Dr Gwilym Owen

Senior Lecturer in Property Law, Equity and Trusts

Affiliations

Contact info

Telephone: 01248 383812

Email: john.g.owen@bangor.ac.uk

Contact Info

Telephone: 01248 383812

Email: john.g.owen@bangor.ac.uk

Overview

I am joint module leader for Land Law and Equity and Trusts, and module leader for Roman Law and English Legal History. I teach through the medium of both English and Welsh.

I have an MA in jurisprudence from Oxford University (1978) and qualified as a solicitor in 1981 and as a solicitor advocate in 1997. I practised as a solicitor for thirty years before becoming a law lecturer at Bangor University in 2011.

I was awarded a PhD by publication in September in 2017 and appointed a senior lecturer in 2018.

I am the examinations officer for the law school.

I have organised the Law School's annual Law Fair since 2013.

 

Research

My research interests are in the fields of Land Law and Welsh Legal History.

My suggestions for the reform of the law of overreaching are being considered in a scoping paper as part of the Law Commission's thirteenth programme for law reform.

Teaching and Supervision

I teach on the Land Law, Equity and Trusts, and Roman Law and English Legal History undergraduate modules.

I have supervised two PhD students to completion and I am currently supervising three other PhD students, along with one MRes student.

Personal

I am currently the undersheriff of Gwynedd.

I was awarded a Bangor University Teaching Fellowship in 2013.

I was a finalist in the LawCareer.Net Law Lecturer of the Year Award National Finals in 2014.

I was a finalist in the Bangor University student led Teacher of the Year Awards in 2018.

Other

I am a member of the following professional and learned societies:

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Society of Legal Scholars
  • Committee member of the Welsh Legal History Society
  • Member of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol
  • Legal Wales                                                                                                                           

I am a member of the following University Committees:

  • Steering Committee for the Institute for the Study of Welsh Estates
  • Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies Sub Group
  • Member of Senate
  • Member of Senate Regulations and Special Cases Committee
  • Member of Unfair Practice Committee

CONFERENCE CONTRIBUTIONS

Ecclesiastical History Society Conference (Cambridge,2018)

Abstract has been accepted for conference paper to be given at Sidney Sussex College Cambridge in July 2018. I will be co-presenting this paper with Professor Rebecca Probert.

Harvard Celtic Colloquium (2017)

The Acts of Union 1536-43—Were they really the end of the road for Welsh Law?

Modern Studies in Property Law Publication Workshop (Cambridge,2017)

Dillwyn v Llewelyn: Was the case really all about proprietary estoppel?

Modern Studies in Property Law Conference (Queen's University Belfast,2016)

To register or not to register?—That is the question.

Institute of Welsh Maritime Historical Studies (Porthmadog,2016)

Hen gyfreithiau â'r môr (Medieval Welsh Law and the Mid-Victorian Foreshore. Presentation made in Welsh.

The British Legal History Conference (Reading,2015)

Aspects of the legal history of the Penrhyn entail 1526-1580—A Family at War

Society of Legal Scholars (2014, 2015 and 2017)

A New Model for Overreaching (Nottingham,2014).

Aspects of the legal history of the Penrhyn entail 1526-1580—A Family at War (York,2015).

The Acts of Union 1536-43—Were they really the end of the road for Welsh Law (University College Dublin,2017).

Irish Association of Law Teachers (Belfast,2013)

Delivered paper on the legal history of the Griffith family of Penrhyn in Belfast.

Welsh Legal History Society (2012 and 2013)

Delivered paper on the Victorian case of Attorney General v Jones to the Welsh Legal History Socirty in Cardiff (2012).

Organised conference at Oriel Môn, Anglesey on "Water in the Laws of Wales" (2013).

Legal Wales (2011 and 2016)

Delivered paper on the Welsh concept of cyfran on behalf of the Welsh Legal History Society in Cardiff (2011)

Chaired and organsied session on Landlord and Tenant Law: The Renting Homes (Wales) Act—where to now? Divergence between English and Welsh Law in Bangor (2016)

Spoke in breakout session concerning the emerging Welsh law library in Bangor (2016)

 

 

Grant Awards and Projects

Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol

Interpretation of legal documents by reference to documents relating to the Penrhyn Estate (£1,440).

Bangor University ESRC (IAA)

Opening the Vaults− a research project to make suggestions for an on-line toolkit to assist members of the public with archival research (£7,312).

 

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