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Biography

LL.B. (Hons), first class, from Victoria University of Wellington (NZ); LL.M. (“The Management of Native Lands in Canada and New Zealand: A Comparison”) from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada; Ph.D. (Cantab.) 1988 (awarded Yorke Prize 1989). Fellow of Sidney Sussex College 1984 - .  Extensive publications in the field of common-law aboriginal rights; constitutional (imperial and colonial) history and historiography. Citation by courts (most recently and prominently, New Zealand's foreshore and seabed controversy (2003 -), also Takamore v Clark [2011] NZCA 587; Ross River Dena Council v A.-G (Canada) 2012 YKSC 4) and for the defendants in the 'Urewera Four Trial' (2012) (billed as New Zealand's most expensive criminal trial) [http://www.nzherald.co.nz/africa/news/article.cfm?l_id=1&objectid=10794146].  Books include Aboriginal Societies and the Common Law (2004); Aboriginal Title (2011)

Professor of Law & Legal History, University of Cambridge
Fellow, Sidney Sussex College
Professor Paul   McHugh
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Latest news

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

NEW CENTRE FELLOWS

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.