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Curtin Law School: Eminent Speaker Series

The Dynamics of Enduring Property Relationships


Curtin Law School proudly invites you to our Eminent Speaker Series – “The Dynamics of Enduring Property Relationships” with Professor Sarah Blandy (University of Sheffield), Professor Susan Bright (University Oxford) and Professor Sarah Nield (University of Southampton).

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About the Speakers

Sarah Blandy is a Professor of Law in the Faculty of Law at the University of Sheffield. Sarah’s research concerns ‘property law in the real world’, a perspective she tries to integrate into her teaching. She is also an executive committee member of the Socio-Legal Studies Association.
Sarah’s research is interdisciplinary and empirical, focusing on socio-legal aspects of property law, including tenure and rights; collective and individual property rights; multi-owned property; regulation of conduct, dispute resolution, and access to justice, amongst residential occupiers and the spatial boundaries of law, especially in relation to fortified homes and gated communities.

Susan Bright is a Professor of Land Law at New College, University of Oxford.
Her research in contract law and in property law is a mix of doctrinal work, socio-legal work and empirical work. She is currently engaged in interdisciplinary projects that explore how the ownership and management (‘governance’) arrangements of multi-owned properties can limit the installation of energy efficiency measures and renewable technologies. She also sits as a fee-paid judge in the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) that hears disputes involving residential leasehold properties.

Sarah Nield is a Professor of Property Law at the School of Law, University of Southampton. Her main research interests are in Land Law and she has co-authored the leading Land Law Text Cases and Materials: textbook published by Oxford University Press now in its 3th edition. Her current research concentrates upon the regulation of residential mortgages, human rights and property and the governance of commons property. She has written extensively in these areas.
Together with Sarah Blandy and Sue Bright she is a key researcher in the Dynamics of Enduring Property Relations project.