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Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Qualified as a solicitor in Scotland (2008) and England and Wales (2009) (on the roll of solicitors in both jurisdicitions, but not currently holding a practising certificate).
Adviser to the Scottish Government's Land Reform Review Group (2013 - 2014)
Adviser to the Scottish Government's Deer Working Group (2017 - 2020)
Property law, land law (including land reform), commercial law, legal and professional skills, clinicial legal education, and access to justice.
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.
Malcolm acts as the School's dedicated, research-active Communications Director, a role that includes the curation of content for the Strathclyde Law Blog.
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
Trustee, Clinical Legal Education Organisation
2017 → …
Access to Justice Committee Member, Law Society of Scotland
2017 → …
External Examiner, University of Cape Town
2017 → …
External Examiner, University of Stirling
2017 → 2022
Council Member, Stair Society
2013 → 2018
External Examiner, Glasgow Caledonian University
2012 → 2017
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An Analysis of Part 2 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 Using Case Law Relating to the Community Right to BuyCombe, M., 2 Nov 2023, Glasgow: University of Strathclyde. 10 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Other reportOpen AccessFile9 Downloads (Pure)
Combe, M. M. & Robson, P. W. G., 13 Oct 2023, (Accepted/In press) In: Juridical Review. 22 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Malcolm COMBE (Recipient)24 Mar 2022
Activity: Public Engagement and Outreach › Media Participation