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Room: Mallory Court B15

Tel: (01223) 332833

Professor of English Legal History; Chair of Part IA Examiners

M.A. (Cantab.), LL.M., Ph.D.

CV / Biography

Fellow and Director of Studies in Law (Tripos Part IA), Magdalene College

Co-Director of the Centre for English Legal History

Literary Director, Selden Society

Publications

 

Books

English Legal History and its Sources: Essays in Honour of Sir John Baker (with David Ibbetson, Nigel Ramsay) (eds) (Cambridge University Press, 2019)

Co-Author/s:
David Ibbetson, Nigel Ramsay
ISBN 13:
9781108483063
Published Apr 2019

Articles

"Sixteenth-Century England: A View From the Trusts Cases" Selden Society lecture

Citation:
Selden Society lecture
Published: Jun 2023

"English Legal History in Dobbs v Jackson" [2023] International Family Law Journal 6

Citation:
[2023] International Family Law Journal 6
Published: Jan 2023

"Uses and 'Automatic' Resulting Trusts of Freehold" [2013] Cambridge Law Journal, 91-114

Citation:
[2013] Cambridge Law Journal, 91-114
Published: Mar 2013

"Wills, Trusts and Trusting from the Statute of Uses to Lord Nottingham" (2010) 31 Journal of Legal History, 273-298 (awarded the American Society for Legal History's Sutherland Prize 2011)

Citation:
(2010) 31 Journal of Legal History, 273-298 (awarded the American Society for Legal History's Sutherland Prize 2011)
Published: Dec 2010

"The Use upon a Use in Equity Revisited" (2002) 33 Cambrian Law Review 67-80 (awarded the Selden Society's David Yale Prize 2003)

Citation:
(2002) 33 Cambrian Law Review 67-80 (awarded the Selden Society's David Yale Prize 2003)
Published: Jan 2002

"The Bill of Middlesex and the Chancery, 1556-1608" (2001) 22 Journal of Legal History 3, 1-20

Citation:
(2001) 22 Journal of Legal History 3, 1-20
Published: Dec 2001

"Long Leases and the Feudal Revenue in the Court of Wards, 1540-1645" (1998) 19 Journal of Legal History, 1-22

Citation:
(1998) 19 Journal of Legal History, 1-22
Published: Sep 1998

"Uses, Trusts, and a Path to Privity" [1997] Cambridge Law Journal, 175-200

Citation:
[1997] Cambridge Law Journal, 175-200
Published: Jan 1997

"Trusts for Secrecy: the Case of John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland" [1995] Cambridge Law Journal 545-551

"Tyrrel's Case (1557) and the Use upon a Use" (1993) 14 Journal of Legal History 75-93

Citation:
(1993) 14 Journal of Legal History 75-93
Published: Jun 1993

Book Chapters

"Jesson v. Wright (1820): Wills, Coal and the Rule in Shelleys' Case" in Brian Sloan ed. (ed(s)), Landmark Cases in Succession Law (Hart, 2019), pp. 33-50

Publisher:
Pages:
33-50
ISBN 13:
9781509919000
Published Oct 2019

"Henry Sherfield's Reading on Wills (1624) and Trusts in the Form of a Use upon a Use", English Legal History and its Sources: Essays in Honour of Sir John Baker (Cambridge University Press, 2019), pp. 318-341

Pages:
318-341
ISBN 13:
978-1-108-48306-3
Co-Author/s:
David Ibbetson, Neil Jones, Nigel Ramsay (eds)
Published May 2019

"Lapse of Time in Equity 1560-1660", Limitation and Prescription: A Comparative Legal History (Duncker & Humblot, 2019), pp. 189-211

Publisher:
Pages:
189-211
ISBN 13:
978-3-428-15626-9
Co-Author/s:
H. Dondorp, D. Ibbetson, and E. Schrage, eds
Published Mar 2019

"On Tenures, ante 1481, Sir Thomas Littleton (Lyttleton) (d. 1481)", The Formation and Transmission of Western Legal Culture (Springer, 2016), pp. 55-57

Publisher:
Pages:
55-57
ISBN 13:
978-3-319-45567-9
Co-Author/s:
Serge Dauchy et al., eds
Published Jul 2016

"Doctor and Student, 1528-1530, Christopher St German (c. 1460-1540/41)", The Formation and Transmission of Western Legal Culture (Springer, 2016), pp. 70-73

Publisher:
Pages:
70-73
ISBN 13:
978-3-319-45567-9
Co-Author/s:
S. Dauchy, et al., eds
Published Jul 2016

"'The Authority of Parliament and the Scope of the Statute of Uses 1536'" in Mark Godfrey ed. (ed(s)), Law and Authority in British Legal History, 1200-1900 (Cambridge University Press, 2016), pp. 13-33

"Trusts Litigation in Chancery after the Statute of Uses: the First Fifty Years" (with M. Dyson and D.J. Ibbetson, eds.,), Law and Legal Process: Substantive Law and Procedure in English Legal History (Cambridge University Press, 2013), pp. 103-125

Pages:
103-125
ISBN 13:
978-1-107-04058-8
Co-Author/s:
M. Dyson and D.J. Ibbetson, eds.,
Published Jul 2013

"Chancery" (with Stanley N. Katz), Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History (Oxford University Press, 2009), pp. 387-390, vol. 1

Pages:
387-390, vol. 1
ISBN 13:
978-0-19-513405-6
Co-Author/s:
Stanley N. Katz
Published Mar 2009

"Conveyancing" (with Stanley N. Katz), Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History (Oxford University Press, 2009), pp. 212-216, vol. 2

Pages:
212-216, vol. 2
ISBN 13:
978-0-19-513405-6
Co-Author/s:
Stanley N. Katz
Published Mar 2009

"Equity: English Common Law" (with Stanley N. Katz), Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History (Oxford University Press, 2009), pp. 466-472, vol. 2

Pages:
466-472, vol. 2
ISBN 13:
978-0-19-513405-6
Co-Author/s:
Stanley N. Katz
Published Mar 2009

"Land: Leases of Land in English Common Law" (with Stanley N. Katz), Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History (Oxford University Press, 2009), pp. 10-13, vol. 4

Pages:
10-13, vol. 4
ISBN 13:
978-0-19-513405-6
Co-Author/s:
Stanley N. Katz
Published Mar 2009

"Strict Settlements" (with Stanley N. Katz), Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History (Oxford University Press, 2009), pp. 364-368, vol. 5

Pages:
364-368, vol. 5
ISBN 13:
978-0-19-513405-6
Co-Author/s:
Stanley N. Katz
Published Mar 2009

"Trusts in English Common Law" (with Stanley N. Katz), Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History (Oxford University Press, 2009), pp. 11-14, vol. 6

Pages:
11-14, vol. 6
ISBN 13:
978-0-19-513405-6
Co-Author/s:
Stanley N. Katz
Published Mar 2009

"Aspects of Privity in England: Equity to 1680" (with Eltjo J.H. Schrage), Ius Quaesitum Tertio (Duncker & Humblot, 2008), pp. 135-174

Publisher:
Pages:
135-174
ISBN 13:
978-3-428-12720-7
Co-Author/s:
Eltjo J.H. Schrage
Published Jan 2008

"The Trust Beneficiary's Interest before R. v. Holland (1648)" (with Andrew Lewis, Paul Brand, Paul Mitchell), Law in the City: proceedings of the seventeenth British Legal History Conference, London, 2005 (Four Courts Press, 2007), pp. 95-118

Publisher:
Pages:
95-118
ISBN 13:
978-1-84682-038-0
Co-Author/s:
Andrew Lewis, Paul Brand, Paul Mitchell
Published Apr 2007

"Entries (38 in total, see list in index of contributors)" (with H.C.G. Matthew and Brian Harrison), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press, 2004)

ISBN 13:
978-0-19-861411-1
Co-Author/s:
H.C.G. Matthew and Brian Harrison
Published Sep 2004

"Estate Planning in Early-Modern England: 'Having' in the Statute of Wills" (with John Tiley), Studies in the History of Tax Law, vol. 1 (Hart Publishing, 2004), pp. 227-241

Publisher:
Pages:
227-241
ISBN 13:
9781841134734
Co-Author/s:
John Tiley
Published May 2004

"Trusts in England after the Statute of Uses: A View from the 16th Century" (with Richard Helmholz and Reinhard Zimmermann), Itinera Fiduciae: Trust and Treuhand in Historical Perspective (Duncker & Humblot, Berlin, 1998), pp. 173-205

Publisher:
Pages:
173-205
ISBN 13:
978-3-428-09614-5
Co-Author/s:
Richard Helmholz and Reinhard Zimmermann
Published Mar 1998

"The Influence of Revenue Considerations upon the Remedial Practice of Chancery in Trust Cases, 1536-1660" (with C.W. Brooks and M. Lobban), Communities and Courts in Britain 1150-1900 (The Hambledon Press, 1997), pp. 99-113

Book Reviews

David Harbecke: Modernisation Through Process: The Rise of the Court of Chancery in the European Perspective, Frankfurt am Main: Vitorio Klostermann 2018 [2020] Zeitschrift für Europäisches Privatrecht 1034

Published Nov 2020

John Hudson, ed., The History of English Law: centenary essays on 'Pollock and Maitland', Oxford, 1996 [1997] Cambridge Law Journal, 217

Published Sep 2009

Christopher W. Brooks, The Admissions Registers of Barnard's Inn 1620-1869, London, 1995 [1997] Cambridge Law Journal, 219

Published Sep 2009

Christopher W. Brooks, Lawyers, Litigation and English Society since 1450, London, 1998 (2000) 115 English Historical Review, 204

Published Sep 2009

J.W. Tubbs, The Common Law Mind: medieval and early modern conceptions, Baltimore, 2000 (2000) 44 American Journal of Legal History, 334

Published Sep 2009

K.J. Kesselring, Mercy and Authority in the Tudor State, Cambridge, 2003 (2005) 23 Law and History Review, 709

Published Sep 2009

Paul Brand, Kings, Barons and Justices: the making and enforcement of legislation in thirteenth-century England, Cambridge, 2003 H-Law. H-Net Reviews, December 2005

Paul Brand, The Making of the Common Law, London, 1992 [1993] Cambridge Law Journal 529

Published Sep 2009

Hector L. MacQueen, Common Law and Feudal Society in Medieval Scotland, Edinburgh, 1993 [1994] Cambridge Law Journal, 169

Published Sep 2009