James Lee to co-edit leading Trusts book, Hanbury and Martin's Modern Equity

James Lee, Senior Lecturer in Law and Director of Admissions at Birmingham Law School,  has been appointed as a co-editor for the 20th edition of Hanbury and Martin's Modern Equity. He will work with Jamie Glister, who is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Sydney. Modern Equity is part of the Classics series of the leading Law textbooks, published by Sweet and Maxwell. It was first published in 1935 by HG Hanbury, who subsequently became Vinerian Professor of English Law at the University of Oxford. Dr Jill Martin has edited the book with distinction for the last 32 years and has now decided to pass on the editorship to new editors.

James is the module leader for the Law of Trusts and Equity, a compulsory second year subject and co-module leader for Advanced Property Law, which is a final year to option. He won the Head of School's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2011-12.

Speaking of his appointment, James said, "I am privileged to be taking on the process of editing Modern Equity, the Trusts book which I used while studying the subject, as did generations of other students. We will continue the fine legacy from previous editors and we are particularly grateful to Jill Martin for her support. I look forward immensely to working with Jamie in the updating and revision of the text to ensure its continued contemporary relevance, while remaining true to the book's reputation for authority, accuracy and clarity."

The 19th edition of Modern Equity was published last year and remains current. The book has a twitter feed for updates: @HanburyMartin. The 20th edition is expected to be published in 2015.

  • Sweet and Maxwell's Press Release

About Mr James Lee

James Lee is a Senior Lecturer in Law and Director of Admissions at Birmingham Law School and Academic Fellow of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple. He is Torts Subject Section Convenor for the Society of Legal Scholars and a member of the Society's Executive Committee. The two main themes of James' research are the law of obligations and  judicial decision-making in superior appellate courts, and he has written widely on both topics, including an editing the collection From House of Lords to Supreme Court: Judges, Jurists and the Process of Judging (Hart, 2011). He was a Visiting Scholar at Melbourne Law School in late 2011, when he worked on his forthcoming book Legislation and Reform in the Law of Obligations.