Category Archives: land law

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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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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Google Maps for Land Law

I’ve admitted before that there’s nothing I enjoy more than an excuse for a little trip to the seaside and a cup of tea at the Weston Seaquarium, where you can gaze out to sea in one direction and across Beach Road to Ellenborough Park on the other. It does wonders to refresh one’s enthusiasm for the joys of Land law! 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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This is not just any old park….this is Ellenborough Park!

Apologies to good old M&S, but I just wanted to make the point. The new pic at the top of the blog is the park itself, good old Ellenborough Park. On a nice sunny day (not that we’ve had too … Continue reading

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Is this why everyone hates Land law?

Law tutor is having a bit of a difficult time at the moment, teaching Ilex level 6 Land law.  The Ilex level 6 courses are, in my opinion, considerably more challenging than some of the LLB courses I have known. … Continue reading

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Antiques Roadshow conundrum

The other day I watched the Antiques Roadshow for the first time in ages…..and it’s been worrying me ever since! I haven’t watched in years but, seeing that the programme was broadcast from beautiful Bath, my all-time favourite place, I thought I’d turn on. Several days later, I’m wishing I hadn’t, because a little legal question is driving me mad…. Continue reading

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Wake me up when September ends….better still, leave it ’till next June!

Somewhere between University and making a mid-life career change to the joys of lecturing, there was a point where I used to enjoy September. After years of mid-August gloom, knowing that the dreaded back-to-school/uni was just around the corner I … Continue reading

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Equity’s darling…..law students beware!

Students are often confused by the rules relating to interests in registered and unregistered land. This is quite a complex issue, and it’s well worth taking the time to ensure that you really understand it (nag your tutor if you … Continue reading

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