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The Lands Tribunal for Scotland is in effect an independent civil court. It has statutory power to deal with various types of dispute involving land or property. At the request of parties, it can also act as an arbiter to deal with any type of dispute. However, if there is no such agreement it can only hear cases covered by the statutes mentioned at Specific Statutory Jurisdictions. You will find a schedule of forthcoming Tribunal hearings below.

The Tribunal has a President who has overall responsibility for the organisation of its work, and three Members who have recognised expertise in the fields of law and surveying. The current President of the Tribunal is the Hon. Lord McGhie, who is also Chairman of the Scottish Land Court. The present Members are John Wright QC, Douglas Gillespie FRICS, and Andrew Oswald FRICS.

New Tribunal Member

The Lord President has appointed Mr Ralph A Smith QC as a full-time Member of the Lands Tribunal for Scotland with effect from 24 March 2014. He takes over from John N Wright QC, who will retire in March after 12 years of distinguished service with the Tribunal.

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There is a close relationship between the Lands Tribunal and the Scottish Land Court: they share the same offices, and the President of the Lands Tribunal is also Chairman of the Land Court. However, the work they do is quite distinct, and they have separate administrative staff and systems. The Land Court deals with cases involving agriculture and is mainly concerned in matters involving landlords and tenants. Most disputes about rights to land (for example, disputes over ownership or succession) are dealt with by the ordinary courts: the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session.

Schedule of forthcoming Lands Tribunal hearings

The following table sets out details of future Tribunal hearings. Please note that hearings can be subject to cancellation at short notice. Anyone wishing to attend a hearing may wish to check with the Tribunal’s offices to ascertain whether the hearing is still taking place.

Note: unless stated otherwise, all hearings commence at 10:00 a.m.
DatePartiesCase TypeVenue
May 2014
Thursday 1 - Friday 2
David & Julia Campbell v Kevin SweeneyVariation of Title Condition
Title Conditions (Scotland) Act 2003
Perth Sheriff Court
May 2014
Wednesday 14
Aberdeen City Council v MorrisonDispute over question of Severance
Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997
The Bruce Room, Old Town House, Broad Street, Aberdeen
May 2014
Tuesday 20 - Thursday 22
Van Eck v The Keeper of the Registers of Scotland and CandussoLand Register Appeal
Land Registration (Scotland) Act 1979
George House, Edinburgh
June 2014
Wednesday 4, Thursday 5 & Friday 6
NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde v Renfrewshire and Glasgow AssessorsRating Appeals
Lands Tribunal Act 1949
George House, Edinburgh
July 2014
Wednesday 2 - Thursday 3
Grant v The National Trust for ScotlandDischarge of Title Conditions
Title Conditions (Scotland) Act 2003
Elgin Sheriff Court
July 2014
Thursday 17 - Friday 18
MacKenzie v The Keeper of the Registers of Scotland and JeansLand Register Appeal
Land Registration (Scotland) Act 1979
George House, Edinburgh
July 2014
Tuesday 22 - Friday 25
Strang Steel v The Scottish MinistersDisputed Compensation
Land Compensation (Scotland) Act 1963
George House, Edinburgh
July 2014
Tuesday 29 - Thursday 31
Strang Steel v The Scottish MinistersDisputed Compensation
Land Compensation (Scotland) Act 1963
George House, Edinburgh

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