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Law of Adverse Possession: An Anglo-Nigerian Perspective

Title: Law of Adverse Possession
Subtitle: An Anglo-Nigerian Perspective
Subject Classification: Law and Legal Ethics, Equality Diversity Inclusion
BIC Classification: L, JFSL, JFSL9
Binding: Hardback, Paperback, ebook, pp.392
Publication date: 29th April 2022
ISBN (Hardback): 978-1-871891-43-0
ISBN (Paperback): 978-1-80441-250-3
ISBN (ebook): 978-1-871891-44-7


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The book examines the Law of Adverse Possession in both the UK and Nigeria, and gives a critique of the ways in which it is regarded by both the State and the judicial system in these jurisdictions. Although much has been written about adverse possession from an Anglo-American perspective, the Nigerian aspect of this book is unique and brings an important point of difference when thinking about the right to settle, work and own land in an international arena.

This book will be of interest to students of law (especially comparative and property law); to scholars and activists with an interest in land settlement by indigenous and dispossessed peoples; a useful guide for the court in the dispensation of justice; and a pilot for the State in managing property relations.


Author: Professor Imran Smith, PhD, SAN, is Professor of Law, University Of Lagos-Nigeria; and Professorial Research Associate, SOAS, University of London. He is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales; Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, United Kingdom; and Fellow, Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria. He has authored and edited books and monographs on Land Law and the Law of Secured Credit Transactions, and is a commissioned writer of Nigerian Property and Trust Law for the International Encyclopaedia of Laws, Netherlands. Prof. Smith has scores of articles in many learned journals.



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