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Professor Robert Rennie


Professor Robert Rennie

Professor Rennie has extensive experience in relation to all forms of property law work but has also vast experience in professional negligence as it affects legal practice. In 1993 he took up the prestigious part-time post of Professor of Conveyancing at the University of Glasgow and remains an Emeritus Professor. In addition to maintaining a busy legal practice, he has been a prolific author of articles and textbooks on property law and negligence matters such as Conveyancing, Missives, the Execution of Deeds, Solicitors' Negligence, the Law of Minerals, Standard Securities, Land Tenure following the abolition of the feudal system and Electronic Conveyancing.

He provides opinions to other members of the legal profession in relation to conveyancing, property law and negligence matters and is regularly called upon to act as an expert witness in court.

Professor Rennie has been at the forefront of many of the most recent far reaching reforms of property law introduced by the Scottish Parliament being a member of the Scottish Law Commission Working Parties on the Abolition of the Feudal System, Title Conditions, Tenements, Leasehold Tenure and the law relating to the Seabed and Foreshore. He is the General Editor of Green's Conveyancing Legislation.

For many years he has had a close involvement with the Law Society of Scotland having been a member of its Conveyancing Committee for over fifteen years. He is much in demand as a speaker at conferences and seminars on property law and regularly chairs conferences for solicitors relating to recent Land Tenure reforms which will have considerable impact on the legal and business world in Scotland.

Appointed by the Minister for Social Justice as an external member of the Housing Improvement Task Force, his responsibility included advising Scottish Ministers on measures to sustain quality in the private sector stock and on how the system of conveyancing and property transfer may bear upon the quality of housing stock in the private sector.

Robert was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015 by the Law Awards of Scotland.

Qualifications: LLB PhD NP FRSA
Qualified: 1969
Joined the firm: 2001