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Chris Bevan

Associate Professor in Property Law, FRSA, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Biography

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 and housing law, legal professional privilege and commercial 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, housing law. His research interests centre upon the interplay between property law, housing, homelessness and commercial law. Chris is the author of Land Law (published March 2018 with Oxford University Press) - an innovative new property law textbook to support undergraduate teaching of land law.

Chris is the author of Land Law (published March 2018 with Oxford University Press) - an innovative undergraduate land law textbook.

In 2015, Chris was awarded the prestigious Lord Dearing Award for outstanding achievement in enhancing the student learning experience.

In 2017, Chris won the Staff Oscar for 'Teaching: Best All-Rounder' in the University and, additionally, 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 is an active member of the the University of Nottingham Commercial Law Centre (UNCLC).

Chris is Director of External Relations for the School of Law; Careers Liaison for Law; Faculty Lead on the University's Teaching Excellence Group (responsible for the University's TEF submission) and member of the DELTA digital learning in Higher Education Board.

In 2018, Chris was nominated a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).

Expertise Summary

Chris' area of expertise is land law, housing law, regulation and governance.

Teaching Summary

Chris teaches Land Law, Trusts and Social Welfare & The Law as well as supervising PhD students, Dissertations and special projects across his areas of research interest. Chris is the author of… read more

Research Summary

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

Recent Publications

  • BEVAN, C., 2019. The Search for Common Intention: The Status of an Executed, Express Declaration of Trust Post-Stack and Jones (forthcoming October 2019) Law Quarterly Review.
  • BEVAN., C., 2019. Opening Pandora’s box? Recreation pure and simple: easements in the Supreme Court (forthcoming March 2019) The Conveyancer & Property Lawyer.
  • BEVAN C. and DARLINGTON E., 2019. Challenging a TR1 Express Declaration of Trust: Setting the Record Straight (forthcoming, 2019) Family Law.

Chris teaches Land Law, Trusts and Social Welfare & The Law as well as supervising PhD students, Dissertations and special projects across his areas of research interest. Chris is the author of Land Law (published March 2018 with Oxford University Press) - an innovative undergraduate land law textbook.

In 2015, Chris was awarded the prestigious Lord Dearing Award for outstanding achievement in enhancing the student learning experience.

In 2017, Chris won the Staff Oscar for 'Teaching: Best All-Rounder' in the University.

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.

  • BEVAN, C., 2019. The Search for Common Intention: The Status of an Executed, Express Declaration of Trust Post-Stack and Jones (forthcoming October 2019) Law Quarterly Review.
  • BEVAN., C., 2019. Opening Pandora’s box? Recreation pure and simple: easements in the Supreme Court (forthcoming March 2019) The Conveyancer & Property Lawyer.
  • BEVAN C. and DARLINGTON E., 2019. Challenging a TR1 Express Declaration of Trust: Setting the Record Straight (forthcoming, 2019) Family Law.
  • 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
  • BEVAN., C., 2015. 'Challenging Home as a Concept in Modern Property Law post-Stack and Kernott'. In: Modern Studies In Property Law Hart.
  • BEVAN., C., 2015. '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. The 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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