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el348@cam.ac.uk
University Lecturer in Environmental and Property Law (Department of Land Economy)

Interests

I research all areas of land law but am particularly interested in registration and issues surrounding the 'public face' of the register, and the interactions between statutory regulation and the fundamental principles of land law. I also research environmental law, focusing on national law regulation of the use of land and the of the judiciary in environmental adjudication. In particular I have focused on waste, contaminated land and habitats' protection. I also consider local and national issues in planning law.

CV / Biography

Publications

 

Books

The Principles of Land Law), forthcoming

Published Forthcoming

Environmental Adjudication (with Ole W Pedersen) (Hart Publishing), forthcoming

Co-Author/s:
Ole W Pedersen
Publisher:
Hart Publishing
Published Forthcoming

Oxford Handbook of Comparative Environmental Law (with Jorge E Vinuales) (eds) (OUP, 2019)

Co-Author/s:
Jorge E Vinuales
Publisher:
OUP
Published May 2019

Environmental and Energy Law Vol I-III (with Jorge E Vinuales) (eds) (Edward Elgar, 2017)

Co-Author/s:
Jorge E Vinuales
Publisher:
Edward Elgar
Published Jun 2017

Environmental Law (with D McGillivray, S Bell, O Pederson and E Stokes ) (OUP, 2016) 10th Edition

Co-Author/s:
D McGillivray, S Bell, O Pederson and E Stokes
Publisher:
OUP
Published Oct 2016

Interpreting Environmental Offences: The Need for Certainty (Hart Publishing, 2015)

Publisher:
Hart Publishing
Published May 2015

Q & A Land Law (with Martin Dixon) (Routledge Revision, 2014) 9th Edition

Co-Author/s:
Martin Dixon
Publisher:
Routledge Revision
Published Dec 2014

Articles

"Regulation and the Morphology of Property" (2019) Journal of Property, Planning and Environmental Law (editorial), 82-86

Citation:
(2019) Journal of Property, Planning and Environmental Law (editorial), 82-86
Published: Dec 2019
Citation:
(2019) Journal of Property, Planning and Environmental Law (editorial), 82-86
Published: Sep 2019

"Property in the Anthropocene" (2019) 43 William and Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review 514-593

Citation:
(2019) 43 William and Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review 514-593
Published: Jan 2019

"Morphological Analysis of Legal Ideology: Locating Interpretive Divergence" (2018) 10 Journal of Property, Planning and Environmental Law 5-16

Co-Author/s:
Edward Shepherd
Citation:
(2018) 10 Journal of Property, Planning and Environmental Law 5-16
Published: Feb 2018

"Interests, Powers and Mere Equities in Modern Land Law" (2017) 37 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 435-460

Co-Author/s:
Simon Cooper
Citation:
(2017) 37 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 435-460
Published: Nov 2017

"Responsibility and Liability for Climate Loss and Damage after Paris" (2017) 17 Climate Policy 59-70

Citation:
(2017) 17 Climate Policy 59-70
Published: Mar 2017

"The Polluter Pays Principle and the Remediation of Land" (2016) 8 International Journal of Law in the Built Environment 2-20

Citation:
(2016) 8 International Journal of Law in the Built Environment 2-20
Published: Jun 2016

"Allocation of Decision-Making Power under the Habitats Directive" (2016) 28 Journal of Environmental Law 191-219

Citation:
(2016) 28 Journal of Environmental Law 191-219
Published: Jun 2016

"Encroachments and Schedule 6 LRA 2002: Unknotting the Tangle" (2015) 79 Conveyancer and Property Lawyer 110-122

Citation:
(2015) 79 Conveyancer and Property Lawyer 110-122
Published: Jun 2015

"Incoherence and Incompatibility in Planning Law" (2015) 7 International Journal of Law in the Built Environment 111

Co-Author/s:
Edward Shepherd
Citation:
(2015) 7 International Journal of Law in the Built Environment 111
Published: Jun 2015

"Localism and Environmental Law: Uneasy Bedfellows?" [2014] Journal of Planning and Environmental Law 176

Citation:
[2014] Journal of Planning and Environmental Law 176
Published: Feb 2014

"Title by registration- rectification, indemnity and mistake and the Land Registration Act 2002" (2013) 76 Modern Law Review 62

Citation:
(2013) 76 Modern Law Review 62
Published: Jan 2013

"Actions for possession in the context of political protest: the role of article one, protocol one and horizontal effect" (2013) 77 Conveyancer and Property Lawyer 43

Citation:
(2013) 77 Conveyancer and Property Lawyer 43
Published: Jan 2013

"The contaminated land regime- new guidance, and a new philosophy?" (2012) 14 Environmental Law Review 267

Citation:
(2012) 14 Environmental Law Review 267
Published: Nov 2012

"Interpreting the Contaminated Land Regime: Should the "Polluter" Pay?" (2012) 14 Environmental Law Review 98

Citation:
(2012) 14 Environmental Law Review 98
Published: Apr 2012

Book Chapters

"Land registration in England and Wales: problems, solutions and missed opportunities" (with M Dixon) in D Grinlinton and R Thomas (ed(s)), Land Registration and Title Security in the Digital Age (Routledge), forthcoming

Publisher:
Routledge
Published Forthcoming

"Value in Comparative Law–3D Cartography and Analytical Description", Oxford Handbook of Comparative Environmental Law (OUP, 2019)

Publisher:
OUP
Co-Author/s:
Emma Lees and Jorge E Viñuales
Published May 2019

"The European Union" (with E Lees, M Gehring and F Phillips), Oxford Handbook of Comparative Environmental Law, 2019)

Co-Author/s:
Emma Lees and Jorge E Viñuales
Published May 2019

"Contaminated Sites", Oxford Handbook of Comparative Environmental Law, 2019)

Co-Author/s:
Emma Lees and Jorge E Viñuales
Published May 2019

"Adjudication Systems", Oxford Handbook of Comparative Environmental Law, 2019)

Co-Author/s:
Emma Lees and Jorge E Viñuales
Published May 2019

"Environmental Law and Criminal Law", Oxford Handbook of Comparative Environmental Law, 2019)

Co-Author/s:
Emma Lees and Jorge E Viñuales
Published May 2019

"Guaranteed Title, No Title Guaranteed", New Perspectives on Land Registration, 2018)

Co-Author/s:
Amy Goymour et al
Published Jun 2018

"The Public Face of the Register: Confidence in the Land Registration Act 2002", Das Grundbuch im Europa des 21. Jahrhunderts, 2016)

Co-Author/s:
Arkadiusz Wudarski
Published Jun 2016

"State Guaranteed Title: The Land Registration Act 2002", Property Law Perspectives III, 2014)

Co-Author/s:
Dorothy Gruyaert et al
Published Dec 2014

"Contamination and the Polluter Pays Principle", Implementing Environmental Law (Edward Elgar, 2014)

Publisher:
Edward Elgar
Co-Author/s:
P Martin & K Kennedy
Published Jun 2014

Book Reviews

A Practical Approach to Planning Law [2020] Conveyancer and Property Lawyer

Published Jan 2020

Foreclosed [2019] Conveyancer and Property Lawyer 310-11

Published Nov 2019

Modern Studies in Property Law Volume 9 [2018] Conveyancer and Property Lawyer

Published Aug 2018

The Right to Housing: Law, Concepts, and Possibilities – J. Hohmann [2015] Conveyancer and Property Lawyer 95-96

Published Jun 2016

Introduction to Land Law – S. Gardner and E McKenzie [2015] Conveyancer and Property Lawyer 537-538

Published Jun 2016

Case Notes

Langton v Secretary of State for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs: Badger Cull in the Court of Appeal (2020) Environmental Law Review

Published: Forthcoming

The Boundaries in Land Law: Trusts, Estoppel, Validity and Value [2020] Conveyancer and Property Lawyer

Published: Forthcoming

End of Waste Status and the Re-establishment of the Definition of Waste Panel (2018) 20(4) Environmental Law Review 233-239

Published: Nov 2018

Liability for Contaminated Land: Powys County Council v Price (2018) 20(2) Environmental Law Review 39-45

Published: Apr 2018

Agency, Knowledge and Good Faith in Land Registration: Knightsbridge Property Development Corporation (UK) Limited v South Chelsea Properties Limited [2018] Conveyancer and Property Lawyer 76-84

Published: Feb 2018

Concretising the Precautionary Principle in Habitats Protection—Grüne Lige Sachsen v Freistaat Sachsen and Orleans v Vlaams Gewest (2017) 19 Environmental Law Review 126-132

Published: Aug 2017

Mortgage Express v Lambert: Mere Equities and Overreaching [2017] Conveyancer and Property Lawyer 71-82

Published: Apr 2017

Article 8, Proportionality and Horizontal Effect (2017) 133 Law Quarterly Review 31-36

Published: Mar 2017

Powers of the Beneficiary of a Charge [2016] Conveyancer and Property Lawyer 157-167

Published: Jun 2016

Registration Make-Believe and Forgery - Swift 1st Ltd v Chief Land Registrar (2015) 131 Law Quarterly Review 515-519

Published: Sep 2015

Rectification of the Register – Prospective or Retrospective? (2015) 78 Modern Law Review 361-371

Published: Aug 2015

MacDonald v MacDonald: Horizontal Effect of Article 8 (2015) 131 Law Quarterly Review 34-39

Published: Apr 2015

Lawrence v Fen Tigers: Where now for nuisance? Conveyancer and Property Lawyer

Published: Aug 2014

Indemnity and the Land Registration Act 2002 Cambridge Law Journal

Published: Jun 2014

The meaning of "deposit": Thames Water v Bromley Magistrates’ Court (2014) 26 Journal of Environmental Law 129

Published: Jan 2014

Richall Holdings v Fitzwilliam: Malory v Cheshire Homes and the LRA 2002 (2013) 76 Modern Law Review 924

Published: Sep 2013

Keay v Morris Homes and Section 2 Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1989 (2013) 77 Conveyancer and Property Lawyer 61

Published: Jan 2013

Pushing the Boundaries of Dutton 2011(1) Conveyancer and Property Lawyer 74 (as Lochery)

Published: Jan 2011

Causing Contamination: R (Crest Nicholson Residential Limited) v Secretary of State for the Environment 140 Scottish Planning and Environmental Law Journal 98 (as Lochery)

Published: Aug 2010

Conference Papers

"Horizontal Effect in Land Law: How to Balance Articles 8, 10 and 11 and Article 1 Protocol 1" (YPLF, Oxford 2014)

Conference:
YPLF, Oxford 2014
Published: Sep 2014

"Local decision-making and national goals: incoherence and incompatibility in planning law." (AESOP, Utrecht 2014)

Co-Author/s:
Edward Shepherd
Conference:
AESOP, Utrecht 2014
Published: Jul 2014

"The Land Registration Act 2002: putting the state guarantee of title front and centre" ()

Published: Nov 2013

"Remediation of contaminated land- the polluter pays principle and stewardship" (IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Annual Colloquium- University of Waikato, Hamilton NZ)

Conference:
IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Annual Colloquium- University of Waikato, Hamilton NZ
Published: Jun 2013