Ben McFarlane, Reader in Property Law and a Fellow of Trinity College, has been awarded a prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize by the Leverhulme Trust. Each year, the trust awards five such prizes in each of five selected disciplines to ‘outstanding scholars who have made a substantial and recognised contribution to their particular field of study, recognised at an international level, and where the expectation is that their greatest achievement is yet to come’. The prize, of £70,000, will be used by Ben to develop his research in both property law and in private law more generally.