I am a Principal Lecturer at Portsmouth Law School, with responsibility for CILEx development and accreditation. I am a property lawyer, and my research focuses on the law of succession.
I studied Philosophy at Pembroke College, Cambridge before taking the CPE and the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law, York. I qualified as a solicitor in 1998, and specialised in commercial property. I taught on the LLB, the Post-Graduate Diploma in Law and the Legal Practice Course at Manchester Metropolitan University before joining the University of Portsmouth as a Senior Lecturer in 2013.
I am interested in all aspects of property law, in particular the interaction between equity and land law. My current research focuses on the law of succession. I have researched issues relating to testamentary capacity, and have recently carried out research into the operation of dispensing powers in other common law jurisdictions. I am currently a member of the Law Society's Wills & Equity Committee.
I teach land law, equity & trusts and the law of succession, in addition to the conveyancing part of the CILEx module. I have also taught family law in the past, and have extensive experience of teaching on post-graduate professional law courses.