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Blog posts : "Property"

Family Feudalism

February 17, 2017

In this article, Paul Sanders (4th year LLB ) examines the legal issue in McNaughton's Executor v Major and places its outcome in the wider context of the Scottish Parliament's abolition of feudal land tenure.

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Can the concept of Human Flourishing justify Land Reform in Scotland?

February 16, 2017

In this article, Andrew Mack (Diploma in Professional Legal Practice) examines Alexander's theory of Human Flourishing, and considers whether it can be used as a basis for justifying Land Reform in Scotland.

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Shaky Foundations for Open Ground - Marriott v Greenbelt Group Ltd LTS/TC/2014/27 - Lands Tribunal, 2 December 2015

February 15, 2017

Through an analysis of Marriot v Greenbelt Group Ltd, David Jeffries (4th year LLB) criticises the upholding of the use of real burdens in relation to the "land owning maintenance model", arguing that this contravenes the prohibition on real burdens that have the effect of creating monopolies.

 

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Case Note: Hill of Rubislaw (Q Seven) Ltd v Rubislaw Quarry Aberdeen Ltd

October 16, 2016

Chloe Shields provides a detailed analysis into the judgement of Hill of Rubislaw (Q Seven) Ltd v Rubislaw Quarry Aberdeen Ltd and observes the implications of the decision on future cases...

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The Scottish Law Commission in para. 3.9 of their Report on Land Registration (No. 222 of 2010) noted that with the introduction of ‘Advance Notices’: “As well as appealing to conveyancers, the system should benefit their clients...”

December 21, 2015

The Scottish Law Commission in para 3.9 of their Report on Land Registration (No. 222 of 2010) noted that with the introduction of 'Advance Notices': "As well as appealing to conveyancers, the system should benefit their clients..."

In this article, Evan Crainie critically examines these comments against the former practice of granting letters of obligation, the case law in Burnett's Trustee v Grainger and Sharp v Thomson, and in light of the Land Registration etc. (Scotland) Act 2012.

 

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Moral Rights and the Berne Convention: Has the United Kingdom done enough?

October 26, 2014

 

An examination of the inclusion of moral rights into our domestic intellectual property law and whether this has been enough to meet our Berne Convention obligations.

Written by Hilary Sharkey, 4th Year LLB and sub-editor of the Property portion of the Review.

 

 

 

Intellectual proper…

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Rihanna v Topshop - Case Commentary

September 30, 2013

Written by Joseph Slane (4th Year LLB)

The Dispute

In March of 2012 Topshop sold a t-shirt bearing an image of Rihanna. Topshop had a license to use the image from the photographer, but no permission was given by Rihanna herself.  In July of 2013 Rihanna brought an action against Topshop, conte…

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