Building a deeper knowledge and understanding of modern commercial transactions.
We encourage the scholarly study of, and research into, commercial law and, more generally, the operation of law in a commercial context. We aim to build deeper knowledge and understanding and to participate in the continuing development of a coherent legal framework for modern commercial transactions.
Our work is wide-ranging, reflecting the broad reach of commercial law and drawing on contract law, tort law, personal property law, secured transactions law, insolvency law and equity. The work is frequently comparative in nature and often deals with cross-border transactions and disputes. In the context of a domestic common law system balancing statute and case law, our research typically adopts a rigorous doctrinal approach directed at resolving contentious legal issues arising in modern commercial law practice.
Our research informs debate within the academy and the legal profession and beyond. We make our research available in many ways including through the publication of books and articles in national and international journals; through participation in national and international conferences; through engagement with the legal profession and the business sector more broadly; and through undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs.
Our researchers are engaged in these areas of interest: