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Abandoning Property and The Circular Economy

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You are spring-cleaning your house and make the painful decision that the colourful, but worn, table and chairs that you bought for your kids when they were little needs to go. You have lovely memories of your children drawing stick figures at that table on rainy weekend afternoons, but as the youngest child has just… Continue reading

A Conversation with… Dr Robbie

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The Glasgow University Law Society (GULS) Law Review has commissioned a series of interviews with academic staff from across the School. Here, students Ambreen Rasool & Holly McKenna talk to Dr Jill Robbie. Introduction Dr Jill Robbie is a specialist in Property Law, and is particularly interested in its relationship with natural resources. She joined… Continue reading

Sustainability and Private Law? Let’s Do It Together – Crowdsourcing Ideas and Materials

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Guest blog post by Dr Bram Akkermans, Associate Professor in European Private Law, University of Maastricht The biggest challenge of the 21st century is undoubtedly the question of how to tackle the effects of a rising population, expanding industrialisation and growing environmental degradation. Apart from an ever complex world, there are externalities that are the… Continue reading

Social Justice and the Historical Development of Water Rights

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“If water were our chief symbol for property, we might think of property rights – and perhaps other rights – in a quite different way. We might think of rights literally and figuratively as more fluid and less fenced-in; we might think of property as entailing less of the awesome Blackstonian power of exclusion and… Continue reading

Registers of Scotland LLM sponsorship – student update

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In August 2016 the Registers of Scotland undertook to sponsor an LLM by Research student at the School of Law, as part of a year-long series of events and partnerships helping the RoS to mark the 400th anniversary of their oldest register, the General Register of Sasines. Michael Arthur was awarded the scholarship to undertake research on the… Continue reading

Improving Transparency in Land Ownership in Scotland: Dr Jill Robbie’s consultation response

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On 11 September 2016, the Scottish Government published a Consultation on proposals for the disclosure and publication of information about controlling interests in land owners and tenants across Scotland. Below are selected sections from my response. My thanks go to Anna Berlee, Lecturer at Tilburg University and Michael Arthur, LLM by Research student at Glasgow… Continue reading

Scots Law at the Association for Law, Property and Society Conference 2016

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I am delighted to announce that there will be two panels on Scots law at the 7th Annual Meeting of the Association for Law, Property and Society (ALPS) between 20-21 May 2016. ALPS is a scholarly society seeking to encourage dialogue across and among people in many disciplines that are interested in property law, policy, and… Continue reading

Does Scotland’s land reform debate need the Scottish Law Commission’s input?

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Glasgow Forum for Scots Law: Roundtable Discussion on Land Reform Written by Obiora Godwin Ezike What better way to end the year than a discussion on land reform in Scotland! The Glasgow Forum for Scots Law on 7th December organized a Land Reform Round Table. The discussion focused on whether the Scottish Law Commission should have been involved in… Continue reading

Publicity and Privacy in Land Reform in Scotland

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This blog post was co-written by Anna Berlee, LLM (Maastricht University) & Dr Jill Robbie (Glasgow University). Anna Berlee, LLM is a PhD Candidate at Maastricht University writing on Access to Land Registration Information. The comparative study looks at publicity and privacy as governed in Dutch, English & Welsh, and German law. She will be a… Continue reading

Land Reform (Scotland) Bill: Dr Jill Robbie’s written submission

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The Land Reform (Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament on 22 June 2015. The Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee had a call for evidence on the Bill which closes 14 August 2015. Below is my response to this call. General Comments The Land Reform (Scotland) Bill (“the Bill”) is a part… Continue reading