Category Archives: Law

Proposed Regulation of Privately-Operated Car Parks (Scotland) Bill

Murdo Fraser MSP has brought forward a “proposal for a Bill to regulate the provision of, and charging for, privately-operated car parking in Scotland” to Holyrood. I have blogged and written about this topic before. As such, I offered a … Continue reading

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Scottish Law Commission Report on Moveable Transactions

On 19 December 2017 the Scottish Law Commission published its Report on Moveable Transactions. The Report is in 3 volumes (see Volume 1 (PDF); Volume 2 (PDF); and Volume 3 (PDF)). Volume 3 is in fact a draft Bill, covering … Continue reading

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Land law responses to the sharing economy: short-term lets and title conditions

I have an article in Issue 4 of the 2017 Juridical Review, the law journal of the Scottish Universities. Here is the abstract: Short-term lets of land are not a new phenomenon. In contrast, the processes by which many short-term … Continue reading

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Beneficial interest, controlling interest, and the Land Register of Scotland

On 1 December 2017, a conference was held to celebrate the contribution of Professor George Gretton to Scots law and beyond. Conference proceedings have been Storified by me here. On the day, papers were presented on a variety of topics … Continue reading

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Abandoning Principles: The Right (and Wrong) of Abandonment of Land in Scots Law

On Friday 13 October 2017, I will be presenting a paper at the University of Aberdeen. Details of that seminar (and links to other events run by the School of Law) can be found here. The extended abstract of this … Continue reading

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Access to land – some lessons from around Scotland

Originally posted on Aberdeenunilaw:
This post is by Malcolm Combe The issue of people taking access to land for passage or other activities can be both a practical and an emotive issue. From the perspective of landowners, land managers or…

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Plotting my next move (or “Yes, Peter, I would like a free square foot”)

Once upon a time, on a lovely Scottish summer’s day, I drove in a generally northern direction along the A828 road. Just south of the road signs that welcome you to Duror, I spotted a sign by the side of … Continue reading

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