Tag Archives: Scots law

The Prescription (Scotland) Bill – some thoughts

This is a wee blog (sign)post, pointing to some work in relation to a current reform project that is before the Scottish Parliament. The Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee of the Scottish Parliament recently issued a Call for Evidence … Continue reading

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Inheritance in Scots law, the interaction of prior rights on intestacy and legal rights, and legislative reform

DISCLAIMER: what follows is a technical blog post on an aspect of the Scots law of succession (inheritance). The law of succession comprises the body of rules that apply in any legal system that provides for the flow of property … 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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Fine to park here? Private parking schemes in Scotland

A blog signpost, linking to a piece I have contributed to the Journal of the Law Society of Scotland. This piece considers the law surrounding parking your car on someone else’s land, and what that landowner (or an appointed agent) … Continue reading

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Improving transparency in land ownership in Scotland: a consultation on controlling interests in land

A mini-blog, on transparency of landownership* in Scotland. This is a matter I have commented on before (see, for example, here). There is recent Scottish legislation on this topic. Part 3 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 gives a … Continue reading

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What is happening at Glenree? Land reform and agricultural holdings in microcosm, one year on

Another year, another Martinmas. As explained in a post roughly a year ago, Martinmas is a traditional date of the Scottish calendar that has some significance in property and rural circles. My post last year was my attempt to explain … Continue reading

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The Moral and Legal Drivers for Future Land Reform in Scotland – Guest Post by Robert Sutherland

This is a guest blog post by the advocate Robert Sutherland of Terra Firma Chambers, being a worked up version of his talk The Moral and Legal Drivers for Future Land Reform in Scotland [1] delivered at the recent land reform … Continue reading

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