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Land Law Directions

Eighth Edition

Sandra Clarke and Sarah Greer

May 2022

ISBN: 9780192856937

536 pages

In Stock


Price: £34.99

This is 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, Land Law Directions books offer the most student-friendly guide to the subject; empowering 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 evaluate the law critically: 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 you can aspire to take learning to the next level, the authors provide direction on going further
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

New to this edition

  • Updates to the law across the book including prominent areas of development in registration of title, the latest Law Commission reports, freehold covenants and trusts of the family home
  • A revised focus on the contemporary developments of land law, offering a future-facing approach to the subject area which will be crucial to a career in law
  • New animated diagrams with audio explanation from the authors hosted online, helping to visualize and understand complex legal processes
  • New online scenario questions provide an opportunity to apply the knowledge gained while reading to different legal disputes

About the Author(s)

Sandra Clarke, Former Dean of Law, University of Buckingham, and Sarah Greer, Vice Chancellor, University of Winchester

Sandra Clarke is a former Dean of Law at the University of Buckingham. She has taught land law to undergraduates for over thirty years, previously holding the post of Head of Law at the University of Greenwich.

Professor Sarah Greer is the Vice Chancellor of the University of Winchester, and has taught land law and trusts for over twenty 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
    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
    Part 5: The Bigger Picture
    15:Completing the puzzle
    16:Exam technique and the perils of question spotting


"This is a truly accessible text which utilises helpful learning features alongside a well-written and structured narrative to support students' in their learning of land law." - Luke Campbell, Senior Lecturer, Oxford Brookes University

Additional Resources

This eighth edition is available for students and institutions to purchase in a variety of formats and is supported by online resources.

The e-book offers a mobile experience and convenient access along with functionality tools, navigation features and links that offer extra learning support: www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/ebooks

The online resources include:
- New scenario questions aimed at helping to apply the law in practice
- New animated diagrams providing visual explanation of complex topics
- Guidance on answering the end-of-chapter questions
- Quick fire self-test questions with answer feedback
- Links to further reading suggestions
- Flashcard glossary to revise key terms
- Additional material and discussion of advanced topics including adverse possession, and easements and profits

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