Mark Pawlowski

Before joining University of Greenwich, Mark Pawlowski practised as a Chancery barrister at 5 New Square, Lincoln's Inn. He began his practice upon being called to the Bar in 1978 and soon afterwards also started teaching as a part-time lecturer (1980–83) at the University of Greenwich.

In 1983, he was appointed a full-time lecturer in law at the university and, a year later, promoted to senior lecturer in law until 1995 when he was awarded the title of Reader in Property Law. In 2000, he was appointed Professor of Property Law. In addition to continuing in practice as a barrister, he also taught land registration as a visiting lecturer at University College London. From 2002–05, he was a PhD supervisor at South Bank University. From 2009–12, he was a member of the Professorial and Readership Appointments Committee at the University of Greenwich. As well as various other duties, he is currently a member of the School Research & Enterprise Committee. He has held various external examiner appointments including those at South Bank University, London Metropolitan University and Queen's University, Belfast.

Mark has had a number of books published during the course of his academic career. His first major work, The Forfeiture of Leases (Sweet & Maxwell), was published in August 1993. There was (and still is) no other publication dealing specifically with this area of landlord and tenant law. In this respect, the book remains unique in bringing the various aspects of forfeiture of leases together in a single comprehensive work. The book received excellent reviews.

His next major work, The Doctrine of Proprietary Estoppel (Sweet & Maxwell), was published in September 1996 and again is the only publication offering a complete and detailed overview of this doctrine. In his review of the book, Rupert Ticehurst, Lecturer in Law, King's College London, stated that the book "was a brave undertaking" and that "it is a very useful source for those interested in this important and dynamic field of property law". He also stated: "It is probably too detailed for most undergraduate students but will be very useful for postgraduates, researchers and practitioners". See: (1977) 8 KCLJ, at pp. 155–56.

Mark's next book (co-authored with J. Brown) on The Doctrine of Undue Influence was published by Cavendish Publishing in 2002. The book contains a foreword by Mr Justice Neuberger (now President of the Supreme Court) who stated that the book considers "the effect of the authorities in a clear and logical way" but also "highlights problems which have yet to be resolved and questions which have yet to be answered, which, to me at any rate, is one of the hallmarks of a good legal book".  In her review of the book, Simone Wong stated that "the book provides an excellent coverage of the doctrine" and "exposes the weaknesses of the undue influence doctrine and how the constituents of the doctrine... would need a complete overhaul if we were to have a coherent and principle-based doctrine." See: (2004) 12 Feminist Legal Studies 105, at p. 107. The book remains the only one of its kind dealing specifically with this subject area. Mark is currently commissioned by the Law Society to prepare a Guide to the Termination of Tenancies Act for legal practitioners, which is awaiting publication to be coincident with the enactment of this legislation.

In 1996, at his instigation, publishers Sweet & Maxwell launched a new law journal on the subject of landlord and tenant law called L&T Review. This has now been running for over 17 years and has become the leading publication in its field. Mark is the general editor with an editorial board comprising leading legal practitioners in the field. Apart from his role as general editor, he provides regular articles and editorials for the journal on a variety of landlord and tenant topics. The journal is also available online on Westlaw as part of a larger service to academics and practitioners and is featured heavily in the standard textbooks on landlord and tenant law.

Mark is also a legal commentator for Lexis-Nexis UK Legal News Analysis, which has a wide academic and practitioner audience throughout the UK. Mark has also written for a broader (general public) audience when he was commissioned (in 1999) to write a book entitled Leasing Commercial Premises comprising a concise outline (145 pages) of the law relating to commercial lettings. The book was very successful and, in 2002, was reprinted by Estates Gazette Publishing.