Biography

Lara is a former student of Keele University, graduating with an LLB with Joint BA Hons (Politics). She completed her PhD on the statutory regulation of mortgage enforcement in December 2004 at the University of Leicester.

Lara rejoined the Law School in October 2006 from the University of Leicester where she held a Lectureship in Law.

Research and scholarship

Lara’s interests lie in Property Law, Equity and the Law of Trusts, and include the regulation of mortgage enforcement, the informal acquisition of interests in property and aspects of charity law regulation and practice.

Teaching

Undergraduate

  • Lara teaches on the following undergraduate modules:
  • Land Law 1 & 2;
  • Equity 1 & 2 (Module Leader: Equity 2);

Postgraduate

Lara is willing to supervise students in the areas of Land Law, Equity and Trusts. She is currently Associate Supervisor to two PhD students with research projects covering the law of servitudes and a comparative study of ownership acquisition (Saudi Arabia and UK law).

  • M Haley  and L McMurtry Equity and Trusts (Sweet & Maxwell, 5th ed. 2017)  
  • L McMurtry "Consumer Credit Act Mortgages: Unfair Terms, Time Orders and Judicial Discretion". [2010] Journal of Business Law 107
  • M Haley and L  McMurtry "Identifying an Easement: Exclusive Use, De Facto Control and Judicial Constraints" (2007) 58(4) Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly 490
  • L McMurtry "Mortgage Default and Repossession: Procedure and Policy in the Post-Norgan Era" (2007) 58(2)  Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly 194

Selected Publications

  • Mcmurtry LR. 2010. Consumer Credit Act Mortgages: Unfair Terms, Time Orders and Judicial Discretion. Journal of Business Law, 107-125.
  • Haley M and McMurtry H. 2009. Equity and Trusts. SWEET & MAXWELL.
  • Haley M and McMurtry H. 2007. Identifying an Easement: Exclusive Use, De Facto Control and Judicial Constraints. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, vol. 58.
  • McMurtry H. 2007. Mortgage Default and Repossession: Procedure and Policy in the Post-Norgan Era. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, vol. 58.
  • Haley M, McMurtry H, Davern R, Price JW, Shipwright AJ. 2006. Equity and Trusts. SWEET & MAXWELL.

Full Publications List show

Books

  • Haley M and McMurtry H. 2009. Equity and Trusts. SWEET & MAXWELL.
  • Haley M, McMurtry H, Davern R, Price JW, Shipwright AJ. 2006. Equity and Trusts. SWEET & MAXWELL.

Journal Articles

  • Mcmurtry LR. 2010. Consumer Credit Act Mortgages: Unfair Terms, Time Orders and Judicial Discretion. Journal of Business Law, 107-125.
  • Haley M and McMurtry H. 2007. Identifying an Easement: Exclusive Use, De Facto Control and Judicial Constraints. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, vol. 58.
  • McMurtry H. 2007. Mortgage Default and Repossession: Procedure and Policy in the Post-Norgan Era. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, vol. 58.