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Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership - Student Profiles



I completed my undergraduate degree in law at Clare College, Cambridge, and graduated with a double-first in 2015. After graduating, I spent a year as a Research Assistant in the Property, Family and Trust Law team at the Law Commission of England and Wales. Whilst at the Law Commission I primarily worked on the "Updating the Land Registration Act 2002" project. After leaving the Law Commission I returned to Cambridge and attained a first-class result in the LLM degree.

My doctoral research investigates whether persons with various expressions of vulnerability are adequately accommodated by English property law rules (broadly construed). This investigation occurs in the context of a broader debate about whether property law excludes persons who are not the regular users of its rules. A particular focus of my research is age-related vulnerabilities as I am interested in how English property law rules will serve an increasingly aging, propertied population.

Other academic interests

Although my thesis looks at an aspect of the intersection between property and family law, I am interested both topics more broadly. I am also interested other aspects of private law including contract law, equity and restitution.

Department: Law Faculty
Supervisors: Ms Jo Miles and Ms Amy Goymour
College: Trinity Hall
AHRC subject area: Law and Legal Studies
Title of thesis: Property Law: A Person with Vulnerability's Experience
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