Malcolm joined the School of Law in December 2019. Prior to that, he was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen (which he joined in March 2011), and before that he was a solicitor in private practice in a Scottish law firm. Whilst in practice, he specialised in capital projects/infrastructure, and spent eight months on secondment to the investment arm of a FTSE 100 company. He also gained experience in commercial property, rural property, and banking. He qualified as a solicitor in Scotland in 2008 and in England and Wales in 2009.
As an academic Malcolm's work has tended to have a property law focus, with particular interests being land law reform, public access to land, and landlord and tenant law. He also has an interest in access to justice and clinical legal education.
Property law, land law (including land reform), commercial law, legal and professional skills, clinicial legal education, and access to justice.
- Juridical Review (Journal)
- Law Society of Scotland (External organisation)
More professional activities
- Creative Landscape Futures: Making Decisions with the Arts and Humanities
- COMBE, Malcolm (Researcher) Vergunst, Jo, Lee (Co-investigator) Bevan, Anne (Co-investigator)
- Creative Landscape Futures: Making Decisions with the Arts and Humanities (2020-22)
As part of a wider AHRC RCUK programme on landscape decision-making, this research network is exploring the ways that research in the arts and humanities can contribute to how decisions are made about landscape in rural Scotland. It involves a range of network partners and stakeholders.