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My research interests span most of the areas in which I teach, as is reflected in my books such as: The Precarious Home: Socio-Legal Perspectives on the Home in Insecure Times, Hart Publishing, Oxford (2018) (with Helen Carr, and Caroline Hunter, eds); Butt's Land Law, 7th ed, Thomson Reuters, (2017); Law and Poverty in Australia: 40 Years after the Poverty Commission, Federation Press, Leichhardt, NSW (2017) (with Andrea Durbach and Vicki Sentas); Native Title from Mabo to Akiba: A Vehicle for Change and Empowerment?, Federation Press, Leichhardt, NSW (2015) (with Sean Brennan, Megan Davis and Leon Terrill); Sackville and Neave: Australian Property Law, 10th ed, LexisNexis, Sydney (2016) (with Chris Rossiter, Pam O'Connor and Andrew Godwin), the most widely prescribed property law text in Australian law schools; and LawModernityPostmodernity: Legal Change in the Contracting State, Ashgate, Aldershot, UK (2003). In addition, my research and publications cover the areas of law and social theory, and legal history. My research is also directed to the reform of housing law and property law. As well as making frequent submissions to government and law reform bodies, I have been engaged as a consultant to the New South Wales Law Reform Commission (1996), and was a member of the Board of the Tenants' Union of New South Wales from 2004-12. In 2015 I received the Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence (Postgraduate Research Supervision).

Centre Fellow
Professor Brendan  Edgeworth
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Richard Castle publishes new edition of his Drafting Guide

4 February 2020

Centre Fellow Richard Castle publishes the 2nd edition of Drafting Guide for Private Legal Documents

Lecturer in Land Law vacancy

19 January 2020

UCL are searching for a lecturer in Property Law

Women and the Chancery Bar

22 November 2019

An opportunity to learn about a career as a barrister at the Chancery Bar


18 November 2019

The Centre is delighted to announce that Professor Brendan Edgeworth, Professor Sarah Nield, Dr Lisa Whitehouse and Professor Chris Willmore are joining as new Fellows.

The Association for Law, Property, and Society Announces its 11th Annual Meeting

18 November 2019

Tulane University Law School is honoured to host ALPS in May 2020 for an exciting conference that will feature plenary panels on comparative property law and concurrent panels on a wide array of property topics.