Our research in this area is concentrated in public procurement law, personal property security law and insolvency. We also have expertise in sales, carriage of goods by sea, and insurance law.
The School is committed to maintaining its strength in this area and our staff have been active contributors to this goal. For example, Duncan Sheehan's textbook, The Principles of Personal Property Law, was published by Hart Publishing in 2011. This was the first analysis of personal property law and its impact on commercial law published in a decade.
Many of our past and present PhD students are in the area, looking at questions from damages under the Convention on International Sale of Goods, to international harmonisation of commercial law, and company directors' duties. Often they have gone on to lectureships elsewhere, and progressed rapidly. You can read more about the work of our individual researchers by clicking on their personal pages below.
Research active staff
Professor Duncan Sheehan – Personal Property Law
Professor Peter Kunzlik – Public Procurement Law
Dr Rob Heywood – Company Law
Viviana Mollica – Company Law
Edward Guntrip – International Investment Law
Dr Emily Laidlaw – Corporate Social Responsibility
Durand Cupido – International trade law, insurance and salvage
Sven Gallasch - Commercialisation of IP rights