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Douglas Maxwell LL.B (Hons), Dip. LP, M.Phil (Cantab)

Research Interests

Property law, property theory, human rights, land law reform, apologies laws, and legal issues involving art and antiquities


An Alternative Framework For interpreting Article 1 Protocol No. 1 of the European Convention on Human Rights

Key Publications

D. Maxwell, 'Reeling in Article 1 of the First Protocol: R. (Mott) v Environment Agency [2018] UKSC 10' (2018) 6 Journal of Planning and Environmental Law (forthcoming)

D. Maxwell, 'Enforceable Rights or Progressive Policy Goals?' (2018) 63(3) Journal of the Law Society of Scotland 18-21

D. Maxwell, 'Article 1 of the First Protocol and a Tenants Right to Compensation' (2017) 81 Conveyancer & Property Lawyer 475-487

D. Maxwell, 'Article 1 of the First Protocol: A Paper Tiger in the Face of Compulsory Purchase Orders for Private Profit' (2017) 12 Journal of Planning and Environmental Law 1337-1357

D. Maxwell, 'Disputed Property Rights' (2017) 4 European Current Law 347-368.

D. Maxwell, 'Disputed Property Rights' (2016) 41 European Law Review 900-925

D. Maxwell, 'Iraq: A Basis in Law?' (2016) Journal of the Law Society of Scotland 12-15

D. Maxwell, 'The Apologies (Scotland) Act 2016' (2016) 61(8) Journal of Personal Injury Law 79-94

D. Maxwell, 'A British Bill of Rights' (2016) Journal of the Law Society of Scotland [Online]

D. Maxwell, 'Land Reform and Human Rights' (2016) 61(1)Journal of the Law Society of Scotland 22-24

D. Maxwell, 'Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word' (2014) Journal of the Law Society of Scotland [Online]

Book Reviews

D. Maxwell and A. Stevenson, 'K. Reid and G. Gretton, Land Registration (Edinburgh: Avizandum Publishing, 2017)' (2017) 81 Conveyancer and Property Lawyer 319-321


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Centre Responds to Government Consultation on Leases of Houses

Sep 23, 2017

Simon Cooper, Russell Hewitson and Martin Dixon have responded to the DCLG Consultation Paper on "Tackling Unfair Practices in the Leasehold Market’

Centre Fellows speak at E-conveyancing conference in Ireland

Apr 08, 2017

Simon Cooper, Rod Thomas and Martin Dixon present papers at the NUI Galway Title Registration and E-Conveyancing Conference 2017

MSPL Workshop 10 April 2017

Apr 05, 2017

The Centre will be hosting a one-day workshop on April 10th 2017 at Queens' College

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.

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