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Russell Hewitson is an Associate Professor at Northumbria Law School. After practising as a property law solicitor with a leading north east commercial law firm for a number of years he joined Northumbria University in 1992. He has also taught Equity & Trusts at Durham University. Russell is chair of the Law Society’s Conveyancing and Land Law Committee and is a member of the Joint Tribunal Panel of the Bar Council and the Law Society. He has also represented the Law Society as a Council Member on the NHBC Council. Amongst his publications he is General Editor of “Precedents for the Conveyancer”, “Practical Lease Precedents” and “Practical Conveyancing Precedents”, all published by Sweet & Maxwell. He is also a consultant editor of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Handbook. Outside the University Russell is a Magistrate and the Undersheriff for the City and Bailiwick of Newcastle upon Tyne. His current research interests include conveyancing, land registration and landlord and tenant law 

 

 

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 Russell  Hewitson
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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...

Report on Housing Possession Cases in the Covid-19 Pandemic

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...