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Monday, 26 February 2018

New Perspectives on Land Registration: Contemporary Problems and SolutionsHart Publishing, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing, has just published New Perspectives on Land Registration: Contemporary Problems and Solutions, edited by Amy Goymour, Stephen Watterson and Martin Dixon.

The book is the product of a collaboration which began in November 2014 with a conference at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, supported by the Cambridge Private Law Centre and the Cambridge Centre for Property Law. This conference brought together for the first time the leading experts in the field of land registration from academia, practice, the judiciary, Her Majesty’s Land Registry, and Law Commissions past and present.

The Land Registration Act 2002 has been in force for almost fifteen years. When enacted, the legislation, which replaced the Land Registration Act 1925, was intended to offer a clear and lasting framework for the registration of title to land in England and Wales. However, perhaps confounding the hopes of its drafters, the legislation's interpretation and application has since generated many unanticipated problems which demand attention.

In this book's twenty chapters, leading land law scholars, Law Commissioners past and present, judges, and Registry lawyers unpick key technical controversies, and expose underlying theoretical and policy concerns. Core issues addressed in these chapters include: the legitimate ambitions of registration regimes; the nature and security of title afforded by registration; the resolution of priority disputes affecting registered titles; the relationship between the general law and the registration regime; and new challenges presented by modern technological developments.

For more information about this book, please refer to the Bloomsbury website. For information about other publications by Ms Goymour, Dr Watterson and Professor Dixon, see their Faculty profiles.