Now a Professor of Law at the University of Sheffield, I originally qualified and practised as a solicitor for ten years. I then worked for the Housing Department at Sheffield City Council, before starting my academic career at Sheffield Hallam University. From 2005 I held various academic posts at the School of Law, University of Leeds, and I joined Sheffield in 2012.
My research is interdisciplinary and empirical, focusing on socio-legal aspects of property law 'in the real world', and I am an executive committee member of the Socio-Legal Studies Association. I am interested in housing tenure, collective and individual property rights, and the spatial boundaries of law.