Forgotten Land Law (Hardcover)
Do you ever worry that all our modern textbooks tell the same story about land law in England and Wales, and that it might be the wrong story? That fewer than half a dozen books came through the great extinction event of the 1925 Birkenhead legislation, to frame the way that we have thought about land law ever since? This book is about the narratives that were forgotten. It is about what needs to be remembered, for principled decision making today. And if it were possible to write a thoroughly subversive book about black-letter land law, then this would be it. Mark Wonnacott spent more than thirty years in full time practice at the Chancery Bar, the last ten in silk. He is the author of two other books-Possession of Land (2006) and The History of the Law of Landlord and Tenant (2012)-which were also about the inter-connectedness of land law, and how forgetting yesterday's law, produces bad decisions today. Forgotten Land Law completes the trilogy. Mark intends to retire to Fiesole.
xxix, 1], 325 pp.