This seminar, organised jointly by the UCL Private Law Group and 5 Stone Buildings, will discuss important developments in several areas of land law and trusts.
Topics to be examined include:
- the informal acquisition of rights in land
(e.g. Ely v Robson  EWCA Civ 774; Davies v Davies  EWCA Civ 463; Barnes v Phillips  EWCA Civ 1056)
- priority disputes and subrogation
(e.g. AIB Group v Turner  EWHC 3994 (Ch), Wishart v Credit & Mercantile  EWCA Civ 655; Bank of Cyprus v Menelaou  UKSC 66)
- solicitors' liability in relation to fraudulent conveyances
(e.g. Purrunsing v A'Court & Co  EWHC 789 (Ch))
- the operation of s 62 of the Law of Property Act 1925 in relation to easements
(Wood v Waddington  EWCA Civ 538)
- tracing rules and claims against remote recipients
(e.g. Federal Republic of Brazil v Durant International Corp  3 WLR 599)
- the new approach to illegality and its relevance to trusts
(e.g. Patel v Mirza  UKSC 42 and its impact on Tinsley v Milligan  1 AC 340).
Accredited with 1.5 CPD hours by the Bar Standards Board
About the speakers
Ben McFarlane is a Professor of Law at University College London, where he teaches trusts and property law and commercial law. He is the author of The Structure of Property Law (2009) and The Law of Proprietary Estoppel (2014), a co-author of Land Law: Text, Cases and Materials (3rd edn, 2015) and of Hayton & Mitchell: Text, Cases and Materials on the Law of Trusts and of Equitable Remedies (14th edn, 2015) and is a contributor to Snell's Equity.
Charles Mitchell is a Professor of Law, and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Laws, at University College London, where he teaches trusts and unjust enrichment law. He has recently published the 19th edition of Underhill and Hayton: Law Relating to Trusts and Trustees (2016), with David Hayton and Paul Matthews, and he is currently working on the forthcoming 9th edition of Goff and Jones: The Law of Unjust Enrichment (2016), with Paul Mitchell and Stephen Watterson. He is also the co-author of Hayton & Mitchell: Text, Cases and Materials on the Law of Trusts and of Equitable Remedies (14th edn, 2015).
Professors McFarlane and Mitchell will be joined by a speaker from 5 Stone Buildings, a leading Chancery chambers.