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Biography

Dr Roche was an academic historian, Judicial Assistant in the Court of Appeal (Civil Division), and practising barrister before returning to academia as a lawyer in 2011. She is Associate Professor of Property Law at the University of Southampton and has been a Centre Fellow since 2011. Her research interests are focused on doctrinal land law in its intersections with contract and equity, histories and philosophies of law, and broader cultural and political history. She is currently doing research on constructive trusts of the home and rented homes, and on land law and the constitution in the 19th and 20th centuries

Publications

Key publications: 

'Constitutional land law: Mexfield and the 40-shilling freehold', in W Barr (ed), Modern Studies in Property Law: Volume 8 (Hart, August 2015)

'Contract and equity, forfeiture and phones' [2014] Conv 164

Editorial, 'The madwoman in the attic: freeing landlord-tenant law’ [2011] Conv 444

'Kernott, Stack, and Oxley made simple: a practitioner's view' [2011] Conv 123

‘Historiography and the Law of Property Act 1925: The Return of Frankenstein’ [2018] CLJ 600

‘Returning to Clarity and Principle: The Privy Council on Stack v Dowden’ [2017] CLJ 493

‘Estoppel, registration, and the perils of obiter’ [2017] Conv 460

‘Legal history in court: lessons from Mexfield and Southward’ [2016] Conv 286

 

Centre Fellow
Dr Juanita  Roche
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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...

MSPL Conference 2022

3 February 2022

Registration for the 2022 Modern Studies in Property Law conference is now open. The conference will be held at St John’s College, Oxford from Tuesday 29th March to Thursday 31st March 2022. On the final day of the conference, the MSPL Postgraduate Conference will be held in the same location. Further information about the...

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3 February 2022

Lisa Whitehouse, Professor of Property Law, Policy and Practice at the University of Southampton ( L.A.Whitehouse@soton.ac.uk ), has published her report on the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in housing possession cases in England and Wales. The research, generously funded by the Economic and Social Research Council...