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Land Law Directions

Fifth Edition

Sandra Clarke and Sarah Greer

April 2016

ISBN: 9780198748458

528 pages

In Stock


Price: £30.99

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, 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

  • Consideration of a range of new notable case law including the Court of Appeal decisions on Best v Chief Land Registrar [2015] regarding adverse possession and a squatter's entitlement to apply for title to residential premises in spite of their criminal offence, Capehorn v Harris [2015] concerning co-ownership of the family home, and on forged dispositions as decided in Swift 1st Ltd. v Chief Land Registrar [2015]
  • Introduction of examination style questions at the end of chapters to help students practice answering problem and essay questions

About the Author(s)

Sandra Clarke, Head of the Department of Law and Criminology, University of Greenwich, and Sarah Greer, Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of Worcester

Sandra Clarke is Head of the Department of Law and Criminology at the University of Greenwich. She has taught land law to undergraduates for over 25 years. Professor Sarah Greer is a Pro Vice Chancellor at the University of Worcester, and has taught land law and trusts for over 10 years. Sarah is also a barrister and 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: Trusts of land
    Part 4: Rights Over Land
    11: Easements and profits
    12: Covenants in freehold land
    13: Mortgages
    Part 5: The Bigger Picture
    14: Completing the puzzle
    15: Exam technique and the perils of question spotting

Additional Resources

This book is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre hosting suggested approaches to the end of chapter questions in the text, additional self-test questions, web links, a flashcard glossary, writing on advanced topics, legal updates and photographs from the book.

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