Dirk van Heck, a barrister and deputy head of chambers at Mercantile Barristers, acted as counsel for the appellant in Fowler v Barron  EWCA Civ 377. He was unable to appear on video but kindly shared with us some written thoughts on what it was like to be involved in this significant case (discussed on page 234 of the book).
Land Law Lecturer Resources
Resources to accompany Land Law:
- ‘Lawyers behind the cases’ videos in which barristers associated with seminal land law judgments from the past few decades discuss their involvement in the case, reflecting on the arguments they chose to pursue as well as their personal memories of the experience.
These videos aim to complement the book’s extensive use and analysis of case law by bringing the cases to life. When used as part of your teaching, they should help students to develop a greater and more nuanced understanding not only of how the cases have shaped modern land law but also what land law really means for those involved.
- Downloadable versions of all the figures and tables from the book, for use in teaching materials.
Other resources for Land Law Lecturer Resources
Student Resources to accompany Land Law:
- Example essay questions with advice on what a good answer would cover
- Further reading suggestions
- 120 multiple choice questions
- ‘Wider debates’ videos in which the author reflects on broader issues associated with each chapter topic *additional videos forthcoming*
- Updates on legal developments, including the Law Commission’s latest consultation into the LRA 2002 *forthcoming*
Chris Bevan speaks to Chris Lundie, a member of 2 Temple Gardens (2TG) chambers in London, about his involvement in Stack v Dowden (2007). This key case, widely considered to be one of the most significant decisions of the court in property law in recent times, is discussed in depth in Chapter 6 of the textbook.
Chris Bevan speaks to Elizabeth Darlington, a member of Parklane Plowden Chambers in Leeds, about her involvement in Aspden v Elvy (2012), a case relating to beneficial ownership of an unmarried couple’s shared home. The case is discussed in Chapter 6 of the textbook.
Chris Bevan speaks to Ewan Paton of Guildhall Chambers in Bristol, about his role in Baker v Craggs (2016), a recent case demonstrating the problem of the ‘registration gap’ which is covered in Chapter 2 of the textbook.
Chris Bevan speaks to Jonathan Gaunt QC about his role in Wood v Waddington (2015), a case concerning easements (one of Jonathan's specialist areas) which is discussed in Chapter 9 of the textbook
Chris Bevan speaks to Leslie Blohm QC, a member of St John’s Chambers in Bristol and one of the Western Circuit’s leading commercial and chancery practitioners, about his involvement in the proprietary estoppel case of Davies v Davies (2016). The case of ‘Cowshed Cinderella’, as it was dubbed by the media, is mentioned in Chapter 7 of the textbook but will be covered in more depth in future editions. A useful summary of the case is available on the St John’s Chambers website.
Chris Bevan speaks to Mark Wonnacott QC of Wilberforce Chambers about his involvement in the leasehold case of Berrisford v Mexfield (2011), which is discussed in Chapter 8 of the textbook.
Chris Bevan speaks to Richard Owen-Thomas of 3 Paper Buildings Chambers, London, about his involvement in the co-ownership case of Bagum v Hafiz (2015), which is discussed in Chapter 5 of the textbook.
Chris Bevan discusses Southward Housing Co-Operative Ltd v Walker (2015) with Toby Vanhegan of Arden Chambers, London, who - with his junior Tobias Eaton - appeared for the defendants. This leasehold case is discussed in Chapter 8 of the textbook.