Nicola Jackson

Nicola JacksonLecturer

Telephone: +44 (0)116 252 2327


Personal details

LLB (Derby) PhD (Birmingham)

I joined Leicester Law School in December 2014, having previously been a lecturer at the University of Manchester, the University of East Anglia and De Montfort University.

I was awarded my PhD by the University of Birmingham in 2005. My thesis was on the subject of trustees’ powers, overreaching and the 1925 property legislation. My research is in the area of Land Law and the Law of Trusts, with particular reference to offshore trust law. In 2014, I was appointed Visiting Professor in Jersey Trusts Law at the Institute of Law, Jersey.

I have a particular interest in enhancing student learning in law. As a result of my research into approaches to learning, I created a teaching method by which students could learn how to think critically and create arguments.

In 2012, I published my book based on this method: “Gateway to Land Law – How to Think and Reason Like a Land Lawyer” (1st ed. Sweet & Maxwell).

I am also a former professional musician. I have played throughout the world at leading venues, and recorded three CDs with the Decca Records.


I teach Contract Law and the Law of Tort.


N.Jackson, Gateway to Land Law (1st edition 2012, Sweet & Maxwell)

N.Jackson, “Teaching Reasoning as an Integrated part of the Curriculum in University Law Schools” (2010) Association of Law Teachers (Annual Conference University of Cambridge) (conference paper)

N.Jackson, R.Pearce, J.Stevens, Textbook on Land Law (4th edition 2008, Sweet & Maxwell)

N.Jackson, “Overreaching and Unauthorised Dispositions of Registered Land” [2007] Conveyancer and Property Lawyer

N.Jackson, “Overreaching in Registered Land Law” [2006] Modern Law Review pp.214-241

N.Jackson, “Overreaching and the Rationale of the Law of Property Act 1925” (2006) Nottingham Law Journal (2006) Vol 15(2) Nottingham Law Journal pp. 1-17

N.Jackson, “Fraud and Land Registration” (2005) Society of Legal Scholars (Annual Conference University of Sheffield)(conference paper)

N.Jackson, “Title by Registration” (2003) 119 Law Quarterly Review 660-691


Trusts Law and Land Law
I am currently working on two projects:

  • The nature and legitimate role of 'Black Hole' trusts, with particular reference to the certainty of objects requirement in Jersey Trusts Law
  • A 'back to first principles' analysis of recent Supreme Court decisions in proprietary estoppel

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