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The Law (and how to find it)...

"No-one, I am sure, by the light of nature ever understood an English mortgage of real estate"
Lord Macnaghten in Samuel v Jarrah Timber & Wood Paving Corpn Ltd
[1904] AC 323 at p 326

What this website does...

Mortgage law, practice and procedure is complicated and like most other areas of law, is constantly changing. This website provides summary information only on the main topics which arise in mortgage-related litigation together with monthly updates on caselaw and other developments.

Click on the sub-pages under the Law tab to find a list of the main topics. These are in logical order and are set out in an easy to follow question and answer format with hyperlinks to all publicly available sources of law and other relevant information.

For some other useful links, have a look at these:

  • BAILII - the British and Irish Legal Information Institute - browse a whole range of UK, Commonwealth and World law resources
  • UK Legislation - browse UK Acts and Statutory Instruments
  • Ministry of Justice - for the Civil Procedure Rules, Practice Directions, Pre-Action Protocols and Forms
  • Council of Mortgage Lenders - for policy, news and statistics on residential mortgage lending
  • HM Land Registry - for a range of resources related to the registration of title to land and charges

and what it doesn't do...

We do not undertake a duty of care to advise on individual legal problems so please do not e-mail us with your query. We always recommend that you take legal advice from a local solicitor or advice agency in the first place or alternatively if you wish to obtain formal legal advice under the Bar Council's Direct Public Access Scheme, please contact Nigel Clayton's Direct Access Clerk at Kings Chambers: jbrooke@kingschambers.com

Still can't find what your'e looking for? e-mail editor@legalmortgage.co.uk