Research Profile

John Mee

Biography

Professor John Mee is a graduate of UCC (BCL 1986; LLM 1987), Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto (LLM 1989) and Trinity College Dublin (PhD 1997) and was called to the Irish Bar in 1990. He began lecturing in the UCC Law Department in 1989 and was Dean of the Faculty of Law at UCC from 1999-2000. His research interests are in the areas of Land Law, Equity and Trusts and Family Property, with a special interest in law reform in these areas (and a developing interest in legal history). He has published three books, The Property Rights of Cohabitees (1999), Law and Taxation of Trusts (with Keogan and Wylie, 2007) and Land Law (with Pearce, 3rd ed, 2011), as well as articles and chapters in Irish and international journals and edited collections.

Research Interests

Land Law, Equity and Trusts, Family Property (including the Rights and Duties of Cohabitants).

My research work covers three main areas: equity and trusts, family property and the law of real property. My approach is primarily doctrinal, with a strong comparative dimension. I have broadened my focus in more recent years, to include a consideration of law reform and related policy issues. I have also begun to concern myself more with legal history in my areas of interest.

An early influential work of mine is The Property Rights of Cohabitees: An Analysis of Equity's Response in Five Common Law Jurisdictions (Hart, 1999).  This comparative work was reviewed in fourteen journals. A flavour of the reviews is provided by the following extracts: 'a major advance in the literature on cohabitants' property rights' (Elizabeth Kingdom, Edinburgh Law Review);'an excellent book, thoroughly researched, carefully thought out, and forcefully argued' (Charles Mitchell, King's College Law Journal); 'a thoroughly worthwhile study ... powerfully argued, engagingly written' (Jo-Ellen Riley Australian Journal of Family Law); 'a devastating critique ... Mee's demolition of the application of equitable doctrines to the problem of cohabitation in five jurisdictions is a tour de force' (John Stevens, Restitution Law Review); 'beautifully written ... informed, reflective and perceptive' (Inge Clissman SC, Conveyancing and Property Law Journal); 'a valuable and lasting contribution to the literature on the subject' (Robert Chambers, Dublin University Law Journal); 'an essential acquisition for university libraries' (J Priestly QC, New Zealand Universities Law Review). Also in the equity field, I have published a series of articles in relation to undue influence and third parties, including a frequently cited piece in the 1995 Cambridge Law Journal, and more recently a number of chapters in high quality edited collections related to estoppel, constructive and resulting trusts (including the history of resulting trusts).

As one of a relatively small number of scholars working in my areas in Ireland, there is a strong imperative for me to engage with the Irish legal system and with the question of law reform in Ireland. A substantial part of my output in recent years has responded to a recent initiative to modernise the whole system of land law in Ireland (which culminated in the enactment of the Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Act 2009). The importance of this process for the Irish legal system has led me to consider a range of different aspects of land law, including issues relating to covenants, easements and profits, words of limitation, fee tails, priorities, co-ownership and perpetuities. The resulting articles have had considerable impact in terms of triggering modifications to the proposals of the Irish Law Reform Commission and to the final terms of the 2009 Act. Coincidentally, a reform process has also taken place in Ireland in relation to another of my primary research interests, the property rights of cohabitants, leading to the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010. I worked also to try to improve the relevant law reform proposals and a number of my publications contributed to the modification of the original Bill as it progressed through parliament (e.g. in terms of a major overhaul of the succession provisions in relation to cohabitants). 

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
[ARTHUR COX FOUNDATION BAILII]{Mee,Dr} NMiscellaneous Non Exchequer01-JAN-9031-DEC-17€43,286.00

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2018)'Voluntary Conveyances of Land: The Presumption of Resulting Trust Redux?'
Mee, John (2018) 'Voluntary Conveyances of Land: The Presumption of Resulting Trust Redux?'. The Conveyancer and Property Lawyer, 82 (2):180-188 [Details]
(2017)'The Past, Present, and Future of Resulting Trusts'
John Mee (2017) 'The Past, Present, and Future of Resulting Trusts'. Current Legal Problems, 70 (1):189-225 [Details]
(2016)'Trusts of The Family Home: Social Change, Judicial Innovation and Legislative Reform'
John Mee (2016) 'Trusts of The Family Home: Social Change, Judicial Innovation and Legislative Reform'. Irish Jurist, 56 :161-179 [Details]
(2016)'Prevention of Benefit from Homicide: A Critical Analysis of the Law Reform Commission’s Proposals'
John Mee (2016) 'Prevention of Benefit from Homicide: A Critical Analysis of the Law Reform Commission’s Proposals'. Dublin University Law Journal, 39 :203-227 [Details]
(2015)'A Minimal Approach to Adverse Possession'
John Mee (2015) 'A Minimal Approach to Adverse Possession'. The Conveyancer and Property Lawyer, 79 (5):455-464 [Details]
(2014)'Presumed Resulting Trusts, Intention and Declaration'
John Mee (2014) 'Presumed Resulting Trusts, Intention and Declaration'. Cambridge Law Journal, 73 (1):86-112 [Details]
(2013)'Proprietary Estoppel and Inheritance: Enough is Enough?'
John Mee (2013) 'Proprietary Estoppel and Inheritance: Enough is Enough?'. The Conveyancer and Property Lawyer, 77 (4):22-39 [Details]
(2013)'An Easement by Estoppel?'
John Mee (2013) 'An Easement by Estoppel?'. The Conveyancer and Property Lawyer, 77 (1):156-164 [Details]
(2012)'Ambulation, Severance, and the Common Intention Constructive Trust'
J. Mee (2012) 'Ambulation, Severance, and the Common Intention Constructive Trust'. Law Quarterly Review, 128 (4):500-503 [Details]
(2012)'Jones v Kernott: Inferring and Imputing in Essex'
J. Mee (2012) 'Jones v Kernott: Inferring and Imputing in Essex'. The Conveyancer and Property Lawyer, 76 (2):167-180 [Details]
(2012)'Resulting Trusts and Voluntary Conveyances of Land'
J. Mee (2012) 'Resulting Trusts and Voluntary Conveyances of Land'. The Conveyancer and Property Lawyer, 76 (4):307-326 [Details]
(2011)'Cohabitation Law Reform in Ireland'
Mee, John; (2011) 'Cohabitation Law Reform in Ireland'. Child and Family Law Quarterly, 23 (3):323-343 [Details]
(2011)'Resulting Trusts and Voluntary Conveyances of Land: 1674-1925'
John Mee; (2011) 'Resulting Trusts and Voluntary Conveyances of Land: 1674-1925'. Journal of Legal History, 32 (2):215-238 [Details]
(2010)'Mortgages, Repeals and the Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Act 2009'
Mee, John; (2010) 'Mortgages, Repeals and the Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Act 2009'. Commercial Law Practitioner, 17 [Details]
(2009)'The Limits of Proprietary Estoppel'
Mee, John; (2009) 'The Limits of Proprietary Estoppel'. Child and Family Law Quarterly, 21 :367-383 [Details]
(2009)'A Critique of the Cohabitation Provisions of the Civil Partnership Bill 2009'
Mee, John; (2009) 'A Critique of the Cohabitation Provisions of the Civil Partnership Bill 2009'. Irish Journal of Family Law, 12 :83-92 [Details]
(2009)'Marriage, Civil Partnership and the Prohibited Degrees of Relationship'
Mee, John; (2009) 'Marriage, Civil Partnership and the Prohibited Degrees of Relationship'. Irish Law Times, 27 :259-264 [Details]
(2009)'Succession and the Civil Partnership Bill 2009'
Mee, John; (2009) 'Succession and the Civil Partnership Bill 2009'. Conveyancing and Property Law Journal, 14 :86-93 [Details]
(2008)'Words of Limitation and Section 60 of the Law of Property Act 1925'
Mee, John; (2008) 'Words of Limitation and Section 60 of the Law of Property Act 1925'. The Conveyancer and Property Lawyer, 72 :129-139 [Details]
(2007)'Joint Ownership, Subjective Intention and the Common Intention Constructive Trust'
Mee, John; (2007) 'Joint Ownership, Subjective Intention and the Common Intention Constructive Trust'. The Conveyancer and Property Lawyer, 71 :14-31 [Details]
(2007)'Reform of the Law of Covenants'
Mee, John (with Alan Murphy); (2007) 'Reform of the Law of Covenants'. Conveyancing and Property Law Journal, 12 :100-108 [Details]
(2007)'Words of Limitation Revisited'
Mee, John; (2007) 'Words of Limitation Revisited'. Conveyancing and Property Law Journal, 12 :55-57 [Details]
(2006)'The Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Bill 2006: Observations on the Law Reform Process and a Critique of Selected Provisions'
Mee, John; (2006) 'The Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Bill 2006: Observations on the Law Reform Process and a Critique of Selected Provisions'. Conveyancing and Property Law Journal, 11 :67-76-91-104 [Details]
(2005)'Commorientes, Joint Tenancies and the Law of Succession'
Mee, J.; (2005) 'Commorientes, Joint Tenancies and the Law of Succession'. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, 56 (2):171-199 [Details]
(2005)'Reform of the Law on the Acquisition of Easements and Profits à Prendre by Prescription'
Mee, J.; (2005) 'Reform of the Law on the Acquisition of Easements and Profits à Prendre by Prescription'. Dublin University Law Journal, 27 (*):86-112 [Details]
(2005)'The Fee Tail: Putting Us Out of Its Misery'
Mee, J.; (2005) 'The Fee Tail: Putting Us Out of Its Misery'. Conveyancing and Property Law Journal, 10 (*):4-9 [Details]
(2005)'Freeing the Law: BAILII and IRLII'
Mee, J.; (2005) 'Freeing the Law: BAILII and IRLII'. Bar Review, 10 (*):65-68 [Details]
(2004)'Property Rights and Personal Relationships: Reflections on Reform'
Mee, J.; (2004) 'Property Rights and Personal Relationships: Reflections on Reform'. Legal Studies, 24 (*):414-450 [Details]
(2004)'A Critique of the Law Reform Commission's Proposals on the Rights and Duties of Cohabitees'
Mee, J.; (2004) 'A Critique of the Law Reform Commission's Proposals on the Rights and Duties of Cohabitees'. Irish Jurist, 26 (*):74-110 [Details]
(2002)'Undue Influence and Bank Guarantees'
Mee, J.; (2002) 'Undue Influence and Bank Guarantees'. Irish Jurist, 37 (*):292-306 [Details]
(2001)'The End of the Affair: The Property Rights of Cohabitees'
Mee, J.; (2001) 'The End of the Affair: The Property Rights of Cohabitees'. Conveyancing and Property Law Journal, 6 (*):43-46 [Details]
(2001)'Electronic Access to Irish Legal Information'
Mee, J.; (2001) 'Electronic Access to Irish Legal Information'. International Journal of Legal Information, 29 (*):451-460 [Details]
(2000)'From Here to Eternity?: Perpetuities Reform in Ireland'
Mee, J.; (2000) 'From Here to Eternity?: Perpetuities Reform in Ireland'. Dublin University Law Journal, 22 (*):91-111 [Details]
(1999)'Judgment Mortgages, Co-ownership and Registered Land'
Mee, J.; (1999) 'Judgment Mortgages, Co-ownership and Registered Land'. Conveyancing and Property Law Journal, 4 (*):28-32 [Details]
(1998)'Lost in the Big House: Where Stands Irish Law on Equitable Estoppel?'
Mee, J.; (1998) 'Lost in the Big House: Where Stands Irish Law on Equitable Estoppel?'. Irish Jurist, 23 (*):187-219 [Details]
(1997)'Public Policy for the New Millenium? [Ennis v Butterly]'
Mee, J.; (1997) 'Public Policy for the New Millenium? [Ennis v Butterly]'. Dublin University Law Journal, 19 (*):149-160 [Details]
(1997)'The Family Home Protection Act and Registered Land: A Reassessment of Guckian v Brennan'
Mee, J.; (1997) 'The Family Home Protection Act and Registered Land: A Reassessment of Guckian v Brennan'. Conveyancing and Property Law Journal, 2 (4):58-64 [Details]
(1996)'The Practical Implications of Bank of Ireland v Smyth [B2199] Part II'
Mee, J.; (1996) 'The Practical Implications of Bank of Ireland v Smyth [B2199] Part II'. Irish Law Times, 14 (*):209-211 [Details]
(1996)'A Stake Through the Heart of the Statute of Uses'
Mee, J.; (1996) 'A Stake Through the Heart of the Statute of Uses'. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, 47 (4):367-376 [Details]
(1996)'Palm Trees in the Rain: New Model Constructive Trusts in Ireland'
Mee, J.; (1996) 'Palm Trees in the Rain: New Model Constructive Trusts in Ireland'. Conveyancing and Property Law Journal, 1 (1):9-13 [Details]
(1996)'The Practical Implications of Bank of Ireland v Smyth Part I'
Mee, J.; (1996) 'The Practical Implications of Bank of Ireland v Smyth Part I'. Irish Law Times, 14 :188-191 [Details]
(1995)'The Succession Act: Section 117 and Life After Death'
Mee, J.; (1995) 'The Succession Act: Section 117 and Life After Death'. Gazette of The Law Society of Ireland, 89 :67-72 [Details]
(1995)'Undue Influence, Misrepresentation and the Doctrine of Notice'
Mee, J.; (1995) 'Undue Influence, Misrepresentation and the Doctrine of Notice'. Cambridge Law Journal, 54 (3):536-544 [Details]
(1995)'An Alternative Approach to Third Party Undue Influence and Misrepresentation'
Mee, J.; (1995) 'An Alternative Approach to Third Party Undue Influence and Misrepresentation'. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, 46 (2):147-162 [Details]
(1995)'Third Party Misrepresentation Revisited'
Mee, J.; (1995) 'Third Party Misrepresentation Revisited'. The Conveyancer and Property Lawyer, :148-154 [Details]
(1994)'Family Home Consents, Guarantees and 'The Badge of Shame''
Mee, J.; (1994) 'Family Home Consents, Guarantees and 'The Badge of Shame''. Dublin University Law Journal, 16 :197-207 [Details]
(1994)'The Remedies for Undue Influence'
Mee, J.; (1994) 'The Remedies for Undue Influence'. Lloyds Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly, :330-335 [Details]
(1993)'Partition and Sale of the Family Home'
Mee, J.; (1993) 'Partition and Sale of the Family Home'. Dublin University Law Journal, 15 :78-94 [Details]
(1993)'Taking Precedent Seriously'
Mee, J.; (1993) 'Taking Precedent Seriously'. Irish Law Times, 13 :245-255 [Details]
(1993)'Trusts of the Family Home: The Irish Experience'
Mee, J.; (1993) 'Trusts of the Family Home: The Irish Experience'. The Conveyancer and Property Lawyer, :351-361 [Details]
(1992)'The Family Home Protection Act and Priorities in Land Law'
Mee, J.; (1992) 'The Family Home Protection Act and Priorities in Land Law'. Irish Law Times, 12 :59-63 [Details]
(1992)'Trusts of the Family Home: Boiling Oil From the Ivory Tower'
Mee, J.; (1992) 'Trusts of the Family Home: Boiling Oil From the Ivory Tower'. Dublin University Law Journal, 14 :19-40 [Details]
(1992)'Half-Secret Trusts in England and Ireland'
Mee, J.; (1992) 'Half-Secret Trusts in England and Ireland'. The Conveyancer and Property Lawyer, :202-207 [Details]
(1992)'Return of the Fertile Octogenarians 'Property Law - Rule Against Perpetuities''
Mee, J.; (1992) 'Return of the Fertile Octogenarians 'Property Law - Rule Against Perpetuities''. Dublin University Law Journal, 14 :69-81 [Details]
(1992)'Joint Ownership of the Family Home'
Mee, J.; (1992) 'Joint Ownership of the Family Home'. Gazette of The Law Society of Ireland, 86 :59-63 [Details]

Books

 YearPublication
(2017)From the Extinct (Poetry).
John Mee (2017) From the Extinct (Poetry). Cork: Southword Editions. [Details]
(2000)Land Law.
Mee, J. and Pearce, R.A.; (2000) Land Law. : Round Hall/Sweet and Maxwell. [Details]
(2011)Land Law.
Mee, John (with Pearce, Robert A.); (2011) Land Law. Dublin: Thomson Round Hall. [Details]
(2007)Law and Taxation of Trusts.
Mee, John (with JCW Wylie and Aileen Keogan); (2007) Law and Taxation of Trusts. Dublin: Tottel Publishing. [Details]
(2000)Partnership Rights of Same Sex Couples.
Mee, John with Ronayne, Kay; (2000) Partnership Rights of Same Sex Couples. Dublin: Equality Authority. [Details]
(1999)The Property Rights Of Cohabitees: An Analysis Of Equity's Response In Five Common Law Jurisdictions.
Mee, John; (1999) The Property Rights Of Cohabitees: An Analysis Of Equity's Response In Five Common Law Jurisdictions. Oxford: Hart Publishing. [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2019)'Thorner v Major (2009): Proprietary Estoppel and Inheritance'
John Mee (2019) 'Thorner v Major (2009): Proprietary Estoppel and Inheritance' In: Brian Sloan (eds). Landmark Cases in Succession Law. Oxford: Hart Publishing. [Details]
(2019)''So How Should I Presume?': Loan, Resulting Trust, or Discharge of a Prior Obligation?'
John Mee (2019) ''So How Should I Presume?': Loan, Resulting Trust, or Discharge of a Prior Obligation?' In: Ben McFarlane, Sinead Agnew (eds). Modern Studies in Property Law, Volume 10. Oxford: Hart Publishing. [Details]
(2015)'Reforming the Law of Prescription: A Cautionary Tale from Ireland'
John Mee (2015) 'Reforming the Law of Prescription: A Cautionary Tale from Ireland' In: Warren Barr (eds). Modern Studies in Property Law, Volume 8. Oxford: Hart Publishing. [Details]
(2012)'Pettitt v Pettitt (1970) and Gissing v Gissing (1971)'
J. Mee (2012) 'Pettitt v Pettitt (1970) and Gissing v Gissing (1971)' In: Landmark Cases in Equity. Oxford, England: Hart Publishing. [Details]
(2011)'Proprietary Estoppel, Promises and Mistaken Belief'
Mee, John; (2011) 'Proprietary Estoppel, Promises and Mistaken Belief' In: Modern Studies in Property Law, Volume 6. Oxford: Hart Publishing. [Details]
(2011)'Burns v Burns: The Villain of the Piece?'
Mee, John; (2011) 'Burns v Burns: The Villain of the Piece?' In: Landmark Cases in Family Law. Oxford: Hart Publishing. [Details]
(2010)''Automatic' Resulting Trusts: Retention, Restitution or Reposing Trust?'
Mee, John; (2010) ''Automatic' Resulting Trusts: Retention, Restitution or Reposing Trust?' In: Constructive and Resulting Trusts. Oxford: Hart Publishing. [Details]
(2009)'The Role of Expectation in the Determination of Proprietary Estoppel Remedies'
Mee, John; (2009) 'The Role of Expectation in the Determination of Proprietary Estoppel Remedies' In: Modern Studies in Property Law, Volume 5. Oxford: Hart Publishing. [Details]
(2007)'Cohabitation, Civil Partnership and the Constitution'
Mee, John; (2007) 'Cohabitation, Civil Partnership and the Constitution' In: Committed Relationships and the Law. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(2005)'BAILII and IRLIII: Freeing the Law in Ireland'
Mee, J.; (2005) 'BAILII and IRLIII: Freeing the Law in Ireland' In: Whither the Legal Web. [Details]
(2002)'Ireland'
Mee, J.; (2002) 'Ireland' In: European Succession Laws, 2nd edition. [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(2004)'Freeing the Law in Ireland'
Mee, J.; (2004) 'Freeing the Law in Ireland' Internet Newsletter for Lawyers, * :1-2. [Details]

Book Reviews

 YearPublication
(2018)Review of Current Issues in Succession Law, by Birke Häcker (ed.) & Charles Mitchell (ed.), and Passing Wealth on Death: Will-Substitutes in Comparative Perspective, by Alexandra Braun (ed.) & Anne Röthel (ed.).
Mee, John (2018) Review of Current Issues in Succession Law, by Birke Häcker (ed.) & Charles Mitchell (ed.), and Passing Wealth on Death: Will-Substitutes in Comparative Perspective, by Alexandra Braun (ed.) & Anne Röthel (ed.). Book Reviews [Details]
(2005)A Review of Alastair Hudson (ed) New Perspectives on Property Law, Human Rights and the Home (2005).
Mee, J.; (2005) A Review of Alastair Hudson (ed) New Perspectives on Property Law, Human Rights and the Home (2005). Book Reviews [Details]
(2013)Review of The Changing Legal Regulation of Cohabitation[:] From Fornicators to Family 1600–2010 by Rebecca Probert.
John Mee (2013) Review of The Changing Legal Regulation of Cohabitation[:] From Fornicators to Family 1600–2010 by Rebecca Probert. Book Reviews [Details]

Newspaper Articles

 YearPublication
(2006)Time to Remedy 'Problem' of Cohabitation.
Mee, John; (2006) Time to Remedy 'Problem' of Cohabitation. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2004)Something Short of Marriage?.
Mee, J.; (2004) Something Short of Marriage?. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(1991)New Family Property Law Urgently Needed.
Mee, John; (1991) New Family Property Law Urgently Needed. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2012)Removal of Enforcement Loophole Will Help Lenders.
John Mee (2012) Removal of Enforcement Loophole Will Help Lenders. Newspaper Articles [Details]

Newsletter

 YearPublication
(2004)British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII) and the Irish Legal Information Initiative (IRLII): Freeing the Law in Ireland.
Mee, John; (2004) British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII) and the Irish Legal Information Initiative (IRLII): Freeing the Law in Ireland. Newsletter [Details]

Poems

 YearPublication
(2019)“Experiments and Observations on the Singing of Birds” in The North (No 61, 2019).
John Mee (2019) “Experiments and Observations on the Singing of Birds” in The North (No 61, 2019). Sheffield: Poems [Details]
(2018)Wreckage in Counterparts Anthology.
John Mee (2018) Wreckage in Counterparts Anthology. Dublin: Poems [Details]
(2018)Influx, a poem in 'Coast to Coast to Coast'.
John Mee (2018) Influx, a poem in 'Coast to Coast to Coast'. Liverpool: Poems [Details]
(2018)“Blending In” (translated from the Irish of Stiofan O Cadhla) in The Quarryman (Vol IV, 2018).
John Mee, Stiofan O Cadhla (2018) “Blending In” (translated from the Irish of Stiofan O Cadhla) in The Quarryman (Vol IV, 2018). Poems [Details]
(2017)Travel Light in Eugene O'Connell and Pat Boran (eds) The Deep Heart's Core (Dedalus Press 2017).
John Mee (2017) Travel Light in Eugene O'Connell and Pat Boran (eds) The Deep Heart's Core (Dedalus Press 2017). Dublin: Poems [Details]
(2017)Expat, a poem published in Prelude (New York) Issue 3, 2016.
John Mee (2017) Expat, a poem published in Prelude (New York) Issue 3, 2016. Poems [Details]
(2016)“Moving to the City”, a poem published in The Cork Literary Review (Special Issue, No 16, 2016).
John Mee (2016) “Moving to the City”, a poem published in The Cork Literary Review (Special Issue, No 16, 2016). Poems [Details]
(2016)At the Lough and Saturday Night, poems published in Alannah Hopkin (ed) On the Banks: Cork City in Poems and Songs.
John Mee (2016) At the Lough and Saturday Night, poems published in Alannah Hopkin (ed) On the Banks: Cork City in Poems and Songs. Cork: Poems [Details]
(2015)Rescue.
John Mee (2015) Rescue. Dublin: Poems [Details]
(2014)Book.
John Mee (2014) Book. Poems [Details]
(2011)Showdown.
John Mee (2011) Showdown. 'The Shop', Volume 37, Schull, Co Cork: Poems [Details]
(2011)Paperweight.
Mee, John; (2011) Paperweight. 'The Rialto', Volume 71, Norwich, UK: Poems [Details]
(2007)Apocrypha.
Mee, John; (2007) Apocrypha. Cork: Poems [Details]
(2007)Orphan.
Mee, John; (2007) Orphan. Poems [Details]
(2005)Wreckage.
Mee, John; (2005) Wreckage. Poems [Details]
(2005)Moving to the City.
Mee, John; (2005) Moving to the City. Poems [Details]
(2004)Travel Light.
Mee, John; (2004) Travel Light. Poems [Details]
(2003)Suburban Jungle.
Mee, John; (2003) Suburban Jungle. Poems [Details]
(2003)Location.
Mee, John; (2003) Location. Poems [Details]
(2003)First Flight.
Mee, John; (2003) First Flight. Poems [Details]
(2003)Grief.
Mee, John; (2003) Grief. Poems [Details]
(2003)Saturday Night.
Mee, John; (2003) Saturday Night. Poems [Details]
(2002)Undone.
Mee, John; (2002) Undone. Poems [Details]
(1992)Between Before and After.
Mee, John; (1992) Between Before and After. Poems [Details]

Professional Activities

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
University of Southampton External Examiner/
Irish Association of Law Teachers. Member/
Society of Legal Scholars Member/

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2019)Modern Studies in the Law of Trusts and Wealth Management - Asian Wealth and the Global Context,
John Mee (2019) The Beneficial Ownership of Joint Property: Starting Points, Unfulfilled Expectations, and the Impact of Marr v Collie. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Modern Studies in the Law of Trusts and Wealth Management - Asian Wealth and the Global Context, Singapore , 01-AUG-19 - 01-AUG-19. [Details]
(2018)Landmark Cases in Succession Law,
John Mee (2018) Thorner v Major (2009): Proprietary Estoppel and Inheritance. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Landmark Cases in Succession Law, University of Cambridge , 11-SEP-18 - 12-SEP-18. [Details]
(2018)Obligations IX,
John Mee (2018) Justifying Restitutionary Liability for Mistaken Payments: Autonomy, Property and Nullity. [Oral Presentation], Obligations IX, Melbourne , 20-JUL-18 - 20-JUL-18. [Details]
(2018)Lecture to Court of Appeal of Victoria,
John Mee (2018) What Should We Make of Resulting Trusts?. [Invited Oral Presentation], Lecture to Court of Appeal of Victoria, Melbourne , 16-JUL-18 - 16-JUL-18. [Details]
(2018)Private Law Workshop,
John Mee (2018) Justifying Restitutionary Liability for Mistaken Payments: Autonomy, Property and Nullity. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Private Law Workshop, Hong Kong , 12-JUL-18 - 12-JUL-18. [Details]
(2018)Cambridge Centre for Property Law Conference on Regulatory Issues in Property Law,
Mee, John (2018) Trusts of the Family Home: Lessons from Marr v Collie. [Oral Presentation], Cambridge Centre for Property Law Conference on Regulatory Issues in Property Law, Churchill College, Cambridge , 25-MAY-18 - 26-MAY-18. [Details]
(2018)Modern Studies in Property Law,
Mee, John (2018) “So How Should I Presume?”: The Rule in Seldon v Davidson, the Presumption of Resulting Trust, and the Presumption of Discharge of a Prior Debt. [Oral Presentation], Modern Studies in Property Law, University College London , 10-APR-18 - 12-APR-18. [Details]
(2017)Irish Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference,
John Mee (2017) ‘And How Should I Presume?’: The Rule in Seldon v Davidson’. [Oral Presentation], Irish Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference, Maynooth , 25-NOV-17 - 25-NOV-17. [Details]
(2017)Irish Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference,
Mee, John (2017) The Rule in Seldon v Davidson. [Oral Presentation], Irish Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference, Maynooth , 24-NOV-17 - 25-NOV-17. [Details]
(2017)Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference,
Mee, John (2017) Resulting Trusts in Quistclose Scenarios. [Oral Presentation], Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, University College Dublin , 05-SEP-17 - 08-SEP-17. [Details]
(2016)Current Legal Problems Lecture,
Mee, John (2016) The Future of Resulting Trusts. [Invited Oral Presentation], Current Legal Problems Lecture, University College London , 01-DEC-16 - 01-DEC-16. [Details]
(2016)Irish Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference,
Mee, John (2016) Resulting Trusts and Presumptions. [Oral Presentation], Irish Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference, Waterford Institute of Technology , 18-NOV-16 - 20-NOV-16. [Details]
(2106)Obligations VIII,
Mee, John (2106) The Undead Purchase Money Resulting Trust: Making Sense of the Common Intention Revolution. [Oral Presentation], Obligations VIII, Downing College, Cambridge , 19-JUL-16 - 22-JUL-16. [Details]
(2014)Obligations VII: The Common Law of Obligations - Divergence and Convergence,
John Mee (2014) Proprietary Estoppel and Promises. [Oral Presentation], Obligations VII: The Common Law of Obligations - Divergence and Convergence, University of Hong Kong , 15-JUL-14 - 18-JUL-14. [Details]
(2014)Modern Studies in Property Law Biennial Conference,
John Mee (2014) Reforming the Law of Prescription: A Cautionary Tale from Ireland. [Plenary Lecture], Modern Studies in Property Law Biennial Conference, University of Liverpool , 08-APR-14. [Details]
(2013)Private Law Discussion Group,
John Mee (2013) Presumed Resulting Trusts and Unjust Enrichment. [Invited Oral Presentation], Private Law Discussion Group, King's College London , 10-DEC-13. [Details]
(2013)Continuing Legal Education Series,
John Mee (2013) Estoppel and Inheritance. [Oral Presentation], Continuing Legal Education Series, UCC , 04-DEC-13. [Details]
(2013)Temple Law School Staff Seminar Series,
John Mee (2013) Cohabitation and Civil Partnership in Ireland. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Temple Law School Staff Seminar Series, Temple Law School, Philadelphia , 12-SEP-13. [Details]
(2013)Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference,
John Mee (2013) Oral Trusts of Land and Third Parties. [Oral Presentation], Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, University of Edinburgh , 04-SEP-13. [Details]
(2013)Wealth, Families and Death: Socio-Legal Perspectives on Wills and Inheritance,
John Mee (2013) Promises and Stories: Proprietary Estoppel Claims on Death. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Wealth, Families and Death: Socio-Legal Perspectives on Wills and Inheritance, Onati, Spain , 25-APR-13 - 26-APR-13. [Details]
(2013)Trusts of the Family Home Symposium,
John Mee (2013) Overlap: The Common IntentionTrust and the Purchase Money Resulting Trust. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Trusts of the Family Home Symposium, Durham, United Kingdom , 17-APR-13 - 18-APR-13. [Details]
(2013)Land and Conveyancing Law: The New Law in Practice (CPD Series),
John Mee (2013) Freehold Covenants. [Oral Presentation], Land and Conveyancing Law: The New Law in Practice (CPD Series), University College Cork , 11-APR-13 - 11-APR-13. [Details]
(2013)Land and Conveyancing Law: The New Law in Practice (CPD Series),
John Mee (2013) The Enforcement of post-December 1st 2009 Mortgages. [Oral Presentation], Land and Conveyancing Law: The New Law in Practice (CPD Series), University College Cork , 14-MAR-13 - 14-MAR-13. [Details]
(2013)Land and Conveyancing Law: The New Law in Practice (CPD Series),
John Mee (2013) Easements. [Oral Presentation], Land and Conveyancing Law: The New Law in Practice (CPD Series), University College Cork , 01-FEB-13 - 01-FEB-13. [Details]
(2012)Law of Obligations VI,
John Mee (2012) The Nature of Resulting Trusts. [Oral Presentation], Law of Obligations VI, University of Western Ontario, Canada , 17-JUL-12 - 20-JUL-12. [Details]
(2012)Modern Studies in Property Law 2012,
John Mee (2012) The Common Intention Trust after Jones v Kernott. [Oral Presentation], Modern Studies in Property Law 2012, University of Southampton , 21-MAR-12 - 23-MAR-12. [Details]
(2011)Landmark Cases in Equity,
John Mee (2011) Pettitt v Pettitt and Gissing v Gissing. [Oral Presentation], Landmark Cases in Equity, University College London , 08-APR-11 - 09-APR-11. [Details]
(2010)Irish Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference,
Mee, John; (2010) Reform of the Property Rights of Cohabitants in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Irish Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference, Limerick , 28-NOV-10 - 28-NOV-10. [Details]
(2010)Modern Studies in Property Law,
Mee, John; (2010) Estoppel, Trusting and Unconscionability. [Oral Presentation], Modern Studies in Property Law, New College, Oxford , 24-MAR-10 - 24-MAR-10. [Details]
(2009)Oxford Property Law Discussion Group,
Mee, John; (2009) Resulting Trusts: Retention or Restitution?. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Oxford Property Law Discussion Group, Law Faculty, University of Oxford , 03-JUN-09 - 03-JUN-09. [Details]
(2009)Staff Seminar, Law School, University of Southampton,
Mee, John; (2009) The Nature of the Resulting Trust. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Staff Seminar, Law School, University of Southampton, Law Faculty, University of Southampton , 22-APR-09 - 22-APR-09. [Details]
(2009)Constructive and Resulting Trusts,
Mee, John; (2009) Automatic Resulting Trusts. [Invited Oral Presentation], Constructive and Resulting Trusts, King's College London , 03-APR-09 - 03-APR-09. [Details]
(2008)Obligations IV Conference,
Mee, John; (2008) The Role of Expectation in the Determination of Estoppel Remedies. [Oral Presentation], Obligations IV Conference, National University of Singapore , 01-JUL-08 - 01-JUL-08. [Details]
(2008)Biennial Property Law Conference,
Mee, John; (2008) Estoppel Remedies: Puncturing Expectations?. [Oral Presentation], Biennial Property Law Conference, Queens' College Cambridge , 01-APR-08 - 01-APR-08. [Details]
(2007)Annual Conference of the Society of Legal Scholars,
Mee, John; (2007) Land Law Reform in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of the Society of Legal Scholars, University of Durham , 01-SEP-07 - 01-SEP-07. [Details]
(2006)Annual Conference of the Society of Legal Scholars,
Mee, John; (2006) The Common Intention Trust and its Relationship with Estoppel and the Purchase Money Resulting Trust. [Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of the Society of Legal Scholars, University of Keele , 01-SEP-06 - 01-SEP-06. [Details]
(2006)Academic Workshop on the Financial Consequences of Relationship Breakdown,
Mee, John; (2006) Invited Participant. [Oral Presentation], Academic Workshop on the Financial Consequences of Relationship Breakdown, Law Commission, London, , 01-NOV-06 - 01-NOV-06. [Details]
(2004)Using the Internet to Enhance the Teaching and Learning of Law,
Mee, John, Whelan, Darius; (2004) Using the Internet to Enhance the Teaching and Learning of Law. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Using the Internet to Enhance the Teaching and Learning of Law, . [Details]
(2004)Support for Teaching and Learning Seminar Series,
Mee, J.; (2004) Using the Internet to Enhance the Teaching and Learning of Law. Support for Teaching and Learning Seminar Series, University College Cork , 01-FEB-04 - 01-FEB-04. [Details]
(2003)Conference for legal practitioners,
Mee, J.; (2003) Division of Family Property: Unmarried Couples. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Conference for legal practitioners, University College Cork , 01-DEC-03 - 01-DEC-03. [Details]
(2003)British and Irish Association of Law Librarians Annual Conference,
Mee, J.; (2003) Sources of Irish Law. British and Irish Association of Law Librarians Annual Conference, Cork , 01-JUN-03 - 01-JUN-03. [Details]
(2003)Annual Conference of the Family Lawyers Association, Dundalk,
Mee, J.; (2003) Property Disputes in Non-Marital Situations. [Invited Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of the Family Lawyers Association, Dundalk, Dundalk , 01-NOV-03 - 01-NOV-03. [Details]
(2002)*,
Mee, J.; (2002) Reform of the Law on the Property Rights of Unmarried Couples in South Africa. . *, Law Faculty, University of Cape Town, South Africa , 01-OCT-02 - 01-OCT-02. [Details]
(2002)*,
Mee, J.; (2002) A Comparative Perspective on the Property Rights of Cohabitees. [Invited Oral Presentation], *, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa , 01-OCT-02 - 01-OCT-02. [Details]
(2000)World Conference of the International Association of Law Librarians,
Mee, J.; (2000) Electronic Access to the Law in Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], World Conference of the International Association of Law Librarians, Dublin , 01-AUG-00 - 01-AUG-00. [Details]
(2000)*,
Mee, J.; (2000) A Comparative Perspective on Equity's Approach to Unmarried Cohabitation. [Oral Presentation], *, Saint Louis University Law School, St Louis, Missouri, USA , 01-APR-00 - 01-APR-00. [Details]
(2000)Lawtech Exhibition,
Mee, J.; (2000) Free Electronic Access to Law: the British and Irish Legal Information Institute. [Invited Oral Presentation], Lawtech Exhibition, Law Society of Ireland, Dublin , 01-NOV-00 - 01-NOV-00. [Details]
(1999)Irish Association of Law Teachers Mid-Year Conference,
Mee, J.; (1999) The Beneficial Ownership of the Family Home. [Invited Oral Presentation], Irish Association of Law Teachers Mid-Year Conference, Dublin , 01-NOV-99 - 01-NOV-99. [Details]
(1999)Southern Law Association Lecture Series,
Mee, J.; (1999) The Property Rights of Cohabitees. [Invited Oral Presentation], Southern Law Association Lecture Series, Cork , 01-JUN-99 - 01-JUN-99. [Details]
(1997)Staff Seminar ,
Mee, J.; (1997) The Unconscionability Principle in the Australian Law of Equity. . [Invited Oral Presentation], Staff Seminar , Law School, King’s College London , 01-APR-97 - 01-APR-97. [Details]
(1996)Academic Workshop on the Reform of the Law of Home-sharing,
Mee, J.; (1996) *. [Other], Academic Workshop on the Reform of the Law of Home-sharing, Law Commission, London , 01-MAY-96 - 01-MAY-96. [Details]
(1995)Public Lecture,,
Mee, J.; (1995) Wills and Succession. Public Lecture,, Tory Top Branch Library, Cork , 01-OCT-95 - 01-OCT-95. [Details]
(1995)UCC/Southern Law Association Continuing Legal Education Lecture Series,
Mee, J.; (1995) Recent Developments in the Law Relating to the Family Home. . [Invited Oral Presentation], UCC/Southern Law Association Continuing Legal Education Lecture Series, Cork , 01-NOV-95 - 01-NOV-95. [Details]
(1995)Chancery Bar Association Workshop on the Reform of the Law of Home-Sharing,
Mee, J.; (1995) Invited Participant. Chancery Bar Association Workshop on the Reform of the Law of Home-Sharing, Lincoln’s Inns, London , 01-OCT-95 - 01-OCT-95. [Details]
(1994)Annual Conference of the Society of Public Teachers of Law,
Mee, J.; (1994) Undue Influence, Misrepresentation and Third Parties. [Invited Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of the Society of Public Teachers of Law, Norwich, UK , 01-SEP-94 - 01-SEP-94. [Details]
(1994)Annual Conference of the Irish Association of Law Teachers,
Mee, J.; (1994) Third Party Undue Influence and Misrepresentation in Ireland. . [Invited Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of the Irish Association of Law Teachers, Adare , 01-DEC-94 - 01-DEC-94. [Details]
(1994)Staff Seminar,
Mee, J.; (1994) Equitable Wrongs and Bank Guarantees. . [Invited Oral Presentation], Staff Seminar, Law Faculty, University of Auckland, New Zealand , 01-MAR-94 - 01-MAR-94. [Details]
(1993)Institute of Engineers in Ireland Lecture Series,
Mee, J.; (1993) Legal Aspects of Health and Safety at Work. [Invited Oral Presentation], Institute of Engineers in Ireland Lecture Series, UCC, Cork , 01-DEC-93 - 01-DEC-93. [Details]
(1993)Lecture to Cork Family Lawyers Association. ,
Mee, J.; (1993) Recent Developments in the Law of Family Property. [Invited Oral Presentation], Lecture to Cork Family Lawyers Association. , Cork , 01-MAR-93 - 01-MAR-93. [Details]

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork Professor01-JAN-05 /
University College Cork Senior Lecturer01-JAN-99 / 01-JAN-05
University College Cork College Lecturer01-JAN-89 / 01-JAN-99

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1998Trinity College Dublin PhDThe Property Rights of Cohabitees
1990King's Inns Dublin Barrister at LawLaw
1989Osgoode Hall Law School LLMThe Criminal Law Defences of Duress and Necessity
1987University College Cork LLMBeneficial Interests in the Family Home
1986University College Cork BCLLaw

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Modern Law Review Referee-
Law Quarterly Review Referee-
Oxford Journal Of Legal Studies Referee-
Cambridge Law Journal Referee-
Current Legal Problems Referee-
Legal Studies Referee-
Journal Of Legal History Referee-
Mcgill Law Journal Referee-
Common Law World Review Referee-
The Conveyancer And Property Lawyer Referee-
Child And Family Law Quarterly Referee-
The Irish Jurist Referee-
Journal Of Information, Law And Technology Referee01-JAN-99 -
Dublin University Law Journal Referee01-JAN-99 -
Hibernian Law Journal Referee01-JAN-99 -
University Of Limerick Law Journal Referee01-JAN-99 -
Irish Student Law Review Referee01-JAN-99 -
Cork Online Law Review Referee-

Other Activities

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Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Land Law (including Law of Succession); Equity and Trusts, Cohabitation and the Law

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2020Legal Regulation of Cohabitation and Emerging Family Forms LW6603Legal Regulation of Cohabitation and Emerging Family Forms

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