?” To the uninitiated, at least two questions flow from that title. What is SQE? What does it mean for clinics? There might … Continue reading

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Lord Lovat’s Land Access Lament

I’ve been interested in access to land for long enough now that my friends, online contacts, students, and even occasional randoms bring access-related signs and placards put in place by land managers or news reports of access disputes to my … Continue reading

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The Tenement Management Scheme, scheme decisions about secure entry systems, and a smattering of teaching nostalgia

The title for this blog post was something I mulled over for a while. After thinking about this for far too long, I opted for what can fairly be described as a boringly accurate title. So be it. It’s my … Continue reading

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Scottish University Law Clinic Network Conference 2019 – 7 June at Edinburgh Napier University

The eighth annual conference of the Scottish University Law Clinic Network (SULCN) will take place at Edinburgh Napier University on Friday 7 June 2019. Details of and registration for the event can be found on this Eventbrite page. Thanks to … Continue reading

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