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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, '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 1-23.
D. Maxwell, 'Disputed Property Rights' (2017) 4 European Current Law 347-368.
D. Maxwell, 'Disputed Property Rights: Article 1 Protocol No.1 of the European Convention on Human Rights and the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016'(2016) 91 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 Journal of Personal Injury Law 79-94.
D. Maxwell, 'British Bill of Rights' (2016) Journal of the Law Society of Scotland [Online].
D. Maxwell, 'Land Reform and Human Rights' (2016) 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].

Conference Papers

D. Maxwell, ‘British Perspectives on Kelo v City of New London’ American Association of Law, Property & Society, University of Michigan, USA, 19 May 2017
D. Maxwell, ‘Lessons from Hawaii Housing Association v Midkiff’ George Mason Legal Colloquium, Washington DC, USA, 14 May 2017
D. Maxwell, ‘Disputed Property Rights’ Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference, The United Nations, The Hague, Netherlands, 21 October 2016.
D. Maxwell, ‘Human Rights and Land Reform’ Modern Studies in Property Law Conference, Belfast UK, 7 April 2016.
D. Maxwell, ‘Article 1 of the First Protocol' Cambridge Centre for Property Law, Cambridge UK, 4 December 2015

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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Conference on Regulatory Issues in Property Law 25th and 26th May 2018

Sep 23, 2017

We are delighted to announce that, on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 May 2018, the Cambridge University Centre for Property Law will be hosting a conference on regulatory issues in property law. The conference will bring together property law scholars and practitioners from around the world to discuss the most important contemporary issues facing the law of real property. Designed to bring together practitioners and academics, the conference seeks to promote purposeful discussion and build lasting relationships. Click on the News item to book a place.

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

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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

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