Professor Hugh Beale FBA

Law Private Law (Contract, Restitution, Tort) Contract

Elected 2004

Fellow type
UK Fellow
Year elected

Hugh Beale QC FBA specialises in the law of contract (he has published several books on contract and is the General Editor of Chitty on Contracts) and commercial law, in particular the law of security over moveable property. He also works on the developing "European" contract law: he was a member of the Commission on European Contract Law 1987-2000, of the Study Group on a European Civil Code and of the Group of Experts called upon to draft the Feasibility Study for a Common European Sales Law.

Current post

Professor of Law, University of Warwick; Senior Research Fellow, Harris Manchester College, Oxford

Past appointments

University of Warwick Professor of Law

2007 -

Law Commission

2000 - 2007

University of Warwick Professor of Law

1987 -

University of Warwick Law Commissioner and Professor of Law, University of Warwick

1987 -

University of Bristol Lecturer and Reader in Law

1973 - 1987

Other Foreign Institutions Lecturer in Law

1969 - 1971


Chitty on Contracts (Gen Ed) 32nd ed, 2015

Mistake and non-disclosure of facts 2012

Cases and Materials on Contract 1985, 1990, 2001, 2008

Principles of European Contract Law 2000

Law of Security and Title-based Financing (with M Bridge, L Gullifer and E Lomnicka), 2nd ed 2012

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