Gardner and MacKenzie's An Introduction to Land Law has been widely acclaimed by students and teachers for the distinctively informative and stimulating way in which it addresses this challenging subject. Concise and highly readable, it covers the main points of land law found in the syllabuses of law schools in England and Wales. While not intended as a comprehensive textbook, it provides both sufficient detail, and especially the illuminating overview needed, for a real understanding, and many pointers for those seeking more. Most of all, it stands apart from other land law books in the model it offers of critical engagement with the material. As the authors say in their Preface: [W]e aim not just to state the law, but to paint its portrait, or tell its story, or something of that kind. So we set out to offer a careful, thoughtful, honest and critical (but not unsympathetic) appraisal, from a number of directions, both doctrinal and contextual. Once again, too, we present the portrait or story partly for its own interest, but most of all so as to encourage readers to try something similar for themselves – to reflect on the subject more, and so understand it better, and at the same time deepen their thinking skills in general. As well as updating the book's overall coverage, this new edition features reworked discussions of areas where the law has recently undergone substantial change, and also where the authors' thoughts themselves have developed – including ownership, easements, and rectification of the land register. As one reader of the first edition commented, 'it shone light where none had shone before, and lit a clear path to understanding'.
Holdsworth, Sir William. An Historical Introduction to the Land Law. London: Oxford University Press, 1927. xxiv, 339 pp. Reprinted 2004 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 2002025949. ISBN 1-58477-262-X. Cloth. $95. * Sir William Holdsworth [1871-1944] was one of the most distinguished historians of English common law. Written to provide students of Real Property with a concise history of the field, Holdsworth believed this knowledge necessary as contemporary land law was difficult to understand without an understanding of its roots. Fifoot commends this book in his English Law and its Background for its history of the rules against perpetuities (121). The Law Quarterly Review noted that "every beginner will certainly have to read [this] book before he reads anything else" (44:105). Both sources cited in Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University (1953) 773.
'The text is clear and easy to understand. It explains the issues very well indeed without over-simplifying fundamental points' Dr Janine Griffiths-Baker, Senior Lecturer, School of Law, University of Bristol Introduction to Land Law presents a clear explanation of this often difficult to grasp subject. Its enables students to understand why land law is important and how the subject fits together, before introducing some of the critical issues that they will be expected to engage in throughout their study.
Academically rigorous yet welcoming and fully attuned to the needs of the student reader, Chris Bevan's Land Law represents a new breed of textbook, blending traditional and contemporary teaching approaches to guide its readers to a confident understanding of the subject.With its lively, engaging writing style - in which the author's enthusiasm is always apparent - and distinctive way of speaking directly to students, anticipating their questions and areas of confusion, Bevan's book does not simply set out the law but actively teaches it. Clear explanations arecomplemented by frequent, carefully-crafted visual aids, conveying key concepts in ways that all students can understand, and topics are broken down into sections that are easy to digest and navigate.This book maintains a critical emphasis and encourages students to consider and understand the law in context (both within society and their degree), not just in the abstract. "Key case" boxes offer concise insights on leading cases that pique students' interest, spurring them to conduct their ownreading of primary material, and although the book reflects on historical background in order to make sense of today's law, its overriding perspective is forward-looking, epitomised in the "Future directions" conclusions for each chapter which consider future implications and likely reforms.Balancing brevity with detail and rigour with accessibility, Land Law is a truly modern textbook that supports and motivates its readers, allowing them to reap the rewards an understanding of this complex but fascinating subject will bring.Online resourcesThe published text will be accompanied by extensive online resources containing a test bank of questions, animated diagrams, "Wider debates" podcasts from the author, "Leading lawyers" perspectives' videos, advice on answering essay and problem questions, updates on changes in the law and new cases,as well as links to useful websites.
This revised and expanded edition makes land law readily accessible. The book begins with an introduction to the general scheme of modern land law and then considers the major topics in turn. Land law has changed much in recent years: the advent of significant legislation in the law of leases and in the field of co-ownership has radically altered the legal landscape. Case law, too, has boomed. In September 1998, the Law Commission published its blueprint for land registration in the next century. These developments, as well as the recognition of the importance of land law within the degree syllabus, have resulted in this edition.
Written by the Law Commissioner responsible for land law, this second edition is an invaluable resource for students new to the subject. It provides a clear overview of the subject, details key cases, and offers both a clear explanation of how the law works and insights into how property lawyers think.
Modern Land Law provides a readable, clear and thorough exposition of the principles of land law. Comprehensive yet succinct it is the perfect text for an undergraduate course.
Practical and contextual in its approach, lucid and engaging in style, Textbook on Land Law enlivens the subject for students. The innovative running case study used throughout illustrates the law in action, helping students to visualize the real life applications of the law and demystify abstract concepts. Academic details on key topics are explained straightforwardly for an accessible learning experience. This is enhanced by additional examples, extracts, diagrams, and sample documents which contribute to the building blocks of a clear framework, enabling students to gain a pragmatic understanding of the essential principles. A glossary of key terms is included at the end of the book for ease of reference, while end-of-chapter reading suggestions support further research and exam preparation. Online resources This textbook is also accompanied by online resources including self-test questions with instant feedback, guidance on approaching land law problems, as well as additional examination of topics such as leasehold covenants, perpetuities and accumulations, and undue influence and mortgages.
Land Law Directions is an engaging and straightforward introduction to land law, with clear explanations of even the most difficult concepts. Case summaries, photographs, and examples are used throughout to provide real-life context and clarify abstract ideas, while diagrams and definitions ensure the text is easy to follow and that key points are clear. From their extensive experience teaching undergraduates, authors have created a range of resources to help you build upon and further your understanding, including self-test questions, thinking points, and fictional examples. The book concludes with two useful chapters that show you how the topics come together and provide guidance on how to prepare for exams. Land Law Directions innovative features, easy-to-read style and practical advice make this the ideal all-round textbook to prepare you for success in both exams and the workplace. This book is also accompanied by an extensive Online Resource Centre (www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/orc/clarke_directions4e/) that includes the following features: - additional topics for further study - revision podcasts - multiple choice questions - interactive glossary of key land law terminology - suggested approaches to the end of chapter questions in the text - updates to the law - links to sites with useful resources relating to land law
The second edition of Land Law: Text, Cases, and Materials offers a stimulating and thought-provoking guide to land law. With insightful commentary and carefully selected primary and secondary material this book provides the resources necessary for a thorough study of land law.
This classic work (formerly entitled An Introduction to the History of Land Law) has been thoroughly revised with some chapters rewritten to bring it completely up to date. It is available for the first time in paperback.
Digby, Kenelm Edward, Assisted by William Montagu Harrison. An Introduction to the History of the Law of Real Property with Original Authorities. Fifth Edition. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1897. xiv, 448 pp. Reprint available March, 2005 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-495-9. Cloth. $95. * Reprint of the final (and best edition), which incorporates the research of Pollock and Maitland's History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I. This valuable history is in two parts. The first is an account of Anglo-Saxon land law, the development of feudal tenure and the history of feudalism in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Special attention is given to the legislation of Edward I. The second part examines the history of uses, wills and conveyances. This fascinating account is further enriched with lengthy excerpts from Bracton, Glanville, the Year Books and the statutes (with translations).
Thompson's Modern Land Law looks at the core areas of this subject area through a theoretical and critical lens. The authors excel at explaining difficult rules and concepts clearly but without oversimplification, guiding students around the common pitfalls in areas where there is typically misunderstanding or confusion. Straightforward accounts of the law are underpinned by insightful author commentary on areas of debate, exposing students to critical reasoning. Examples of the context in which land law operates helps students to understand abstract topics and encourages them to appreciate the social importance of this subject. Online Resources You will find regular updates to the law and discussion on Twitter by following @modernlandlaw, which is regularly maintained by the authors.
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Land Law provides a clear and straightforward introduction to the basic English land law rules enabling the student to gain a firm grounding in the subject. It uses accessible language, tables and diagrams, and stresses a full understanding of a few important cases rather than a superficial understanding of many. Ample practice and revision material is provided. This fifth edition includes the Land Registration Act 2002 and considers the move towards electronic conveyancing. It also looks at developments in law on adverse possession and on undue influence, with a section on the rules relating to commonhold.