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GDPR, privacy of personal data and the Land Register of Scotland

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Privacy and data protection have been hitting the headlines recently. There has been the Facebook scandal, in which up to 87 million people’s personal data was shared with a consultancy firm improperly. Alongside this, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which became enforceable in the UK on 25 May 2018 and is designed to… 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

Scotland’s Land Rights & Responsibilities Statement – not a legal document?

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The following article was originally published on Frankie McCarthy’s blog under the same title: I’ve been mulling over the proposed Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement with a view to responding to the current Scottish Government consultation (responses due by Friday 10th March). I tend to respond to consultations with my legal academic hat on, meaning… 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

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

Published on: Author: stephenbogle 1 Comment

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

GFSL: Land Reform Round Table Change of Date

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The final meeting of the Glasgow Forum for Scots law will take place on Monday 7 December at 3.30pm We will be having a Land Reform Round Table, focussing in particular on the contrasts between the law reform model followed in the land reform process and law reform led by the Scottish Law Commission. Discussion… Continue reading

Publicity and Privacy in Land Reform in Scotland

Published on: Author: jillrobbie 6 Comments

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 and Succession Reform – an explosive idea?

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      The Scottish Government’s consultation on the law of succession closes today. The Herald called the proposed reforms an ‘explosive idea’ which has the capacity to ‘make all children equal’ and lead to the break-up of large land holdings in Scotland In the aftermath of Scotland’s referendum on independence in September 2014 it… Continue reading