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Professor Paul McHugh MA, Ph.D

Professor Paul  McHugh, MA, Ph.D

Professor of Law & Legal History, University of Cambridge

Fellow, Sidney Sussex College


Biography:

LL.B. (Hons), first class, from Victoria University of Wellington (NZ); LL.M. (“The Management of Native Lands in Canada and New Zealand: A Comparison”) from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada; Ph.D. (Cantab.) 1988 (awarded Yorke Prize 1989). Fellow of Sidney Sussex College 1984 - .  Extensive publications in the field of common-law aboriginal rights; constitutional (imperial and colonial) history and historiography. Citation by courts (most recently and prominently, New Zealand's foreshore and seabed controversy (2003 -), also Takamore v Clark [2011] NZCA 587; Ross River Dena Council v A.-G (Canada) 2012 YKSC 4) and for the defendants in the 'Urewera Four Trial' (2012) (billed as New Zealand's most expensive criminal trial) [http://www.nzherald.co.nz/africa/news/article.cfm?l_id=1&objectid=10794146].  Books include Aboriginal Societies and the Common Law (2004); Aboriginal Title (2011)

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Property Bar Association Day Conference on Land law

Sep 21, 2016

The PBA is holding a mini-conference on Real Property: New perspectives. November 8th, London. To include discussion of land registration, commercial constructive trusts, mortgages, covenants, Coventry v Lawrence and more. Click for further details

New Centre Fellow

Sep 07, 2016

Professor Sergio Nasarre-Aznar joins the Centre. Professor Nazarre completed his M.Phil at Cambridge (Cantab) and is an expert on European property law.

Seminar on Updating the LRA 2002

Jun 01, 2016

CCPL, the Cambridge Centre for Private Law and the Society of Legal Scholars host seminar on Updating the Land Registration Act 2002

New Centre Fellows

May 10, 2016

Russell Hewitson and Matthew Jolley join as new Centre Fellows.

Honorary Bencher of Lincoln's Inn

May 05, 2016

Martin Dixon has been elected an Honorary Bencher of Lincoln's Inn

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