Martin Dixon FRSA, MA (Oxon), PhD (Cantab), is Professor of the Law of Real Property at the University of Cambridge (where he is also Director of the Cambridge Centre for Property Law), a Fellow of Queens’ College Cambridge and an Honorary Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn. He is a member of the Chancery Bar Association, the Property Bar Association and the Property Litigation Association.
Martin read law at Keble College, Oxford, then teaching at Trinity College, Oxford and Robinson College, Cambridge before moving to Queens’. He spent a spell as Legal Officer for UNRWA, based in Vienna but with responsibility for UNRWA activities in its areas of operations in the Middle East. He now teaches at Cambridge, but also in London (for the City University GDL), Singapore and Hong Kong, hoping to convince future generations of the joy of land law.
Martin is the General Editor of The Conveyancer and Property Lawyer and co-authors Megarry & Wade: The Law of Real Property with Stuart Bridge and Elizabeth Cooke (current 9th edition, having been invited to join by Charles Harpum) and Ruoff & Roper: The Law of Registered Conveyancing (with Sarah Wheeler, Stephen R Coveney and Patrick Timothy) (Sweet & Maxwell, 2019). He is the author of Modern Land Law, (Routledge, 12th edition, 2020) designed specifically for undergraduates coming to the subject for the first time.
Apart from his academic roles at Cambridge, Martin also teaches Land Law for the Graduate Diploma in Law at City University, many of whose graduates have become members of the Bar. It has also long been our particular pleasure in Chambers that Martin instils the elements of land law and landlord and tenant law in our pupils on the week-long pupillage induction course that we hold in September each year.
Martin has also been closely associated with members of Falcon Chambers over the years, participating with them in Property Bar Association workshops and speaking as a Blundell lecturer in 2022.
Martin’s full CV.