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 illustrates the law in action, helping students to visualize the real life applications of the law and demystify abstract concepts. Additional examples, extracts, diagrams, and sample documents contribute to the building blocks of a clear framework, enabling students to gain a solid, pragmatic understanding of essential principles. Academic details on key topics are explained straightforwardly for an accessible learning experience. A glossary of key land law terminology is included at the end of the book for ease of reference, while end-of-chapter reading suggestions support further research and exam preparation. This textbook is also accompanied by an Online Resource Centre which includes advice on approaching land law problems, additional topics for further study, and updates to the 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.
'Modern Land Law' is a core textbook providing students with a clear understanding of the principles of the subject. It analyzes the social context of modern land law and the policy tensions to which it gives rise.
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.
A comprehensive introduction to land law, written in an accessible style, Complete Land Law combines author commentary and an unambiguous explanation of the subject together with the key cases and secondary materials needed for an undergraduate course. This book provides a 'one-stop shop' for students new to land law.
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 study, in nineteen chapters, deals with the various issues pertaining to land law in Nigeria. Namely: Concept of ownership; ownership and communal land holding under customary land tenure; individual land ownership; family land ownership; alienation under customary law; nature of customary tenancy; pledge; the law of property; an overview of the effect of the Land Use Act on customary ownership of land; The Nigerian Land Use Act; Land Use Act 1978; ways of declaration of title to land; legal mortgage; the position of landlord and tenant; the procedure for recovery of premises under the recovery of premises law; classification of right of occupancy; nature of prescription; march towards the reform of the Land Use Act.
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. This 10th edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to take into account key developments in the law including an updated chapter on registered title in the light of the recent Court of Appeal decision in Swift First v Chief Land Registrar and Goldharp v McLeod. There is an update on the Law Commission’s recommendations on easements and covenants, including the ‘Right to Light’ as well as analysis of recent, often contradictory, decisions in case law relating to cohabitation.
Written with the student in mind, Making Sense of Land Law is an ideal companion to the study of what can be an intricate and occasionally difficult area. The essential concepts are explained in a clear and engaging style, enlivened with question and answer debates and real examples, and underpinned throughout by the relevant case law and statutory material. Making Sense of Land Law makes a very engaging course text. It is also perfect for use as an additional aid to independent study or revision, where particular topics would benefit from additional explanation and understanding. This new edition has been comprehensively updated to feature the latest developments with the subject. Includes a new chapter on constructive and resulting trusts.
Borkowski's Textbook on Roman Law is the leading textbook in the field of Roman law, and has been written with undergraduate students firmly in mind. The book provides an accessible and highly engaging account of Roman private law and civil procedure, with coverage of all key topics, including the Roman legal system, and the law of persons, property, and obligations. The author sets the law in its social and historical context, and demonstrates the impact of Roman law on our modern legal systems. For the fifth edition, Paul du Plessis has included references to a wide range of scholarly texts, to ground his judicious account of Roman law firmly in contemporary scholarship. He has also added examples from legal practice, as well as truncated timelines at the start of each chapter to illustrate how the law developed over time. The book contains a wealth of learning features, including chapter summaries, diagrams and maps. A major feature of the book is the inclusion throughout of extracts in translation from the most important sources of Roman law: the Digest and the Institutes of Justinian. Annotated further reading sections at the end of each chapter act as a guide to further enquiry. Online Resource Centre The book is accompanied by an extensive Online Resource Centre, containing the following resources: -Self-test multiple choice questions -Interactive timeline -Biographies of key figures -Glossary of Latin terms -Annotated web links -Original Latin versions of the extracts from the Digest and the Institutes of Justinian -Examples of textual analysis of Roman law texts -Guide to the literature and sources of Roman law
This new edition of Megarry & Wade's 'The Law of Real Property' presents a definitive textbook on land law. It provides a comprehensive and up-to-date treatment of land law in England and Wales.
The rules of land law are numerous, complex, and in some cases baffling to students and the study of land law is also often portrayed as dull. Too frequently those who find success in working out how the law operates in other areas of law find themselves defeated by land law. Writing about the law of property, even the great jurist Blackstone apparently succumbed to the depressing conclusion that the study of land law 'afforded the student less amusement and pleasure in the pursuit' than the study of crime and tort.This book tries to make a difference. It aims to tell the rules' story: to talk about them in terms of the work they do, in a way that will allow readers to understand and engage with them. And through the example it offers, it aims also to give students the confidence, spur and tools to go on to develop such perspectives for themselves.The book covers the main points of land law found in the syllabuses of law schools in England and Wales. While it is not intended as a comprehensive textbook on the topic, it offers sufficient detail for anyone reading it to gain an overview of the subject, and for those seeking more the footnotes offer plenty of pointers.As the author says in the preface, "use this book as a guide so as not to get lost - then go out and explore".
'Here is a book whose breadth of purpose and depth of learning are breathtaking.' Peter Butt,  69 Conv 363 Gray & Gray's Elements of Land Law is the definitive textbook on the subject. The book offers comprehensive coverage of the law in this area. The authors provide an insightful and thought-provoking commentary on the modern development of the subject and go on to explore how land law functions in today's society. The book includes an analysis of recent legislation and case law in England and Wales. There are also references to significant cases from Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Canada, coupled with a detailed account of reforms currently proposed by the English Law Commission. The book demonstrates a thorough understanding of the social and political context of land law and guides the reader through the sometimes difficult terminology of the subject. This fifth edition continues to balance up-to-date coverage of the key issues in land law with a critical survey of cutting-edge research. Building on the strengths of previous editions, the book ensures that excellent scholarship is accessible to an even wider readership: more chapters of shorter length offer the possibility of readers 'dipping' into topics in a non-linear way. A fresh, new format and text design support the re-structuring of content and aid navigability. Readers wanting to explore areas of interest in more depth are encouraged to do so by the exemplary footnoting and referencing. The book is accompanied by an online resource centre providing updates and web links between editions. This facility also contains illustrative material such as photographs relating to relevant cases discussed in the book. A podcast of the authors introducing the subject will excite students new to the subject area.
A comprehensive introduction to land law, this book combines author commentary and an unambiguous explanation of the subject together with the key cases and secondary materials needed for an undergraduate course. It provides a 'one-stop shop' for students new to land law.
Complete Land Law is supported by clear author commentary, choice extracts, and useful learning features. The explanations and examples in this textbook have been crafted to help students hone their understanding of land law. The Complete titles are ambitious in their scope; they've been carefully developed with teachers to offer law students more than just a presentation of the key concepts. Instead they offer a complete package. Only by building on the foundations of the subject, by showing how the law works, demonstrating its application through extracts from cases and judgments, and by giving students the tools and the confidence to think critically about the law will they gain a complete understanding. This book is accompanied by a free to access Online Resource Centre which features resources for students and lecturers. For students - Guidence for answering end-of-chapter questions in the book - Self-test question with instant feedback - A flashcard glossary of key terms - Web links to useful websites For lecturers - Customizable PowerPoint slides containing the diagrams from the book for use in lectures and seminars
Rev. ed. of: Textbook on Roman law / Andrew Borkowski, Paul du Plessis. 3rd ed. c2005.