Professor of the Law of Real Property
Fellow of Queens' College
Director of the Cambridge Centre for Property Law
Co-ordinator, Undergraduate Admissions
Subject groups/Research projects
Land Law and land registration: international and comparative
Landlord and tenant law
The United Nations and international law, with special reference to the Middle East
Currently supervising a range of Ph.D candidates in aspects of property law as part of the Cambridge Centre for Property Law's research programme. Please contact to discuss proposed research topics.
Megarry & Wade: The Law of Real Property (2012) (Sweet & Maxwell) 8th Edition
Ruoff & Roper: The Law of Registered Conveyancing (Sweet & Maxwell) (2014)
Modern Land Law (Routledge) 9th Edition (2014)
Textbook on International Law (2013) (OUP) 7th Edition
Stitching Together Modern Estoppel in Landmark Cases in Land Law Nigel Gravells (Ed), 2013
Modern Studies in Property Law (Ed) 2005 (Hart Publishing)
Contemporary Perspectives on Property, Equity and Trusts (Ed) (OUP)
Title by registration or conquest: interpreting the Land Registration Act 2002 in England and Wales I.J.L.B.E. 2013, 5(3), 194-206
To sell or not to sell: that is the question: the irony of the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (2011) 70 CLJ 579.
Equitable Co-ownership: Proprietary Rights in Name Only? in E Cooke (Ed), Modern Studies in Property Law Vol. 4
Proprietary and Non-Proprietary Rights in Modern Land Law pp 8 – 28 (Chapter 1) in Land Law: Issues, Debates, Policy, edited by Louise Tee, Willan Publishing (2002).
Proprietary Estoppel and Formalities in Land Law and the Land Registration Act 2002: A Theory of Unconscionability pp 165-182, (Chapter 9) in Modern Studies in Property Law, Vol. 2, edited by E Cooke, Hart Publishing (2003).
Confining and defining proprietary estoppel: the role of unconscionability (2010) 30 Legal Studies 408
Consenting Away Proprietary Rights pp. 181-201, (Chapter 11) in Modern Studies in Property Law, Vol. 1, edited by E Cooke, Hart Publishing (2001).
The Land Registration Act 2002: A Risk Assessment  Conv. 136
Combating the mortgagee's right to possession: new hope for the mortgagor in chains (1998) 18 Legal Studies 279
Recent selected publications: for full list see http://www.law.cam.ac.uk/people/academic/m-j-dixon/88
Land Registration and Time Travel: reforming the land registry  78 Conv. 189
The Sound of Silence: Easements to make a noise  78 Conv. 79
A Not So Conclusive Title Register?  129 LQR 320
Reaching up for the box in the attic: mortgages and overreaching  77 Conv. 165