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Email

cpm34@cam.ac.uk

College Contact Details

Tel: 01223 332 818

MA, PhD (Cantab)
WYNG Research Fellow in Medical Law and Ethics

Interests

Tort law, contract law, medical law, comparative law (focusing particularly on Germanic systems), Roman law, legal history and private law theory.

CV / Biography

Colm McGrath read law as an undergraduate and postgraduate at the University of Cambridge where he has given supervisions on the Law of Tort, the Law of Contract, Comparative Law, European Legal History and Roman Law.

From March 2009 he was a Research Assistant at the Institute for European Tort Law in Vienna under Prof Ken Oliphant. In 2012 he joined the scientific staff of the European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law under Prof Helmut Koziol in Vienna and took up a post as a University Lecturer at the Institute for Civil, Foreign and International Law at the University of Graz where he developed and delivered lecture courses in Comparative Private Law, The Common Law of Obligations and Comparative Healthcare Law.

Since October 2015 he has been the WYNG Research Fellow in Medical Law and Ethics at Trinity Hall, Cambridge and is a member of the Centre for Law, Medicine and Life Sciences.

His main research interests are the relationship between law and society, the influence of historical structures on modern law in Europe, the comparative analysis of European private law and the nature of professional liability, in particular the liability and regulation of the medical profession.

In 2011 he took over as joint General Editor of the long-running Journal of Professional Negligence and, since 2012, has been the Book Review Editor for the Journal of European Tort Law.

Having benefited from the outreach and access efforts of the University himself, he tries to contribute to the current efforts of both his college and the faculty as much as possible. When he is not surrounded by books, he enjoys blues guitar, cooking and hiking.

Publications

 

Articles

"Is style of reasoning a fundamental difference between the common law and the civil law? " Rabels Zeitschrift für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht 78/4 (2014) 709–749

Co-Author/s:
Helmut Koziol
Citation:
Rabels Zeitschrift für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht 78/4 (2014) 709–749
Published:
Dec 2014

"The End of Expert Witness Immunity" 4 European Review of Private Law (2013) 1065-1080

Citation:
4 European Review of Private Law (2013) 1065-1080
Published:
Jun 2013

"Comparative Conclusions on Jones v Kaney" 4 European Review of Private Law (2013) 1127-1131

Citation:
4 European Review of Private Law (2013) 1127-1131
Published:
Jun 2013

"Defective Drugs and Alternative Causation" 2 European Review of Private Law (2013) 605-616

Citation:
2 European Review of Private Law (2013) 605-616
Published:
Feb 2013

"English Tort Law and Family Rights" 2 European Review of Private Law (2012) 581-590

Citation:
2 European Review of Private Law (2012) 581-590
Published:
Aug 2012

"Medical Malpractice and Compensation in Global Perspective" Journal of Professional Negligence 27 (2011) 1-9

Citation:
Journal of Professional Negligence 27 (2011) 1-9
Published:
Oct 2011

Book Chapters

"Professional Liability" in , The Law of Tort (Lexis Nexis Butterworths Common Law Series), pp. 847-900

Publisher:
Lexis Nexis Butterworths Common Law Series
Pages:
847-900
Published Date:
Oct 2015
ISBN 13:
978-1-4057-6344-8

"Dangerous Premises" in , The Law of Tort (Lexis Nexis Butterworths Common Law Series), pp. 963-992

Publisher:
Lexis Nexis Butterworths Common Law Series
Pages:
963-992
Published Date:
Oct 2015
ISBN 13:
978-1-4057-6344-8

Case Notes

"Trust me, I'm a patient...": disclosure standards and the patient's right to decide. [2015] CLJ 211

Published:
Aug 2015