Conference Programme

The full schedule will be made available nearer the time of the meeting itself, but follows the usual ALPS format with concurrent and submitted panels, as well as keynotes. The academic portion of the conference takes place on Friday 12 May and Saturday 13 May with concurrent panels and plenary sessions running all day on both days. Friday 12 May will also feature a reception to launch the new research centre, Centre for Property, People and Community at Southampton Law School. More details will become available on this site as they are finalised.

Sue Bright (Professor of Land Law and McGregor Fellow at the University of Oxford Faculty of Law) will give a keynote address entitled Resilient High-Rise Property: Grenfell Tower and Beyond. There will also be a plenary panel discussion on the theme of Alternative Property chaired by Alison Clarke (Emeritus Professor at the University of Surrey School of Law) with contributors including Frankie McCarthy (Professor of Private Law at the University of Glasgow and Scottish Law Commissioner), Karen Jones (Professor of Environmental and Cultural History at the University of Kent and Director of the Centre for the Study of Health, Science, and Environment), and Dr Amanda Byer (Research Fellow at University College Dublin). 

The ALPS meeting dates include an optional pre-conference field trip on the afternoon of Thursday 11 May to the New Forest, a National Park close to Southampton that includes common land with ponies and other livestock grazing freely in exercise of ancient commoners’ rights and overseen by the Verderers’ Court, which itself has medieval origins.

As an additional opportunity while visiting the UK, Professor Helen Carr is offering a visit to the Property Tribunal on which she sits as a judge. This visit falls outside of the ALPS main programme and will take place in London on Tuesday 9 May. This is limited to 20 participants on a first-come, first-served basis so that hearings are not disturbed. Please contact Professor Helen Carr before 1 March 2023 for full details if you are interested (H [dot] P [dot] Carr [at] Information on this Tribunal’s work is available here.