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Thompson's Modern Land Law

Eighth Edition

Martin George and Antonia Layard

June 2022

ISBN: 9780198869061

616 pages

In Stock

Price: £37.99

Builds an understanding of theory and concepts to give students confidence to critique land law.



Thompson's Modern Land Law provides contemporary coverage of the essential topics of land law, helping students to understand the underlying principles of the law and develop analytical skills by looking at the subject through a theoretical lens.

  • A well-established textbook that offers reliable and relevant discussion of key land law themes
  • Detailed and lucid explanations of difficult rules and concepts guide students through areas that they commonly find challenging
  • The theoretical approach is supported by experienced author commentary, exposing students to areas of debate and encouraging them to use critique in essays and examinations
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

New to this edition

  • Additional figures have been added to help explain complex ideas and analysis of how the law operates
  • A new glossary supports students in getting to grips with unfamiliar terminology
  • The book is fully updated with the latest developments on key cases and decisions made in the law

About the Author(s)

Martin George, Professor of Land Law, City, University of London, and Antonia Layard, Professor of Law, St Anne's College; University of Oxford

Martin George is Professor of Land Law at City, University of London. Martin was voted Lecturer of the Year on five separate occasions as Associate Professor at the University of Leicester, including in 2020. Martin received the University Distinguished Teaching Fellowship in 2019. He is an Academic Fellow of the Inner Temple, as well as an Academic Member of 4-5 Gray's Inn Square.

Antonia Layard is Tutor and Fellow in Law, St Anne's College, and Professor of Law, University of Oxford. Antonia is also on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Law and Society.

Table of Contents

    1:Introduction to property and land
    2:Tenure and estates
    3:Law, equity and human rights
    4:Unregistered land and the Law of Property Act 1925
    5:Registration of title
    6:Adverse possession
    7:Acquisition of interests in the home
    8:The legal framework of co-ownership
    9:Leasehold estates
    12:Freehold covenants
    13:Proprietary estoppel


"It covers the principles of land law in a logical and accessible manner; I have no hesitation in recommending it to my students." - Dr Bonnie Holligan, Lecturer in Property Law, University of Sussex

"Thompson's Modern Land Law is an excellent book. It is well written, highly readable, and incorporates a meaningful level of detail and analysis without distracting from the core points." - Dr Thomas Murphy, Senior Lecturer in Law, Ulster University

"This textbook is accessible with an easy-to-read writing style, covering a comprehensive range of topics in land law." - Samantha Davey, Lecturer, University of Essex

Additional Resources

The 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 following online resources support students:
- Self-test test questions with instant feedback for every chapter
- Flashcard glossary to help with revising key terms
You can also keep up-to-date with the latest news on land law cases and legislation by following the authors Martin George and Antonia Layard on twitter @martingeorge

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