Professor Simon Cooper


Simon Cooper is Professor and Research Convenor at Aston Law School. He was Affiliate Lecturer at Cambridge University, and has held Visiting Professorships at Stetson University and the Law Institute Jersey. He taught at Durham University, Cardiff University, and Oxford Brookes University, and previously held visiting research positions at Cambridge University and Wolfson College, Oxford. He is Fellow of the Cambridge Centre for Property Law and a past Convenor of the Property & Trusts Law section of the Society of Legal Scholars.


Real property, land registration, Crown land, land law in the Caribbean.

Qualifications, Appointments

LLB, LLM, MPhil, PhD

Legal Practice Course 

Bar of New York


“Discretion in Property Law: A Study of Judicial Correction of Title” (2018) 38 Legal Studies 1-23.

“Interests, Powers and Mere Equities in Modern Land Law” (2017) 37 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 435-460 (with E. Lees).

“Editorial: Seller Fraud and Conveyancer Liabilities” [2017] The Conveyancer 325-329.

“Resolving Title Conflicts in Registered Land” (2015) 131 Law Quarterly Review 108-131.

“Regulating Fallibility in Registered Land Titles” (2013) 72 Cambridge Law Journal 341-368.

“Lack of Proper Care in Registered Land” in A. Goymour et al. “New Perspectives in Land Registration” (Hart, 2017).

“Removing Title Blemishes as a Function of Registration” in A. Wudarski, “Das Grundbuch im Europa des 21. Jahrhunderts” (Duncker Humblot, 2016).

“Registered Title and the Assurance of Reliability” in W. Barr “Modern Studies in Property Law” 8th edition (Hart Publishing, 2015) 308-330.

Textbook: “Conveyancing Law and Practice in the Cayman Islands” 3rd edition (2010, CILS Academic Press), 599 pages.