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EM 160, Whiteknights Campus

Jo is a qualified solicitor who converted to law after reading for a degree in Modern and Medieval Languages (French and German) at Cambridge University. She practised as a commercial property solicitor in London before moving into professional education, lecturing in legal practice at BPP University, London. Prior to joining Real Estate & Planning at Reading, she was a senior lecturer at Oxford Brookes.

Jo’s teaching interests include land law and commercial and residential landlord and tenant law. She is particularly interested in teaching and learning and the use of technology enhanced learning in higher education.


  • MA (Cantab) Cambridge University
  • PG (Dip) Law
  • PG (Dip) Legal Practice
  • Solicitor (Non-practising)

Property Law

This module is designed to help students develop a conceptual understanding of the legal environment in which real estate operates in the UK....

Module code: REMF54

Applied Property Law

This module introduces the main aspects of landlord and tenant law including types of leases, covenants and the processes encountered by surveyors in relation to landlord and tenant legal interaction....

Module code: RE2APL

Real Estate Law

This module aims to provide students with a knowledge and understanding of the legal framework for freehold and leasehold ownership and with a sound grasp of how the rules governing...

Module code: REMB36