David Bartos

  • Chambers: Scottish Law Commission
  • Year of call:1993
  • Arbitrator


Having been in practice at the Scottish Bar for 27 years with extensive experience in property litigation from landlord & tenant, servitude (easement), real burden (restrictive covenant), to boundary disputes I took up position as a Scottish Law Commissioner in April 2020. In that post I am working to ensure publication of the Commission's report on termination of commercial leases which is due to be published by January 2022. The report will recommend reform to the Scottish system of tacit relocation (holding over) including notices to quit and contain other proposals to modernise and simplify the legal rules applicable to termination of commercial leases.

All suggestions for reform to the law of commercial leases are invited.