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Mr Alec Morris

Lecturer in Law Equity and Trusts


Alec Morris

LLB; LLM; PGCertHE; FHEA; PhD cand.

Alec Morris joined the School of Law in 2018, having taught Law at other universities before joining Buckingham. He is the Module Convenor for Equity & Trusts on the LLB (full-time and part-time) and also teaches Land Law and Company Law. In addition to this, Alec is an Admissions Tutor for the Law School. In 2022, he was nominated for OUP’s national Law Teacher of the Year Award.

As well as LLB and LLM degrees, Alec has a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCertHE) and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). He is currently undertaking a PhD (part-time) at the University of Portsmouth; his thesis concerns property-holding by unincorporated associations.

Alec is a regular Twitter user and often tweets about private law – particularly trusts, property law and succession. Follow Alec on Twitter. 

You can find Alec’s ORCID profile here and his publications via his SSRN profile here.

Recent publications

  • AJ Morris, ‘No Longer Waning – Pennington Revived?’ (2021) 35(1) Trust Law International, 50
  • AJ Morris, ‘Private Purpose Trusts and the Re Denley Trust 50 Years On’ (2020) 34(3) Trust Law International, 165

Conferences and Presentations

  • “Testamentary Gifts to Clubs and Societies”, Society of Legal Scholars Conference, King’s College London, 9 September 2022
  • “Unincorporated Associations and the Property-Problem: The ‘Contract-Holding’ Theory as the Ace of Clubs?”, Modern Studies in Property Law Conference PGR Stream, Oxford, 31 March 2022
  • “Unincorporated Associations: The ‘Contract-Holding’ Theory as the Ace of Clubs?”, Oxford Private Law Postgraduate Discussion Group, Oxford/online, 6 December 2021
  • “Unincorporated Associations and the Perennial Property-Holding Problem”, Modern Studies in the Law of Trusts and Wealth Management Conference 2021, Singapore/online, 23 July 2021
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