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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.

Scottish Landlord and Tenant Law and the Coronavirus (Scotland) (No.2) Act

Here comes another blog post that does not have a hidden message of any sort. It’s just about the most recent coronavirus statute passed by the Scottish Parliament, with a particular focus on landlord and tenant law. If this is … Continue reading

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SULCN 2020 – a reflection on a reflective webinar

As explained in an earlier blog post, the annual event of the Scottish University Law Clinic Network (SULCN) moved online this year. I was chief Zoomer; I mean that as a Scottish joke, rather than a powerplay about how amazing … Continue reading

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Scottish University Law Clinic Network Webinar 2020 – 27 May at Strathclyde (sort of)

The ninth annual event of the Scottish University Law Clinic Network (SULCN) will take place online on Wednesday 27 May 2020. Details of and registration for the free event can be found on this Eventbrite page. Thanks to the student … Continue reading

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Strathclyde Non-Law Review

In these locked down times, it seems more important than ever to try to stay in touch with people. For those involved in higher education, as a bare minimum you want to keep classes and, where relevant, assessments rolling. I … Continue reading

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Land Registration in Scotland and Coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic and the unprecedented in living memory UK public health measures that have followed in its wake have caused ripples in a variety of regulatory areas. I have already blogged about two such areas, namely landlord and tenant … Continue reading

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Scottish Land Commission coverage of the Review of International Experience of Community, Communal and Municipal Ownership of Land

Today, the Scottish Land Commission published a blog post entitled “Is there such a thing as ‘normal’ community ownership?“, penned by its James MacKessack-Leitch. This blog post links to a report (PDF) which sets out international approaches to communal and … Continue reading

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Scottish Evictions and the Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill

The Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill was published today. It is available on the Scottish Parliament website here (PDF here). Section 2 – the first substantive provision of the bill (with section 1 doing the microbiological needful and defining what is meant … Continue reading

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Responsible access to the outdoors in Scotland in a time of crisis

There are so many important things happening in the country right now. I am not for a moment going to pretend that the Scottish right of responsible access to land is anywhere near even the middle of any rankings that … Continue reading

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Landlord and tenant law in a time of crisis – new post for the Strathclyde Law Blog

This is one of my blog (sign)posts, which simply exists to point people somewhere else. In this case, I am pointing people to my first post for the Strathclyde Law Blog. The Strathclyde Law Blog was recently established by the … Continue reading

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New book – Land Reform in Scotland: History, Law and Policy by Combe, Glass and Tindley

Edinburgh University Press recently published an edited collection about land reform in Scotland. I was one of the editors of this book, Land Reform in Scotland: History, Law and Policy, alongside a dream team of co-editors, Jayne Glass and Annie … Continue reading

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