Dr Leslie Turano Taylor
Leslie Turano began her academic career as a Modern Linguist, having taken her first degree in Spanish and Russian from Vassar College (New York) in 1981. She followed this with a PhD in medieval Spanish literature from Westfield College, University of London, and taught for several years at the universities of Edinburgh, Cambridge and Oxford. While at Cambridge, she took an MPhil in International Relations at Trinity College, and then while teaching at Oxford as a Fellow in Modern Languages at New College, she took a BA in Jurisprudence at St. Anne’s. She then went on to join the Law Department at Brunel University as a lecturer in Land Law and Public Law. She moved to King’s in 2002, where she teaches Law of Property and the Law of Trusts and Equitable Remedies.
Dr Turano’s research interests lie in the field of comparative public and property law. She has published articles on Spanish constitutional law, English property law, comparative trust law and judicial review.
Selection of publications
with Charles Mitchell, “Burón v Denman (1848)” in Landmark Cases in the Law of Tort, P Mitchell & C Mitchell, eds (Hart 2010), pp 427-454.
“Intention, Interpretation and the ‘Mystery’ of Section 79 of the Law of Property Act 1925” (2000) 64 Conveyancer and property Lawyer 377
“Jurisdiction in the Pinochet Case: the View from Spain”, European Public Law (2000) 613.
“Spain: Banning Political Parties as a Response to Basque Terrorism”, International Journal of Constitutional Law *(2003) 730
“Uruguay’s Fideicomiso” Trust Law International, Vo. 19, no. 3 (2005) 149
“Quis custodies ipsos custodies?: The struggle for jurisdiction between Spain’s Tribunal Constitucional and Tribunal Supremo”, International Journal of Constitutional Law, Vol. 4, no. 1 (2006) 150
"Charitable Trusts and the Public Service: The Public Accountability of private Care Providers" (2007) 18 KLJ 427
Law of Property
Law of Trusts