Mr MALCOLM COMBE The University of Aberdeen Law Mr MALCOLM COMBE Lecturer work +44 (0)1224 272435


LLB (Hons) (Strath); Dip LP (Aberd); Solicitor (Scotland (2008) and England & Wales (2009) (non-practising)); NP; FHEA


Contact Details

Telephone: +44 (0)1224 272435



Malcolm joined the School following a period as a solicitor in private practice, during which time he spent eight months on secondment to the investment arm of a FTSE 100 company. He previously tutored on a part-time basis at the University of Edinburgh and the University of Aberdeen.

Malcolm is the Faculty Director of Casus Omissus, the Aberdeen Law Project, putting him in a supervisory role of the student run pro bono legal advice centre.

In June 2013, Malcolm was appointed an adviser to the Land Reform Review Group.

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Research Interests

Property law (particularly land reform), commercial law and clinical legal education.

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External Responsibilities

External examiner, Glasgow Caledonian University

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Contributions to Journals


Comments and Debates

Reviews of Books, Films and Articles

  • Combe, MM. (2014). 'Review of Angus McAllister, 'Scottish Law of Leases''. Edinburgh Law Review, vol 18, no. 2, pp. 301-303.
    [Online] DOI: 10.3366/elr.2014.0219
  • Combe, MM. (2014). 'Review of Cornelius Van Der Merwe and Alain-Laurent Verbeke (eds.), Time-Limited Interests in Land - The Common Core of European Private Law'. Zeitschrift für Europaisches Privatrecht, pp. 449-451.
  • Combe, MM. (2012). 'Review of Alan Paterson, 'Lawyers and the Public Good: Democracy in Action?''. Edinburgh Law Review, vol 16, no. 3, pp. 466-468.
    [Online] DOI: 10.3366/elr.2012.0131
    [Online] AURA: Combe_Paterson_review_elr.2012.pdf
  • Combe, MM. (2011). 'Review of Andy Wightman, 'The Poor had no Lawyers: Who Owns Scotland (and how they got it)''. Environmental Law Review, vol 13, no. 3, pp. 242-243.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1350/enlr.2011.13.3.131

Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings


  • Combe, MM. & Bain, D. (2012). 'Leases'. in HL MacQueen (ed.), Gloag and Henderson: The Law of Scotland. 13 edn, W Green, Edinburgh, pp. 845-921.

Books and Reports


  • Combe, MM. (2013). Commercial Law Essentials. 2 edn, Dundee University Press.

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