Martin George

Martin George photoAssociate Professor of Property Law

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Telephone: +44 (0)116 252 2456

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LLB (Hons) (Leicester), LLM in International Commercial Law (Nottingham), FHEA

Martin George joined Leicester Law School in September 2014. His primary research and teaching interests lie in land law and property law theory more generally. 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, 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2020 by the second-year law students at Leicester. He was the recipient of a University Distinguished Teaching Fellowship in July 2019, the University of Leicester's highest recognition of teaching excellence.

Martin is the co-author, with Emeritus Professor Mark Thompson, of the sixth edition of Thompson's Modern Land Law (Oxford University Press), which was published in July 2017. The seventh edition, written with Professor Antonia Layard, was published in August 2019. Martin currently convenes the Property & Trusts subject section of the Society of Legal Scholars, and he also sits on the Board of Modern Studies in Property Law (MSPL), the pre-eminent specialist association for property law academics in the UK.

In November 2017, Martin was elected as an Academic Fellow of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple. He is also an Associate Member of 4 - 5 Gray's Inn Square, a leading commercial law chambers.


  • Land Law (LLB) (Module Convenor)
  • Advanced Property Law (LLB) (Module Convenor)


  • 'The Time of Town and Village Greens' (2014) 25 King's Law Journal 225
  • ‘Service Contracts, Carriage by Air and the Brussels I Regulation’ (with Jonathan Harris) (2010) 126 Law Quarterly Review 30
  • 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


Martin would be happy to hear from prospective doctoral candidates in any of his fields of interest, and particularly property law and theory. He is currently supervising Victoria Ball, who is writing her PhD on 'Protecting Property through Torts'. Vicki started in October 2016, and has a full Graduate Teaching Assistantship grant.

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