Professor of Law Head of School
Professor of Law
Head of School
A dot Mullis at uea dot ac dot uk
Tel: +44 (0)1603 59 2526
|Blackdale Annex 0.35|
Alastair Mullis is a professor and Head of the Law School. He was educated at King's College London (LLB) and the University of Cambridge (LLM). After 11 years teaching at King's College London, he joined UEA Law School in 1999 and was first Dean and then Head of School from 2001 to 2006. He took up the post of Head of School again in August 2010. Alastair currently holds visiting chairs in Germany (Muenster), Thailand (Thammasat) and Tunisia (Faculte des Sciences Politiques, Juridiques et Sociales, Tunis II) and has previously held visiting chairs in the United States.
His main research interests lie in the law of defamation and aspects of international commercial law but he has also written extensively in the area of child sexual abuse. He is the general editor of Carter Ruck on Libel and Privacy and author of the chapters on the English law of defamation. Other recently published work includes articles on the UN Convention on International Sale of Goods and the law of defamation. Alastair Mullis is one of the specialist editors for Butterworths' Law of Tort and writes (with Donal Nolan) the annual review of tort cases for the All England Law Reports, Annual Review.
Alastair would be particularly interested in supervising research students in privacy and defamation, international sales, and Payments and / or the harmonisation of international commercial law.
Torts (4th edn Macmillan, 2011) (with K Oliphant)
The CISG: A New Textbook for Students and Practitioners (Sellier 2007) (with P Huber)
Carter-Ruck on Libel and Privacy (6th edn Butterworths 2010) (co-edited with C Doley)
Chapters in Books
Termination for Breach of Contract in CIF Contracts under the Vienna Convention in English law; Is there a Substantial Difference? in E Lomnicka & R Morse (eds.) Contemporary Issues in Commercial Law (Sweet & Maxwell, 1997).
Avoidance for Breach under the Vienna Convention; A Critical Analysis of Some of the Early Cases from Andreas & Jarborgs (eds.) Anglo-Swedish Studies in Law (Lustus Forlag, 1998).
Chapters on Damages, Damages for Death, The Law of Defamation, Malicious Falsehood and Malicious Prosecution and Abuse of Process in K Oliphant (ed) The Law of Tort (2nd edn Butterworths, 2007)
"Judicial Non-Dialogue under the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods 1980" in C Baudenbacher (ed) International Dispute Resolution: Dialogue between Courts in Times of Globalisation and Regionalisation (German Law Publishers 2010) 137-152
Alastair writes (with D Nolan) the "Tort" section of the All England Law Reports Annual Review
"Compounding the Abuse? The House of Lords, Childhood Sexual Abuse and Limitation Periods" (1997) 5 Medical Law Review 22
"The Abuse Continues? Stubbings v. United Kingdom in the European Court of Human Rights" (1997) 9 CFLQ 291
"Delayed Criminal Prosecutions for Childhood Sexual Abuse: Ensuring A Fair Trial" (1999) 115 LQR 265-295. (with P Lewis)
"Barrett v Enfield LBC A Compensation Seeker's Charter?" (2000) 12 CFLQ 185
"Phelps v Hillingdon LBC A Rod for the Hunch backed teacher?" (2001) 13 CFLQ 331-339
"Supporting evidence and illusory double-counting: recovered memory and beyond" (2001) 5 E&P 111-120 (with P Lewis)
“Twenty Five Years On – The United Kingdom, Damages and the Vienna Sales Convention” (2007) 70 Rabels Zeitschrift für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht 35-51
"Something Rotten in the State of English Libel Law? A Rejoinder to the Clamour for Reform of Defamation' (2009) 14 Communications Law 173-183 (with A Scott)
"Lord Lester's Defamation Bill 2010: A Distorted View of the Public Interest?' (2010) 16 Communications Law 6-19 (with A Scott)
"Worth the Candle? The Government's Draft Defamation Bill' (2011) 3 Journal of Media Law 1-17 (with A Scott)
"A Moving Target for Reform: Developments in the English Common Law of Libel" (2011) 16 Media and Arts Law Rev 204-217 (with A Scott)
"The Swing of the Pendulum: Reputation, Expression and the Re-Centering of English Libel Law' (2012) 63 NILQ 27-58 (with A Scott)
"Reframing Libel: Taking All Rights Seriously and Where it Leads us' (2012) 63 NILQ 5-27 (with A Scott)
Alastair's conference papers include
“Twenty Five Years On – The United Kingdom, Damages and the Vienna Sales Convention” UNCITRAL 25th anniversary conference; German Society for Comparative law 2005
"Some Problems relating to the Recovery of Losses under the Vienna Sales Convention" University of Birmingham Contract Damages Conference June 2007
"Reforming the Laws Governing Freedom of Expression in Europe" European Parliament - May 2011
"Reframing Libel: Taking all Rights Seriously and where it Leads" City University conference on Reframing Libel November 2010, and many other seminar presentations on libel reform
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