One of the problems with "crammer" books such as this title is that in order to understand the notes in them, which have been very much abbreviated in order to make the book quick and straightforward to read, you often need to have quite a good understanding of the subject in the first place!
I found this book to be useful for jogging my memory about cases and principles I had already learned, and easier than lugging a load of lecture notes everywhere, so good to read if I was on the move... however, if you were struggling to understand Land Law and the exam was drawing near, I don't feel this book would help you. There simply isn't enough detail or explanation here for you to be able to answer the kinds of questions that an undergraduate law exam could throw at you. In this book, the details really have been stripped down to the bare basics and in this way, the subject loses a lot of its coherency and cohesiveness. It's hard to see the logic for some of the rules that are set down here because very little context is provided, and it would be difficult to think through the principles based on the skeletal approach to each sub-topic taken here.
As I say, good for jogging your memory if you are already quite familiar with the subject, but if you are trying to learn Land Law quickly for an exam, or want to pick up key ideas in a short space of time, you would in fact be better off investing in a slightly longer book that explains things a bit more.
on 20 March 2005
This book is very good if you need help with a particular part of land law. I would not recommend it if you are just starting to study land law because it does presume that you have some knowledge of the subject. However, overall, I would recommend this book to someone (like me) who seriously struggles with land law and needs some basic hints.