MA, BCL (Oxon)
My current research interests lie primarily in Property Law and, in particular, its interface with other areas of the law, such as Tort, Contract, Unjust Enrichment and Human Rights. My recent research has examined the ways in which intangible assets (such as contractual rights) should be afforded legal protection to match that conferred on rights over tangible assets (ie land and chattels). I have also developed a particular research interest in the evolving relationship between human rights and our established domestic rules of property. Currently, I am working on the effect which forgery and fraud might have on title to registered land.
'Mistaken Registrations of Land: Exploding the Myth of 'Title by Registration''  CLJ 617
‘Testing the Boundaries of Conversion – Account-holders, Intangible Property and Economic Harm’  LMCLQ 204 (co-authored with Stephen Watterson).
‘Private Property, Housing and Human Rights’, ch 12 in D Hoffman (ed), The Impact of the Human Rights Act on Private Law (CUP, 2011).
‘Conversion of Contractual Rights’  LMCLQ 67-91.
‘Knowing Receipt and Land Registration’ (co-authored with Matthew Conaglen), ch 5 in Mitchell (ed) Constructive Trusts and Resulting Trusts (2010).
‘A Contribution to Knowing Receipt Liability?’  RLR 113-124.
‘Village Greens and the Fight Against Development’ (2007) 18 KLJ 145-157.