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I joined Manchester in September 2021 from Queen Mary, University of London, where I was a Lecturer in Law. I read History as an undergraduate at the University of Lancaster before studying Law at the University of Edinburgh and Magdalene College, Cambridge. In 2017 I was called to the Bar of England and Wales by the Middle Temple.

I am a doctrinal private lawyer with research interests in legal history, equity, trusts and land. My doctorate considered the historical and theoretical foundation of uses, a precursor to the modern trust, in the later fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. I am currently working on a monograph based on my doctoral thesis, as well as further work on late medieval legal education, and the concept of conscience in modern equity.

At Manchester, I am LLB Programme Director (Years 2 and 3), and teach Property I (Equity) and Property II (Land Law). I previously taught Land Law and Equity at Queen Mary, and Land Law and Legal History at the University of Cambridge, where I was also co-convenor of the Cambridge Centre for English Legal History Seminar Series.

I am a member of the Mancester Centre for Law and Business, the Manchester Business and Property Courts Forum, the Selden Society, the Middle Temple and the Society for Legal Scholars. In 2022, with colleagues at Liverpool and Lancaster, I founded the Northern Legal History Group.


BA (Hons) (Lancaster) (First Class); Dip. Law; LLM (Edin.) (Distinction); PhD (Cantab.); Barrister (Middle Temple).


LAWS11010/20110 Property Law I

LAWS20220/30330 Property Law II

Research interests

Legal History


Land Law

Prizes and awards

2022: Sir Anthony Hart Doctoral Paper Prize (Irish Legal History Society), awarded for paper 'The Origins of the Statute of Uses', presented at the British Legal History Conference, Queens University Belfast.

2018: Richard III Society Bursary, awarded for paper 'The Legal Reforms of King Richard III', presented at the Fifteenth Century Conference, University of Reading.

2017: Milsom Studentship in English Legal History (Selden Society)

2014: 3-4 South Square Chambers Scholarship (Middle Temple)

2014: The Dean's Award (Northumbria Law School)

2013: The Tercentenary Award for Excellence (Edinburgh Law School)

Office hours

Office Hours: 
Monday 4-5pm; Tuesday 3-4pm

Areas of expertise

  • K Law (General)
  • Legal History
  • Equity
  • Land Law


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