Martin George

Martin George photoAssociate Professor of Property Law

Contact details

Telephone: +44(0) 116 252 2456
Email: martin.george@le.ac.uk

Personal details

LLB (Hons) (Leicester), LLM in International Commercial Law (Nottingham), Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Martin George joined Leicester Law School in September 2014. His research and teaching interests lie in land law and property law theory more generally, and the conflict of laws. 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 and 2018 by the law students at Leicester. 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. In November 2017, Martin was elected as an Academic Fellow of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.

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

Teaching

  • Land Law (LLB) (Module Convenor)
  • Principles of the Common Law (LLM)

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’ (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

Supervision

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 one PhD student, Victoria Ball, who is looking at 'Protecting Property through Torts'. Vicki started in October 2016, and has a full Graduate Teaching Assistantship grant.

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