About this Fellow
Current research interests include an assessment of the effect of fundamental rights on private law, the fundamental moral justifications for laws against indirect discrimination, the impact of the European Union on national private law systems, and the legal structure of the contract of employment.
- Vinerian Professor of English Law and Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford
- Fellow, Brasenose College, Brasenose College University of Oxford, 1976 - 1990
- Professor of English Law, London School of Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science University of London, 1991 - 2013
- Professor of English Law, London School of Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science University of London, 1991
- Vinerian Professor of English Law and Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford, 2013
British Academy Appointments
- Member of Council, 2010 - 2013
Social theory; the sociology of punishment and control; historical and comparative analysis of legal institutions; the history and sociology of welfare states; sociology of law; criminological theory
English, European & American legal history; comparative law, with particular attention to modern German civil & criminal procedure; Anglo-American equity, trust, pension & employee benefit law.
The constitutional basis of transnational legal orders, with particular reference to the European Union; the impact of globalisation on law; the relationship between law & security.
General contract law and transactional commercial law, both national and transnational; commercial credit, proprietary security and insolvency; interests in tangible and intangible personal property