Category Archives: General

Dragging Land Law into the 21st Century

Way back, I allowed myself to have a little blogger’s whinge about the plethora of Land Law textbooks that still harp on about those old Land Law maxims about legal rights binding the world and ‘Equity’s Darling’, even though they … Continue reading

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That’s precisely what I mean!

Let’s get something straight to start with – I’ve reached that age where I’m turning into a grumpy old bat. I appreciate good manners, hate mobile ‘phones (why is it that the people who feel the need to use them … Continue reading

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Death can be fatal…

Long time no blog! Things seem to have been very busy of late, but now we’ve got the New Year exam season out of the way, perhaps it’s time for a little reflection. In discussing the issues with a fellow … Continue reading

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The joys of Tort

It’s no secret that I’m not a particular lover of Tort. I dislike those nasty negligence cases but, as a longtime lover of Land law, I have always enjoyed the Torts of nuisance and trespass… Continue reading

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De minimis non curat lex?

Summer. That wonderful time of year when you can take time out, enjoy the seaside, watch the Tour de France on TV and generally enjoy yourself. The time when exams are over, classes are finished and students don’t keep emailing … Continue reading

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Avoiding an Eric Morecambe…

As the Summer series of exams roll around again, it’s worth just reminding yourself to pay attention to the structure of your answer in the exams. I won’t go on at length (again) about the virtues of answering the question, … Continue reading

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Alliteration leads the way for learning in law?

From William Langland’s Piers Plowman to the sports pages of The Independent, and the glory of headlines like “Elwood excels as England are Engulged” (why can’t they show this one on ESPN Classic?) I’ve always enjoyed a good bit of alliteration. However, until now, I hadn’t really considered its possibility as a viable learning aid in the study of law. It appears I was wrong….. Continue reading

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Still harping on Hinks

Right now I should be doing my lecture notes on burglary (a wonderful subject, not least for the joys of Lord Edmund Davies’ description of the facts in R v Collins, available on www.bailii.org [1972] EWCA Crim 1) but, as usual, I’m struggling to get my mind past theft and, in particular, the case of Hinks… Continue reading

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I don’t think Majewski will help me!

It’s that time of year again. The last college class before Christmas… Continue reading

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All Twitter-ready, but nothing to Tweet about…..

Can you imagine Lord Atkin’s famous neighbour test from Donoghue v Stevenson being reduced to “U R liable. Pay up now. LOL”?
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