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Dr Lu Xu

Senior Lecturer

Lu Xu

Lancaster University

Bowland North



Tel: +44 1524 594544

Research overview

Dr Xu's main research interests are in English land law, Scottish property law, comparative property law, and apartment ownership law. He is particularly interested in land registration and subsidiary interests in land, such as easements, servitudes, covenants, land obligations and real burdens.

PhD supervision

Dr Xu is happy to supervise research in property law (broadly defined), especially those from a comparative perspective.

Career Details

I attended Shanghai Foreign Language School (上外附中) before coming to the UK. I graduated from the Robert Gordon University with a first class honours law degree and attained LLM in Property Law with Distinction at University of Aberdeen. I received Campbell Burns Scholarship and completed my PhD at University of Strathclyde, where I was also a Tutor in Law (2004-07). I worked as Lecturer in Property Law at University of East Anglia between 2007 and 2014, before joining Lancaster University Law School as Senior Lecturer in Property Law in September 2014.

Research Grants

"Commonhold developments in practice", British Academy (2012-2014)

"The Emerging Chinese case law system", Lancaster University, GCRF Seedcorn Fund (2018-2019)

Current Teaching

Land Law

Equity and Law of Trusts

External Roles

I am currently part of the Law Commission's Technical Advisory Group for commonhold reform.

I am also an external examiner for Leeds University (2017-2021).


I am a Chinese national and my Chinese name is 徐露. Xu is my family name and Lu is my given name.

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