Tag Archives: Land Reform

Access to land and access to justice: the Scottish University Land Unit

On 25 January 2018, with limited fanfare, the Development Trusts Association Scotland made a page on its website live. You may not have heard of the Development Trusts Association Scotland (DTAS), and even if you have you may not have … Continue reading

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Evidence on Common Good Property and Funds

This is a mini blog [sign]post about a niche area of Scots property law. Last year I offered a short blog post on “Common Good Property and Funds”, which the Local Government and Communities Committee of the Scottish Parliament was … Continue reading

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A year in review: some tender reflections on 2017

Don’t worry. Despite this blog post’s title, this is not going to be a romantic or nostalgic reflection on my year. This is a post about a different kind of tender.  Scottish land law and related matters of land policy … 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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A call to trespass, or harmonising access to land in England & Wales with Scotland

A few days ago, a lively debate cropped up about access to land in England and Wales, primarily as a result of this tweet and related tweets by the campaigning journalist and author George Monbiot. Monbiot clarified his remarks later, … Continue reading

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Land Rights and Land Responsibilities: An Audience with the Chair of the new Scottish Land Commission

The University of Aberdeen’s May Festival 2017 runs from 26 to 28 May. I am delighted to be playing a part in a free event on Friday 26 May at 14:30, which is explained as follows. In one of the … Continue reading

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