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Email

mjd1001@cam.ac.uk

Faculty Contact Details

Tel: 01223 3 35542

College Contact Details

Room: Walnut Court, H4

Tel: 01223 3 35542

M.A. (Oxon), Ph.D. (Cantab), Honorary Bencher of Lincoln's Inn
Professor of the Law of Real Property

Interests

 

Land Law and Land Registration; Law of Mortgages; Law of Co-ownership; Proprietary Estoppel; International Law: Relations with National Law and Role and Functions of the United Nations

 

Publications

 

Books

"Ruoff & Roper: The Law of Registered Conveyancing" (Sweet & Maxwell)

Co-Author/s:
Sarah Wheeler, Stephen R Coveney and Patrick Timothy
Publisher:
Sweet & Maxwell
ISBN 13:
9780421440609
Published Nov 2019

"Megarry & Wade: The Law of Real Property (2019)" (Sweet & Maxwell) 9th Edition

Co-Author/s:
Stuart Bridge and Elizabeth Cooke
Publisher:
Sweet & Maxwell
ISBN 13:
9780414066991
Published Mar 2019

"Modern Land Law (2018)" (Routledge) 11th Edition

Publisher:
Routledge
ISBN 13:
978-1138555860
Published Jun 2018

"Textbook on International Law (2013)" (OUP) 7th Edition

Publisher:
OUP
ISBN:
0199574456
ISBN 13:
978-0199574452
Published Apr 2013

"Q&A Land Law 2013-14" (Routledge) 8th Edition

Co-Author/s:
Gerwyn Griffiths, Emma Lees
Publisher:
Routledge
Published Dec 2012

"Cases and Materials on International Law" (OUP) 5th Edition

Co-Author/s:
Robert McCorquodale, Sarah Williams
Publisher:
OUP
ISBN 13:
978-0-19-925999-1
Published Aug 2011

"Modern Studies in Property Law" (Hart Publishing) (Ed)

Publisher:
Hart Publishing
ISBN:
1841139602
ISBN 13:
978-1841139609
Published Jul 2009

"Contemporary Perspectives on Property, Equity and Trusts" (OUP)

Co-Author/s:
G Griffiths
Publisher:
OUP
ISBN 13:
978-0-19-921984-1
Published Nov 2007

Articles

"Dishonest Strangers" [2019] Conv 195

Citation:
[2019] Conv 195
Published: Sep 2019

"Proprietary Estoppel: The Law of Farms and Families" [2019] Conv 89

Citation:
[2019] Conv 89
Published: Jul 2019

"Rectifying the register under the LRA 2002: the Malory 2 non-problem" [2016] Conv. 382

Citation:
[2016] Conv. 382
Published: Oct 2016

"The Law Commission and law reform (editorial)" [2016] Conv. 255-256

Citation:
[2016] Conv. 255-256
Published: Jul 2016

"Developments in estoppel and trusts of land (Editorial)" [2015] Conv. 469-473

Citation:
[2015] Conv. 469-473
Published: Dec 2015

"Legal education: where next? (Editorial)" [2015] Conv. 2015 369-372

Citation:
[2015] Conv. 2015 369-372
Published: Oct 2015

"The Boland requiem (Editorial)" [2015] Conv. 285-90

Citation:
[2015] Conv. 285-90
Published: Jul 2015

"A reformist menu (Editorial)" [2015] Conv. 187

Citation:
[2015] Conv. 187
Published: May 2015

"Rectification and priority: further skirmishes in the land registration war " [2015] L.Q.R. 207

Citation:
[2015] L.Q.R. 207
Published: Apr 2015

"A tangled web of priority" [2015] Conv. 97

Citation:
[2015] Conv. 97
Published: Mar 2015

"Green light for development? (Editorial)" [2015] Conv 1

Citation:
[2015] Conv 1
Published: Jan 2015

"Why? (Editorial) (Scott v Southern Pacific Mortgages)" [2014] Conv 461

Citation:
[2014] Conv 461
Published: Dec 2014

"Criminal squatting and adverse possession: the best solution?" [2014] J.H.L. 2014, 17(5), 94

Citation:
[2014] J.H.L. 2014, 17(5), 94
Published: Oct 2014

"Cemeteries and coffee shops: common intention, land registration and priority (Editorial)" [2014] Conv. 279-284

Citation:
[2014] Conv. 279-284
Published: Jul 2014

"Land Registration and Time Travel: reforming the land registry" [2014] 78 Conv. 189

Citation:
[2014] 78 Conv. 189
Published: Jun 2014

"The Sound of Silence: Easements to make a noise" [2014] 78 Conv. 79

Citation:
[2014] 78 Conv. 79
Published: Apr 2014

"A Doctrinal Approach to Property Law: Who Cares and Why?" (2014) 3 Property Law Review 160

Citation:
(2014) 3 Property Law Review 160
Published: Mar 2014

"Something for the New Year: land law reform" [2014] 78 Conv. 1

Citation:
[2014] 78 Conv. 1
Published: Feb 2014

"The past, the present and the future of land registration" [2013] 77 Conv. 463

Citation:
[2013] 77 Conv. 463
Published: Dec 2013

"Title by registration or conquest: interpreting the Land Registration Act 2002 in England and Wales" I.J.L.B.E. 2013, 5(3), 194-206

Citation:
I.J.L.B.E. 2013, 5(3), 194-206
Published: Nov 2013

"And Here is the News: Legal Training" [2013] 77 Conv. 255

Citation:
[2013] 77 Conv. 255
Published: Aug 2013

"A Not So Conclusive Title Register?" [2013] 129 LQR 320

Citation:
[2013] 129 LQR 320
Published: Jul 2013

"Reaching up for the box in the attic: mortgages and overreaching" [2013] 77 Conv. 165

Citation:
[2013] 77 Conv. 165
Published: Jul 2013

"Shining a Light on Easements" [2013] 77 Conv. 85

Citation:
[2013] 77 Conv. 85
Published: Mar 2013

"To Write or Not to Write: Formalities and Land Law" [2013] 77 Conv. 1

Citation:
[2013] 77 Conv. 1
Published: Jan 2013

"Knowing receipt, constructive trusts and registered title" [2012] 76 Conv. 439

Citation:
[2012] 76 Conv. 439
Published: Dec 2012

"Adverse possession and criminal liability" [2012] 76 Conv. 185

Citation:
[2012] 76 Conv. 185
Published: Jun 2012

"Jones v Kernott: The still not ended, never-ending story" [2012] 76 Conv. 83

Citation:
[2012] 76 Conv. 83
Published: Apr 2012

"Easements and the Law Commission" [2012] 76 Conv. 1

Citation:
[2012] 76 Conv. 1
Published: Feb 2012

"To sell or not to sell: that is the question: the irony of the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996" (2011) 70 CLJ 579.

Citation:
(2011) 70 CLJ 579.
Published: Dec 2011

"Village Greens and Squatting: A summer of Consultation" [2011] 75 Conv. 347

Citation:
[2011] 75 Conv. 347
Published: Sep 2011

"Easements and contradictions" [2011] 75 Conv. 167.

Citation:
[2011] 75 Conv. 167.
Published: Jun 2011

"Beneficial Interests After Stack v Dowden & Jones v Kernott" [2011] 75 Conv. 87

Citation:
[2011] 75 Conv. 87
Published: Mar 2011

"The Future of the Land Registry" [2011] 75 Conv. 1.

Citation:
[2011] 75 Conv. 1.
Published: Jan 2011

"Confining and defining proprietary estoppel: the role of unconscionability" (2010) 30 Legal Studies 408

Citation:
(2010) 30 Legal Studies 408
Published: Dec 2010

"Possession: A concept for all seasons" [2010] 74 Conv 423

Citation:
[2010] 74 Conv 423
Published: Nov 2010

"Taking Stock" [2010] 74 Conv. 343

Citation:
[2010] 74 Conv. 343
Published: Oct 2010

"Tolerated Trespassers and Secure Tenancies" [2010] 74 Conv. 273

Citation:
[2010] 74 Conv. 273
Published: Jul 2010

"HM Adjudicator to the Land Registry and Questions of Rectification" [2010] 74 Conv. 207

Citation:
[2010] 74 Conv. 207
Published: May 2010

"Reforming Mortgages" [2010] 74 Conv. 111

Citation:
[2010] 74 Conv. 111
Published: Feb 2010

"HSBC v Dyche" [2010] 74 Conv. 1

Citation:
[2010] 74 Conv. 1
Published: Jan 2010

"Priorities under the Land Registration Act 2002" (2009) 125 L.Q.R. 401

Citation:
(2009) 125 L.Q.R. 401
Published: Dec 2009

"Easements: where next and why?" [2009] 73 Conv. 437

Citation:
[2009] 73 Conv. 437
Published: Nov 2009

"The House of Lords-A Retrospective" [2009] 73 Conv. 365

Citation:
[2009] 73 Conv. 365
Published: Sep 2009

"Mortgagees' powers and duties: Horsham Properties & Thompson v Foy" [2009] Conv. 283

Citation:
[2009] Conv. 283
Published: Jun 2009

"Adverse possession and Registered land" [2009] Conv. 169

Citation:
[2009] Conv. 169
Published: May 2009

"The reach of estoppel: a matter of debate" [2009] 73 Conv. 85

Citation:
[2009] 73 Conv. 85
Published: Apr 2009

"A Matter of Clarity: Tolerated Trespassers" [2009] 73 Conv. 1

Citation:
[2009] 73 Conv. 1
Published: Jan 2009

"The Mortgage Arrears Protocol" [2008] 72 Conv. 473

Citation:
[2008] 72 Conv. 473
Published: Dec 2008

"New rules at the Land registry" [2008] 72 Conv. 355

Citation:
[2008] 72 Conv. 355
Published: Oct 2008

"The Law Commission's Working Paper on Easements" [2008] 72 Conv. 269

Citation:
[2008] 72 Conv. 269
Published: Aug 2008

"Resulting and Constructive Trusts of Land" [2005] Conv. 79.

Citation:
[2005] Conv. 79.
Published: May 2005

"The Land Registration Act 2002: A Risk Assessment" [2003] Conv. 136

Citation:
[2003] Conv. 136
Published: May 2003

"Has Flegg been overruled? Overreaching and the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996" [2000] Conv. 267.

Citation:
[2000] Conv. 267.
Published: Oct 2000

"Combating the mortgagee's right to possession: new hope for the mortgagor in chains" (1998) 18 Legal Studies 279.

Citation:
(1998) 18 Legal Studies 279.
Published: Oct 1998

"Co-ownership trusts in the UK: the Denning legacy" [1988] 3 Denning Law Journal 27

Citation:
[1988] 3 Denning Law Journal 27
Published: Apr 1988

Book Chapters

"Title Guarantee or Title Indefeasibility?", New Horizons for Torrens: Land Registration and Title Security in the Digital Age (Routledge)

Publisher:
Routledge
Published Feb 2020

"Land Registration in England & Wales: problems, solutions and missed opportunities", New Horizons for Torrens: Land Registration and Title Security in the Digital Age (Ed)

Published Nov 2019

"Painting Proprietary Estoppel", Essays in Honour of Mark Thompson

Published Forthcoming

"Williams v Hensman (1861) and the Law of Severance: Janus Personified", Landmark Cases in Succession Law (Bloomsbury)

Publisher:
Bloomsbury
ISBN 13:
9781509919000
Published Oct 2019

"Stitching Together Modern Estoppel" in Nigel Gravells, Landmark Cases in Land Law (Hart) (Ed)

Publisher:
Hart
ISBN 13:
9781849462570
Co-Author/s:
Nigel Gravells
Published Jun 2013

"English Land Law" in Anthony Speaight QC, Architect's Legal Handbook (Ed)

Co-Author/s:
Anthony Speaight QC
Published Aug 2009

"Protecting Third Party Interests Under The Land Registration Act 2002 - To Worry Or Not To Worry: That Is The Question" in Martin Dixon, Gerwyn Griffiths, Contemporary Perspectives on Property, Equity and Trusts Law (OUP) (Ed)

Publisher:
OUP
Co-Author/s:
Martin Dixon, Gerwyn Griffiths
Published Oct 2007

"Equitable Co-ownership: Proprietary Rights in Name Only?" in E Cooke, Modern Studies in Property Law Vol. 4 (Ed)

ISBN 13:
978-1841136288
Co-Author/s:
E Cooke
Published Oct 2007

"Proprietary Estoppel and Formalities in Land Law and the Land Registration Act 2002" in E Cooke, Modern Studies in Property Law Vol. 3 (Hart Publishing)

Publisher:
Hart Publishing
Co-Author/s:
E Cooke
Published Oct 2003

"Consenting away proprietary rights" in E Cooke, Modern Studies in Property Law Vol. 2 (Hart) (Ed)

Publisher:
Hart
Co-Author/s:
E Cooke
Published Mar 2003

"Proprietary and Non-Proprietary Rights in Modern Land Law" in Louise Tee, Land Law: Issues, Debates, Policy (Willan) (Ed)

Publisher:
Willan
Co-Author/s:
Louise Tee
Published Oct 2002

Case Notes

Mortgages, co-owners and priority: some basics [2016] Conv. 81-83

Published: Mar 2016

At the sharper end - Adjudicator to the Registry [2011] 75 Conv. 335

Published: Jul 2011

Proprietary estoppel: a return to principle? [2009] Conv 260

Published: Oct 2009

Mortgage duties and commercial property transactions [2006] 70 Conv 278

Published: Oct 2008

Derbyshire CC v Fallon [2008] 72 Conv. 238

Published: Jun 2008

Human Rights and Adverse Possession: The final nail [2008] 72 Conv. 160

Published: Apr 2008

Estoppel and Testamentary Freedom [2008] 72 Conv. 65.

Published: Feb 2008

Adverse possession in three jurisdictions [2006] 70 Conv 179

Published: Oct 2006

Leasehold covenants and equitable set-off [2006] 70 Conv 460

Published: Oct 2006

A failure of statutory purpose or a failure of professional advice? [2006] 70 Conv 79

Published: Oct 2006

Trusts of land, bankruptcy and human rights [2005] 69 Conv. 161

Published: Oct 2005

Proprietary rights and rectifying the effect of non-registration [2005] 69 Conv. 447

Published: Oct 2005

Adverse possession and human rights [2005] 69 Conv. 345

Published: Oct 2005

Invalid contracts, estoppel and constructive trusts [2005] 69 Conv 247

Published: May 2005

Estoppel Unconscionability and Formalities in Land Law: Gillett v Holt [2000] 59 CLJ 453

Published: Nov 2000

The non-proprietary lease: the rise of the feudal phoenix [2000] 59 CLJ 25

Published: Oct 2000

The Gabcikovo Case [1998] 57 CLJ 1

Published: Oct 1998

Thatcher v Douglas [1995] 6 RWLR

Published: Oct 1995

The Special Tenderness of Equity (1994) 53 CLJ 21

Published: Oct 1994

The Case Concerning Elettronica Sicula 41 ICLQ 701 (1992).

Published: Oct 1992

Adverse Possession—Compromises and Estoppel (1992) 51 CLJ 420

Published: Jul 1992

Reports

Acquisition and Affordability of Land for Housing in Urban Ghana: A Study in the Formal Land Market Dynamics

Co-Author/s:
Dr Callistus Mahama
Body / Institution:
RICS Research paper series, Volume 6, No.10
Published: Oct 2006

Compatibility of certain property laws of the Republic of Moldova with the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms 1950 and Protocols thereto.

Body / Institution:
Council of Europe (Human Rights Co-operation and Awareness Division of the Directorate General of Human Rights
Published: Oct 2003