Dr Reghard Brits (above), postdoctoral fellow at the SARCPL, attended the biannual Modern Studies in Property Law Conference from 8 to 10 April 2014. The conference was hosted by the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom. Dr Brits presented a paper entitled Protection for homes during mortgage enforcement: Comparison between human-rights approaches in South Africa and the United Kingdom (publication forthcoming). The feedback on the paper was positive and the topic sparked interest from English academics who were previously unaware of these developments in South African law, which in part resemble similar problems and developments in English law. The conference also provided networking opportunities.