Professor Elizabeth Cooke

Professor Elizabeth Cooke, Law Commissioner for property, family and trust law, has been appointed Principal Judge of the Land Registration Division of the First Tier Tribunal, and will take up her post in summer 2015.

Congratulating Professor Cooke on her appointment, Law Commission Chairman Sir David Lloyd Jones said:

“In her seven years as a Law Commissioner Professor Cooke has made a major contribution to the work of the Law Commission and to law reform.

“Professor Cooke’s work in family and trust law has paved the way for reforms that have brought real benefits to many people’s lives.  The projects she has led on easements, rights to light and conservation covenants, to name a few, have the potential to greatly improve the law of property for all its users, and her work on the electronic communication code could be a powerful influence on the shape of Britain’s digital future.

“We are enormously grateful to Professor Cooke, and wish her well in her new post.”