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UK Fellow, Law, elected in 2009

Professor Sarah Worthington FBA

Commercial and corporate law, with special emphasis on commercial equity
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About this Fellow

Sarah Worthington, QC (Hon), Barrister, is the Downing Professor of the Laws of England, a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, and the Director of the Cambridge Private Law Centre, a centre she established jointly on her arrival in Cambridge.  She has written several books and many articles, especially on equity, personal property law and company law.  She holds visiting appointments in Australia, China and Hong Kong, and has worked with law reform bodies in the UK, US, Europe and Australia.  She was President of the Society of Legal Scholars in 2007-8, and is currently a Bencher of Middle Temple and an Academic Member of South Square Chambers, Gray’s Inn.

Website: http://www.law.cam.ac.uk/people/academic/s-worthington/4277

Appointments

Current post

  • Downing Professor of the Laws of England, University of Cambridge; Fellow, Trinity College, Cambridge

Past Appointments

  • Downing Professor of the Laws of England, University of Cambridge, 2011

British Academy Appointments

  • Treasurer, 2015 -
  • Member of Council, 2011 - 2014

Publications

Equity and Property: Fact, Fantasy and Morals

Sarah Worthington, 2009

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