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.
Release on 2017 | by Ben McFarlane,Nicholas Hopkins,Sarah Nield
Author: Ben McFarlane,Nicholas Hopkins,Sarah Nield
Pubpsher: Oxford University Press
Category: Land tenure
McFarlane, Hopkins, and Nield's Land Law is the most succinct, analytical textbook available in this subject area. These experienced and respected authors have used their unique approach to land law to provide a consistent structure with which students and lecturers can tackle the topics. The approach arms students with the tools needed to analyse content covered in classes and exams autonomously by demonstrating how to consider rules in isolation before looking at the full picture. This method helps students make links across topics. The concise treatment allows students to concentrate on building an in-depth, sophisticated grasp of the core principles. The authors' direct writing style and contextual outlook guides readers through the depth and detail and gives lucidity to abstract rules. The use of significant cases to exemplify rules in practice and diagrams for visual learners gives additional clarity to concepts that are particularly difficult to imagine. Students are encouraged to test their knowledge by answering end-of-chapter questions and to widen their research by referring to the resources suggested in the further reading lists accompanying each chapter. Web links to online sources are hosted on the Online Resource Centre. Legal updates are also available on this website.
Release on 2018-05-30 | by Judith-Anne MacKenzie,Aruna Nair
Author: Judith-Anne MacKenzie,Aruna Nair
Pubpsher: Oxford University Press
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.
Release on 1927 | by Sir William Searle Holdsworth
Author: Sir William Searle Holdsworth
Pubpsher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
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.
Modern Land Law is one of the most current and reliable textbooks available on land law today, offering a lively and thought-provoking account of a subject that remains at the heart of our legal system. Dispelling any apprehension about the subject’s formidability from the outset, this compact textbook provides an absorbing and exact analysis of all the key legal principles relating to land. Written with students firmly in mind, a clear introduction to every chapter frames each topic in its wider context and corresponding chapter summaries help to consolidate learning and encourage reflection. The 11th edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to address key developments in the law including quasi-easements, recent developments around the interplay of criminal law and land law in adverse possession, and the difficulties and uncertainties inherent in determining remedy in cases of proprietary estoppel.
Release on 2017-06-29 | by Barbara Bogusz,Roger Sexton
Text, Cases, and Materials
Author: Barbara Bogusz,Roger Sexton
Pubpsher: Oxford University Press
Category: Land law
Titles in the Complete series offer students a carefully blended combination of the subject's concepts, cases, and commentary. A combination which encourages critical thinking, stimulates analysis, and promotes a complete understanding.
This book explains the principles and practises of the 1998 Land Act, which brought about substantial changes to the land tenure laws of Uganda. It is organised into the following chapters: the historical background and context of the act; mortgages; land ownership; servitudes over the land; administration, control and dispute settlement; co-ownership; the general principles of land law; expropriated property; and the registration of the Titles Act. Tables of cases and statutes are also included.
Pubpsher: Macmillan International Higher Education
The palgrave macmillan law masters series is a long-running and successful list of titles offering clear, straightforward and comprehensive introductions to the main subject areas, all written by experienced and respected authors. This eighth edition of Land Law has been thoroughly updated to reflect recent developments in the subject. In addition, the content has been substantially enlarged and restructured so as to aid understanding. It is an ideal companion for students studying land law as part of a law degree or the GDL/CPE and for students taking the subject as part of a surveying or estate management course. Includes end of chapter summaries, self-test exercises and suggestions for further reading. A comprehensive companion website is available at www.palgrave.com/companion/Davys-Land-Law-8th-Edition/
Release on 2015-07-16 | by Simon Gardner,Emily MacKenzie
Author: Simon Gardner,Emily MacKenzie
Pubpsher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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'.