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Land Law Directions

Sixth Edition

Sandra Clarke and Sarah Greer

June 2018

ISBN: 9780198809555

536 pages

In Stock


Price: £33.99

The most student-friendly guide to the subject; empowering students to evaluate the law, understand its practical application, and approach assessments with confidence.



A considered balance of depth, detail, context, and critique, Directions books offer the most student-friendly guide to the subject; they empower students to evaluate the law, understand its practical application, and approach assessments with confidence.

  • Gain a complete understanding of the topic: we won't overload or leave your students short, just the right amount of detail conveyed clearly
  • Understand the law in context: with scene-setting introductions and highlighted case extracts, the practical importance of the law becomes clear
  • Identify when and how to critically evaluate the law: we'll introduce the key areas of debate and give your students the confidence to question the law
  • Direct and consolidate their knowledge: visually engaging learning and self-testing features aid understanding and help your students tackle assessments with confidence
  • Elevate their learning: with the ground-work in place your students can aspire to take their learning to the next level, the authors provide direction on going further

New to this edition

  • The sixth edition includes a brand new chapter on proprietary estoppel, including detailed consideration of Davies v Davies [2016]
  • A number of recent key cases are explained and unpicked including McDonald v McDonald [2016] and its impact on human rights, Regency Villas Title Ltd v Diamond Resorts (Europe) Ltd [2017] regarding recreational rights over neighbouring land in modern times, and Gore v Naheed & Ahmed [2017] on rights of way used to access land that was not originally part of the dominant tenement
  • Updated coverage of registration of title, including discussion of the Law Commission's latest consultation on Updating the Land Registration Act 2002

About the Author(s)

Sandra Clarke, Head of the Department of Law and Centre for Criminology, University of Greenwich, and Sarah Greer, Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Worcester

Sandra Clarke is Head of the School of Law and Centre for Criminology at the University of Greenwich. She has taught land law to undergraduates for over thirty years.

Professor Sarah Greer is the Deputy Vice Chancellor at the University of Worcester, and has taught land law and trusts for over fifteen years. She is also a National Teaching Fellow.

Table of Contents

    Part 1: Introduction
    1: What is land?
    2: The structure of land law
    Part 2: Legal Estates
    3: The freehold estate
    4: Registration of title
    5: Leases
    6: Adverse possession
    Part 3: Sole and Joint Owners of Land
    7: The sole owner of land
    8: Joint owners of land (co-ownership)
    9: Trusts and the family home
    10: Proprietary estoppel
    11: Trusts of land
    Part 4: Rights Over Land
    12: Easements and profits
    13: Covenants in freehold land
    14: Mortgages
    Part 5: The Bigger Picture
    15: Completing the puzzle
    16: Exam technique and the perils of question spotting

Additional Resources

This book is accompanied by online resources providing a wide range of extra tools to support further study, including:
- Suggested approaches to the end-of-chapter questions in the text
- Additional self-test questions
- Web links to direct further research
- A flashcard glossary
- Further writing on advanced topics, including adverse possession and easements and profits

The ‘Re-Imagining the Teaching of Land Law’ workshop held at the University of Birmingham and funded by CEPLER enabled discussions about the teaching of land law - what works and what doesn't. A report summarising the day's discussions can be downloaded here.

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