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Cambridge Centre for Property Law



Professor Martin  Dixon
Professor of the Law of Real Property, University of Cambridge
Fellow, Queens' College
Director of the Cambridge Centre for Property Law
Honorary Bencher of Lincoln's Inn
Academic Fellow, Falcon Chambers, London

Centre Fellows

Associate Professor Christopher  Bevan
Centre Fellow
Associate Professor in Property Law, The University of Nottingham
Professor Elizabeth  Cooke
Centre Fellow
Judge of the Upper Tribunal, Lands Chamber
Centre Fellow
Associate Professor of Law, University of Oxford
Fellow and tutor in Law, St Hugh's College, Oxford
 Russell  Hewitson
Centre Fellow
Associate Professor of Law, Northumbria University
 Matthew  Jolley
Centre Fellow
Head of Legal Services, and Head of the Property, Family and Trust Law Team, Law Commission
Dr Emma  Lees
Senior Visiting Research Fellow
Professor, European University Institute
Professor Sergio  Nasarre-Aznar
Centre Fellow
Professor of Civil Law and Director of the Housing Chair at the University Rovira i Virgili (Spain). Deputy Judge in the Court of Appeal of Tarragona
Dr Andreas  Televantos
Centre Fellow
Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford
Hanbury Fellow and Tutor in Law, Lincoln College
Dr Edward  Ti
Centre Fellow
Lecturer in Law, Singapore Management University.
Dr Lisa  Whitehouse
Centre Fellow
Professor of Property Law, Policy and Practice at the University of Southampton
Professor Chris  Willmore
Centre Fellow
Emeritus Professor of Sustainability and Law, University of Bristol


University Associate Professor in Land Law
Professor Paul   McHugh
Professor of Law & Legal History, University of Cambridge
Fellow, Sidney Sussex College
Fellow and Dias College Assistant Professor in Law, Magdalene College, Cambridge.
 Brian   Sloan
Fellow in Law, Robinson College

Current research students

Successful Ph.D candidates

Dr Jonathan  Darby
The role of adjudication in the resolution of International environmental disputes and the development of International Environment Law
Dr Riddhi  Dasgupta
Expropriation in international investment and property regimes
Dr Osvlado  Gomez-Martinez
Property rights: growth and development: An in-depth cross-national comparative analysis
Dr Carolyn (Kat)  Grimsley
Implementation of a Global Title Registry
Dr Callistus  Mahama
Institutional and legal arrangements for land development in Ghana

Latest news

15th Modern Studies in Property Law Conference in Cambridge March 2024 and 100 Years of the 1925 Property Legislation Symposium

8 April 2023

The 15th Biennial Modern Studies in Property Law Conference will take place in Cambridge, centred around Queens’ College, Cambridge ( ) and the Cambridge Centre for Property Law ( ) between 25 th -28 th March 2024. The postgraduate showcase day will take...

2024 Conferences on Property Law

4 January 2023

In March 2024, the Centre will be hosting two conferences. The 15th Modern Studies in Property Law Conference will be held in Cambridge in March 2024 and, as with previous conferences, papers will be published as the next volume in the Modern Studies in Property Law Series. The latest volume edited by Natalie Mrockova ...

PBA Essay Competition 2023

21 November 2022

The Property Bar Association is pleased to launch its Essay Competition 2023 designed to recognise academic achievement and help to identify future property barristers and encourage an interest in property law. The competition is open to all law undergraduates, LLM, GDL and BPTC students. The 2023 Essay Question is: "Has...

Guest v Guest: Proprietary Estoppel

18 November 2022

The Supreme Court has delivered its judgment in Guest v Guest concerning the proper approach to remedies for a successful claim of estoppel. See [2022] UKSC 27 Judgment here

Mistakes, mispleading and overreaching: understanding title registration and correcting the register

17 March 2022

A discussion of the challenging case of Knight v Fernley , and what it means for our understanding of title by registration under the Land Registration Act 2002 has been published in the latest volume of the Jounral of Property, Planning and Environmental Law (currently on line only until later this quarter). It can be...