Staff Profile:Prof. Elizabeth J. Cooke
- Professor Elizabeth Cooke
- Job Title:
- On unpaid leave until 2016
Professor Cooke is serving as a Law Commissioner for England and Wales from July 2008, with responsibility for property, family and trusts law. See: http://www.lawcom.gov.uk/property.htm
Zarina Abu Adenan: the Land Code of Brunei Darussalam
- Areas of Interest:
- Property law; comparative property law; land registration; estoppel; family law, particularly financial provision; succession.
- Research groups / Centres:
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- Cooke, E. J. (2010) Is the numerus really clauses? Servitudes, covenants and the problem of positive obligations. In: Habdas, M. and Wudarski, A. (eds.) Ius est ars boni et aequi : Festschrift für Stanislawa Kalus. Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main, pp. 139-151. ISBN 9783631587799
- "The genetics of appurtenant interests" and "The consequences of genetic engineering: a comment on Lu Xu's chapter", both in S. Bright, Modern Studies in Property Law vol 6 (Hart Publishing Ltd, 2011), 201-209 and 231-240.
- "Marital property agreements and the work of the Law Commission for England and Wales" in K. Boele-Woelki, J. Miles and J. Scherpe, The Future of Family Property in Europe (2011, Intersentia), 95-113.
- "Taking women's property seriously: Mrs Boland, the House of Lords, the Law Commission and the role of consensus" in J. Lee, From house of Lords to Supreme Court: Judges, Jurists and the Process of Judging (Hart Publishing Ltd, 2010), 57-70.
- "Wives, widows and wicked step-mothers: a brief examination of spousal entitlement on intestacy",  Child and Family Law Quarterly 423.
- "To restate or not to restate: old wine, new wineskins, old covenants, new ideas"  The Conveyancer 448.
A full list of publications is available by clicking here (PDF File 19Kb).
- B.A. (Oxford), M.A. (Oxford), LL.M. (Reading);
Solicitor of the Supreme Court
Elizabeth Cooke joined the School of Law in 1992, having practised as a solicitor since 1988. Her principal research interests have been property law, particularly land registration and the law relating to family property and financial provision following relationship breakdown. Her book, The Modern Law of Estoppel, was joint winner in 2001 of the prize given by the Society of Public Teachers of Law for outstanding legal scholarship by a younger scholar. In September 2006 her book Land Law was published in the Clarendon Series of the Oxford University Press.
She was the Principal Investigator in a research project entitled "Community of Property: a regime for England and Wales", commencing in October 2004 and funded by the Nuffield Foundation. She was a member of the Law Sub-Panel for the 2008 RAE exercise. She was seconded from January to June 2007 on a half-time basis to the Law Commission for England and Wales, assisting with the Commission's project on Cohabitation. She was also engaged (with Professor Chris Clarkson from the University of Leicester) by the Ministry of Justice to produce a paper to supplement the UK Government's response to the European Commission's Green Paper on matrimonial property regimes.
In October 2009 she was appointed a Recorder on the South-Eastern Circuit. She is an honorary member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Solicitors, and an honorary academic member of the Chancery Bar Association.