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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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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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Thinking of hiring a private tutor? Don’t leave it too late!

Lots of students feel that they need a bit of extra help with certain subjects, especially when the dreaded exams are looming, so they decide to find a personal tutor. This can be an excellent idea – if you find … Continue reading

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Preparing notes on Pedigree Chum…..

OK, I admit it, I’ve been ducking this moment for some time. Over the years I have become pathetically attached to the law of provocation. I’ve found the ins and outs of personal characteristics in relation to the second limb of the objective test fascinating, and I thoroughly enjoy teaching the subject. Not any more. Thanks to the Coroners and Justice Act 2009, provocation is no more. We have a new partial defence of “loss of control” and I need to update my lecture materials to take this into account, like it or not. 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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I love this……!

It’s exam time, and things are a little bit stressful for a lot of us at this time. When revising, try not to spend hours on end at your books – it’s important to take regular breaks. Little and often … Continue reading

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Custom essays

Excuse me if I get on my soapbox for a moment. I have read some very spirited defences of the custom essay writing business recently. Fair enough. Everyone is entitled to an opinion. So here’s mine…..

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“Mad bag, and dangerous to know”

Law tutor has been having a bit of a problem…… I’m trying to put together some copy for the site offering tutoring services. Simple enough, in theory, but surprisingly difficult in practice. In my time I’ve gone over endless personal … Continue reading

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