Craig Anderson
First Name: Craig
Surname: Anderson
Position: Lecturer
Telephone: +44 (0)1224 263411

Duties and Responsibilities

Craig Anderson is a Lecturer in Law, specialising in Property Law and Conveyancing. He is also the Head of Year for Stage 2 of the LL.B. and Law and Management courses.

Before joining the University in 2006, Craig spent four years at Registers of Scotland, first as a Legal Researcher and subsequently as a Junior Legal Adviser.

Research Interests

Craig’s research interests lie in property law and conveyancing, as well as in Roman law and legal history.

PhD Supervision

He is interested in supervising on all areas within his research interests, but particularly interested in applications in the following topic areas: 

  • The protection and recovery of possession of property
  • Restrictions on and regulation of landownership
  • Systems of transfer of ownership of both land and moveable property, including the interaction between property law and the law of obligations
  • The use of comparative law and legal history in modern practice



Anderson, C, Possession of Corporeal Moveables (Edinburgh Legal Education Trust, 2015)

Anderson, C., Roman Law Essentials (Dundee University Press, 2009).

Book chapters

Anderson, C., “The Protection of Possession in Scots Law” in E Descheemaeker (ed), The Consequences of Possession (Edinburgh University Press, 2014)


Anderson, C., “Extinction of leases confusione” 2015 Juridical Review 185

Anderson, C., 2015. Delivery of goods in the custody of a third party: operation and basisEdinburgh Law Review, 19(2), pp.165-185. 

Anderson, C., “Cautionary wives again: Cooper v Bank of Scotland” 2014 Scots Law Times (News) 185

Anderson, C., “Dispensing with the consent of a non-entitled spouse” 2014 Juridical Review 177

Anderson, C. "Spuilzie today" 2008 Scots Law Times (News) 257.

Anderson, C. "The alleged case of the spuilzied helicopter: a reply" 2009 Scots Law Times (News) 31.

Anderson, C. "Servitudes, the Land Register and the Proprietor in Possession" 2007 Scots Law Times (News) 275.

Anderson, C., "Survivorship destinations and s 142 of the Inheritance Tax Act 1984" 2007 Scots Law Times (News) 241.

Anderson, C. "Agricultural tenants and the right to buy: some thoughts of part 2 of the Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 2003" 2006 Scots Law Times (News) 241.

Anderson, C. "Possession by the tenant following expiry of a seasonal let: Bell v Inkersall Investments Ltd" 2006 Scots Law Times (News) 221 and 262.