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MSPL Accepted Papers

MSPL 2020 Accepted Speakers and Title of Their Papers

Speaker Institution
Title of Paper 

Andrew Steven


University of Edinburgh


Mortgage law reform in Scotland – fifty years apart


John Mee


University College Cork


The Law of Commorientes: Second and Third Generation Reform


Joshua Teng


Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya


Trusts in Virtual Currency


Sean Thomas


University of York


Smart Homes and Virtual Fixtures


Juanita Pienaar


Stellenbosch University


Fair, inclusive and productive systems of ownership: Scottish and South African land reform perspectives


Brona McNeill


Queens University, Belfast


Is the Grass Always Greener? Understanding Grazing and Cropping Rights in Northern Ireland


Ben France-Hudson


University of Otago


Easements, the Ouster Principle and Coherence in the Law of Servitudes


John Picton


University of Liverpool


Temple of the Jedi Order Registration Decision — The Case-Law Strikes Back


Chris Pearce


UNSW Sydney


Caveat Venditor: Let the Vendor Beware


Alexandra Flynn


University of British Columbia


Contingent property interests of poor people’s things: theorizing the law of personal property


Richard Hedlund


University of Lincoln


Informal and Digital Wills – the need for a dispensing power in English succession law


Juliet Brook

University of Portsmouth


The Role of Knowledge and Approval in Retrospective Assessments of Capacity


Aruna Nair and
Jonas-Sebastien Beaudry


University of Oxford/McGill University


Property and the Freedom to Discriminate: Markets, Gifts, and the
Scope of Anti-Discrimination Norms


John Tribe


University of Liverpool


Bankruptcy and the Family Home: The Case for Imputing Insolvency Irregularities and a
Presumption of Creditor Interests


Rafael Garza


University of Monterrey


The anomalies of the English trust law as seen from a civil law perspective


Emma Lees


University of Cambridge


Tenancies and Motive – Decency in Private Law


Pablo Lerner


Zefat School of Law, Israel


Protection of right to real property : formalism and judicial discretion


Joyman Lee


University College London


Connecting Good Faith with Japanese Trusts Law


Olga Pushina


University of Lapland


Protection of the right to social housing in conjunction with the right to property in the decisions
of the European Court of Human Rights against Russia


Victoria Hamlyn


Leeds Beckett University


Owning the seabed and the foreshore: reconciling national heritage stewardship with offshore
renewable energy development


Jenny Boddy


University of Cambridge


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Fatima Antelo


Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona, Spain)


Assessing Blockchain Solutions for Land Title Institutions


David Sawtell


Barrister, Lamb Chambers


Overage agreements and temporal aspects of property development in English land law


Sarah Blandy


Sheffield University


Commonplace Property


Rachael Walsh


Trinity College Dublin


Constitutional Property’s Marginal Systemic Significance


Rebecca Leshinsky


RMIT University Australia


Blockchain P2P fractionalization as an empowerment instrument for disadvantaged land owners


Alvin See


Singapore Management University


The Doctrine of Fixtures Reconsidered



Adam Baker


Leeds University


Pragmatism and Certainty of Subject-matter


Rory Copeland


Associate, Allen & Overy LLP 


Cryptoassets and a systemic view on the nature of property


Helen Carr, Caroline Hunter
and Gwilym Owen


University of Kent, University of York
and University of Bangor


The sale and use of leaseholds in Wales


Luke Rostill and Charles Mitchell


University of Oxford; University College London


Making sense of ‘Mesne Profits’: Causes of Action

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