Seminar: Common Good Property


Westwater Advocates, in conjunction with the Legal Services Agency (LSA), is organising a half-day seminar on Common Good Property.

‘Common good’ property is held by a local authority for the good of the community and the total value across Scotland has been estimated at more than £300 million. It is the subject of legislation in the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015, with suggestions that further legislation on common good property is required.

The seminar will take place on the morning of 13 February 2017 in Glasgow and will be of particular interest to local authorities, community land groups, and also to those who represent or advise community organisations.

The four experts from Westwater Advocates’ specialist group on property, planning and environmental law who will be speaking at the seminar, and their seminar topics are as follows:

  1. Mark Lazarowicz, Advocate: The new requirements to maintain a register of common good property, and to consult on disposal. Possible further legislation on common good property?
  2. Laurence Greg Cunningham, Advocate: What is common good property? The development of the concept. The distinction between alienable and non-alienable property.
  3. Neil MacDougall, Advocate: The management and administration of common good property.
  4. David Anderson, Advocate: Case law on common good property.

Click here for further details of the programme and booking information.