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College Lecturer in Law; Fellow and Director of Studies in Law (Clare College); Deputy Director of the LLM


Legal History, Equity and Trusts, Land Law, Roman Law

Research centres and interest groups

CV / Biography

Dr Lorenzo Maniscalco joined Clare College in 2016, where he is a Lecturer, Fellow and Director of Studies in Law. Lorenzo is the author of a monograph on the history of the concept of equity in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Europe, Equity in Early Modern Legal Scholarship (Brill, 2020) Aside from legal history, he has also written on a number of topics in property law, including constructive trusts of land and breach of trust. Lorenzo previously read law in London and Florence, and completed an AHRC-funded doctoral project at Trinity Hall, Cambridge.




Equity in Early Modern Legal Scholarship (Brill, 2020)

ISBN 13:
Published Jul 2020


"Common Intentions and Constructive Trusts: Unorthodoxy in Trusts of Land" [2020] Conv 124

[2020] Conv 124
Published: Sep 2020

Book Chapters

"Interpretatio ex Aequo et Bono - The Emergence of Equitable Interpretation in European Legal Scholarship" in Michael Lobban and Ian Williams (ed(s)), Networks and Connections: Proceedings of the 2017 British Legal History Conference (CUP, 2020)

"The concept of equity in early-modern canon law: theologians, humanists and canonists" in Franck Roumy (ed(s)), Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Congress of Medieval Canon Law (Bibliotheca Apostolica Vaticana), forthcoming

Published Forthcoming

Book Reviews

Heikki Pihlajamäki, Markus D. Dubber, and Mark Godfrey (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of European Legal History (OUP, 2018) [2020] LS 182-186

Published Mar 2020

David Harbecke, Modernisation through Process: The Rise of the Court of Chancery in the European Perspective, Studienzur europäischen Rechtsgeschichte (Frankfurt am Main: Vittorio Klostermann 2018) 4 (2019) AJLH 542-544

Published Dec 2019

Case Notes

Stay on Target: Compensation and Causation in Breach of Trust Claims [2015] Conv 348

Andreas Televantos
Published: Jun 2015

Proprietary Estoppel and Vendor Purchaser Constructve Trusts [2015] CLJ 27

Andreas Televantos
Published: Mar 2015