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UK Emeritus Fellow, Law, elected in 1988

Professor Sir Roy Goode FBA

Law Commercial and Company Law

About this Fellow

Professor Sir Roy Goode CBE QC FBA is Emeritus Professor of Law in the University of Oxford and Emeritus Fellow of St John's College, Oxford. He was formerly the Crowther Professor of Credit and Commercial Law at Queen Mary, University of London, where he was the founder and first director of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies. The author of many widely used textbooks in the field of commercial law, including Commercial Law, Principles of Corporate Insolvency Law and Legal Problems of Credit and Security , Roy Goode, a former solicitor, moved to the Bar in 1988 and was appointed Queen's Counsel two years later. He was awarded the CBE in 1993 and was knighted in 2000 for his services to academic law. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and holds the degrees of LLD (Lond.) and DCL (Oxon), as well as honorary doctorates from the Universities of London and East Anglia and from the College of Law (now the University of Law). He has played a leading role in the development and conclusion of a number of international Conventions and Protocols, and is the author of the three Official Commentaries on the Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and its associated Protocols on aircraft objects, railway rolling stock and space assets.



Current post

  • Emeritus Professor of Law, University of Oxford, and Emeritus Fellow of St John's College, Oxford

Past Appointments

  • Norton Rose Professor of English Law, University of Oxford, 1990 - 1998

British Academy Appointments

  • Member of Council, 2007 - 2010


Goode on Proprietary Rights and Insolvency in Sales Transactions 2010 (3rd edn, ed Simon Mills)

Goode on Legal Problems of Credit and Security 2013, 5th edn (ed Louise Gullifer)

Principles of Corporate Insolvency Law 2011 (4th edn)

Transnational Commercial Law: Text, Cases and Materials 2015 (2nd edn, with Herbert Kronke and Ewan McKendrick)

Hire purchase law and practice (and supplement) 1962

Goode on Commercial law 2009 (4th edn, ed Ewan McKendrick)

Legal problems of credit and security 1982

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