Martin George

Associate Professor of Property Law
Admissions Tutor
LLB (Leicester), LLM (Nottingham)
Telephone: 0116 252 2456

Martin George joined Leicester in September 2014. His research and teaching interests lie in land law, the conflict of laws and, more broadly, legal education. After studying at the Universities of Leicester and Nottingham, Martin was a College Lecturer at Hertford College, Oxford before taking up the Lectureship in Land Law at the University of Birmingham from 2009-14. He was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Prize 2013 at Birmingham, and has been voted Lecturer of the Year in 2015 and 2016 by the law students at Leicester. Martin is the co-author, with Emeritus Professor Mark Thompson, of the new 6th edition of Thompson's Modern Land Law (Oxford University Press), due to be published in August 2017.

Martin is the Admissions Tutor for Leicester Law School, as well as the Senior Admissions Tutor for the College of Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities at the University of Leicester.

Selected Publications

  • 'The Time of Town and Village Greens' (2014) 25 King's Law Journal 225
  • ‘Service Contracts, Carriage by Air and the Brussels I Regulation’ (2010) 126 Law Quarterly Review 30 (with Jonathan Harris)
  • The Rise and Fall of Adverse Possession’ [2009] Lloyd’s Maritime & Commercial Law Quarterly 427
  • 'The Law Applicable to Torts Committed On Board Vessels in Foreign Territorial Waters’ (2009) 15 Journal of International Maritime Law 13
  • National Report for England and Wales on the Application of the Brussels I Regulation in the Member States (2005) (154 pages) (with Andrew Dickinson and Jacob van de Velden) (Study JLS/C4/2005/03)
  • 'The Present Situation of Private International Law in England' (2005) 6 European Legal Forum I-257, I-271

Teaching and PhD Supervision

Martin is currently co-supervising one PhD student, and would be happy to hear from prospective candidates in any of his fields of interest:

  • Victoria Ball, 'Protecting Property through Torts: An analysis of the way English Common Law protects ‘property’ through tortious mechanisms' (started October 2016)

In 2015-16, Martin taught Land Law and the Conflict of Laws on the LLB, as well as Principles of Common Law on the LLM.

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