Professor Judith Bray

Professor of Law

judith.bray@buckingham.ac.uk

Judith Bray, Lecturer in Lww at the university of Buckingham, top UK university for student satisfactionLLB, LLM (Lond), Barrister
Professor of Law

Judith Bray graduated from King’s College London where she later went on to study for an LLM. She was called to the Bar and was in practice for a short time before going on to teach at the Inns of Court School of Law. She teaches Land Law, Equity and Trusts and Family Law. She has published widely and is author of a number of books including the popular student text-book Unlocking Land Law now in its 6th edition and A Student’s Guide to Equity and Trusts. She has made a number of appearances on television and radio in particular ‘Law in Action’ when she was interviewed on issues relating to Feudal Law and Manorial Rights. She gave evidence to the Parliamentary Justice Committee in 2014 on the future of certain overriding rights and was quoted extensively in the subsequent report. She also took part in several discussion groups with the Law Commission on the reform of financial provision on the breakdown of marriage and civil partnerships as well as inheritance provision for cohabitants and other dependents. Her research interests cover a wide range of issues including the Law of Treasure, the reform of Feudal Law, the status of informal property rights in land and the reform of financial provision on the breakdown of relationships. She was trustee of the Bedford Charity from 2007 until 2013 and continues to be a trustee of a small educational charity. She is a member of the Middle Temple and the Society of Legal Scholars and has been Director of the StreetLegal scheme in the Law School since 2014.

Publications

Books

  • Unlocking Land Law (6th ed., Routledge, 2019) ISBN : 978-1-138-30105-4
  • Unlocking Land Law (5th ed., Routledge, 2016). ISBN: 978-1-138-91198-7.
  • Unlocking Land Law (4th ed., Routledge, 2014). ISBN: 978-1-444-109116-0.
  • Key Facts/Key Cases Land Law (1st ed., Routledge, 2014). ISBN: 978-0-415-83333-2.
  • Key Facts/Key Cases Equity and Trusts (1st ed., Routledge, 2014). ISBN: 978-0-415-83327-1.
  • A Student’s Guide to Equity and Trusts (1st ed., Cambridge University Press, 2012). ISBN: 978-0-521-15299-0.
  • Key Cases Equity and Trusts (2nd ed., Hodder Education, 2011).  ISBN: 978-1-444-13782-8.
  • Unlocking Land Law (3rd ed., Hodder Education, 2010). ISBN: 978-1-444-10916-0.
  • Key Facts Land Law (4th ed, Hodder Education, 2010). ISBN: 978-1-444-11090-6.
  • Key Cases Land Law (2nd ed., Hodder Education, 2010).  ISBN: 978-0-340-91502-8.
  • Unlocking Land Law (2nd ed., Hodder Education, 2007).  ISBN: 978-0-340-94198-0.
  • Unlocking Land Law (1st ed., Hodder Education, 2004).  ISBN: 0-340-81564-7.

Articles

  • “More than just a walk in the Park: A new view on Recreational Easements” The Conveyancer and Property Lawyer 81 (2017) 418-439.
  • “Cohabitation: The long slow road to reform”, Family Law Journal (2016), 1428-1437.
  • “The Law on Treasure from a Land Lawyer’s Perspective”, The Conveyancer and Property Lawyer 77 (2013), 265-280.
  • “Sink or Swim: The future for the rule in re Hastings-Bass”, Trusts and Trustees 18 (2012), 96-115.
  • “The Financial Rights of Cohabiting Couples”, Family Law Journal (2009), 1151-1158.

Case Notes

  • “Gow v Grant leads the way towards financial rights for cohabitants”, Family Law Journal (Dec 2012), 1505-1511.
  • “The Wisdom of Solomon: Relocation on relationship breakdown”, Denning Law Journal (2012), 177-193.
  • “Proprietary Estoppel: A new chapter dawns?”, Denning Law Journal (2010). 175-189.
  • “Pre-nuptial agreements under scrutiny”, Denning Law Journal (2009), 131-140.
  • “s.62 Fills a Black Hole – Kent v Kavanagh”, Denning Law Journal (2006), 203-209.

Book Chapters

  • “Feudal Law: A Case for Reform”, Modern Studies in Property Law vol.5 (Hart Publishing, 2008), ch.4, pp.99-125.

 

Selected Publications

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