Malcolm Combe

SCELG Staff Member

Malcolm is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Strathclyde, with interests in property law (particularly land reform), landlord and tenant law (particularly in the residential and rural sector), commercial law and clinical legal education. Malcolm’s interest in land reform and community ownership began as an undergraduate LLB student at Strathclyde, and his dissertation on the topic was published in the Juridical Review in 2006. His interest in that topic continues to this day – his most recent book is a co-edited volume ‘Land reform in Scotland: History, Law and Policy’ (published by EUP in 2020) – with further involvement by way of teaching, training of legal and other professionals, public engagement, and ad hoc involvement with organisations and the Scottish Government convened Land Reform Review Group. Malcolm also has an interest in the Scottish environment, having been an external adviser to the Scottish Government’s Deer Working Group, and has published on environmental law-related matters including environmental liabilities in relation to land (with Colin Mackie, in the 2019 Journal of Environmental Law) and public access to land (for the Scottish Rights of Way and Access Society, published by Birlinn in 2018). He sits on the Law Society of Scotland’s Access to Justice Committee and is a trustee of the Clinical Legal Education Organisation. Since January 2017, Malcolm has been a Case and Comment editor of the Juridical Review, the law journal of the Scottish universities. He speaks Scots Gaelic to a conversational level.

Malcolm’s full profile is available here.

Malcolm’s areas of expertise: 

  • Land, Food and Agriculture