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Chris Bevan

Assistant Professor in Property Law, Faculty of Social Sciences


Expertise Summary

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.

Teaching Summary

Chris teaches Land Law, Trusts and Social Welfare & the Law modules.

Research Summary

Chris' research interests centre upon the interplay between modern property law, housing, homelessness and human rights law.

Recent Publications

  • BEVAN., C and LAURIE., E, 2017. The Housing and Planning Act 2016: Rewarding the Aspiration of Homeownership? The Modern Law Review. 80(4), 661-684
  • 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.
  • 2015. Bevan, C.,'The Damages Dog and its Horrible Bite: Statutory Damages for Unlawful Eviction'. The Conveyancer and Property Lawyer. 442-450
  • BEVAN, C.,, 2014. The Localism Act 2011: The Hollow Housing Law Revolution Modern Law Review. 77(6), 964–982
  • BEVAN, C., 2013. Living ‘together’ apart: s.176 of the housing act 1996’ The Conveyancer & Property Lawyer. 334-344
  • BEVAN C., 2013. Disclosure of Sexual Abuse in private family proceedings: reconciling the irreconcilable? Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law. 379-388
  • BEVAN, C., 2013. Self-Represented Litigants: the Overlooked and Unintended Consequence of Legal Aid Reform Journal of Social Welfare & Family Law. 43-55
  • BEVAN, C., 2013. The role of intention in non-marriage cases post Hudson v Leigh Child and Family Law Quarterly. 80-95
  • BEVAN, C., 2013. The Devil in the Detail: Implications of the Children and Families Bill for Family Practitioners Family Law.
  • BEVAN, C., 2012. Doing The Maths: Costs In The Family Court Family Law.
  • BEVAN, C., 2012. Modernisation of The Family Court: Litigants in Peril? Family Law.
  • BEVAN, C., 2012. Is Welfare Faring Well? In Praise of the Welfare Principle: A Case Study from Romford Family Law.
  • BEVAN, C., 2012. Co-operative parenting Family Law.
  • BEVAN, C., 2012. What's in a name? A practitioner's view on reform of residence orders Family Law.
  • BEVAN, C., 2012. The Children and Families Bill: A Rightfully Cautious Reception? Family Law.

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