Chris Bevan joined the Law School in 2013 as a Lecturer in Property Law. Prior to this appointment, Chris practised as a common law barrister; specialising in matters of property law, legal professional privilege and family law. Chris read both Law and additionally Modern & Medieval Languages at Christ's College, Cambridge, graduating in 2007 and was awarded his MA (Cantab) in 2012. Chris also has experience as a Tutor on the Bar Professional Training Course and maintains strong connections with the world of legal practice.
Chris' expertise lies in modern land law, trusts and housing. His research interests centre upon the interplay between property law, housing, homelessness and human rights.
Chris is Director of External Relations for the School of Law.
In 2015, Chris was awarded a prestigious Lord Dearing Award for outstanding achievement in enhancing the student learning experience.
In 2017, Chris won the University Staff Oscar for 'Teaching: Best All-Rounder'.
In 2017, Chris was recognised as a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in view of his sustained record of effectiveness in the organisation and leadership of teaching and learning.
Chris teaches Land Law, Trusts and Social Welfare & the Law modules.
Chris' research interests centre upon the interplay between modern property law, housing, homelessness and human rights law.
BEVAN, C., and COWAN, D.,, 2016. Uses of macro social theory: A social housing case study The Modern Law Review. 79(1), 76–101
BEVAN, C.,, 2016. Overriding and over-extended? Actual occupation: a call to orthodoxy The Conveyancer and Property Lawyer. 2016(2), 104-117
2015. Bevan, C., 'Challenging Home as a Concept in Modern Property Law post-Stack and Kernott'. In: Modern Studies In Property Law Hart.