The Law Affecting Valuation of Land in Australia provides a complete resource for practitioners by containing t only statements of principle, but also extensive references to case law, including the facts of each case, counsels' arguments and relevant excerpts from the judgments. A number of important cases in the field have been decided in the 5 years since the 4th edition, many of which are cited in this new edition (current to the end of 2013), further explaining and expanding the law of valuation. The 5th edition also features additional headings and sub-headings, making it easier for the reader to identify required subject matter. A standard reference for lawyers involved in valuation cases, The Law Affecting Valuation of Land in Australia is widely cited by Courts and Tribunals throughout Australia, particularly the High Court, the New South Wales Court of Appeal, the Land and Environment Court of New South Wales, and the Land Court and Land Appeal Court of Queensland. The book provides the reader with references to case and statute law in the various sub-topics and explores how they have developed. As well as covering legal principles it also contains many valuation principles that have been espoused and explained by the Courts and Tribunals. As such, it could be described as a valuation text as well as a legal text. Valuers, property professionals and students of valuation and land ecomy courses will welcome ather of Alan Hyam's excellent works.
Alan Hyam is a NSW barrister specialising in the areas of property law, rent reviews, environmental and local government law, building law, mining law, land acquisition and compensation matters. He is also a Registered Valuer, a LEADR accredited mediator and an arbitrator in major property disputes, and has been appointed an expert determinator by the NSW Bar Association. Alan was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in 1993 for services to local government and the community.