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Tel: 330022

Regius Professor of Civil Law

Publications

 

Books

Law and Legal Process: Substantive Law and Procedure in English Legal History (with Dr Matt Dyson) (eds) (Cambridge University Press, 2013)

Co-Author/s:
Dr Matt Dyson
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
ISBN:
1107040582
ISBN 13:
978-1107040588
Published Aug 2013

European Legal Development: The Case of Tort (with J Bell) (Cambridge University Press, 2012)

Co-Author/s:
J Bell
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
ISBN 13:
978-1-107-02177-8
Published Oct 2012

Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History (English section) (ed) (OUP, 2009)

Publisher:
OUP
Published Sep 2009

Sir William Jones, Essay on the Law of Bailments (ed) (Welsh Legal History Society, 2007)

Publisher:
Welsh Legal History Society
Published Nov 2007

Common Law and Ius Commune (Selden Society, 2001)

Publisher:
Selden Society
Published Sep 2001

A Historical Introduction to the Law of Obligations (OUP, 1999)

Publisher:
OUP
ISBN:
019876412X
ISBN 13:
978-0198764120
Published Dec 1999

The Roman Law Tradition (ed) (Cambridge University Press, 1994)

Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
ISBN:
0521441994
ISBN 13:
9780521441995
Published Aug 1994

Articles

"English Legal History 1999-2011: A Select Bibliography" (2012) 34 Zeitschrift fur Neuere Rechtsgeschichte 263-272

Citation:
(2012) 34 Zeitschrift fur Neuere Rechtsgeschichte 263-272
Published: Jul 2013

"The Challenges of Comparative Legal History" (2013) 1 Comparative Legal History 1

Citation:
(2013) 1 Comparative Legal History 1
Published: Jul 2013

"Athletics in Ancient Law" (2012) 12 (2) Legal Information Management 98-101

Citation:
(2012) 12 (2) Legal Information Management 98-101
Published: Jul 2012

"More Grief on Uncertain Causation in Tort" [2-11] CLJ 451

Co-Author/s:
S Steel
Citation:
[2-11] CLJ 451
Published: Nov 2011

"Law and Custom: Insurance in Sixteenth-Century England" [2008] Jnl Leg Hist 292

Citation:
[2008] Jnl Leg Hist 292
Published: Sep 2009

"English Legal Periodicals, 1820-1870" (2006) Zeitschrift für Neuere Rechtsgeschichte 175

Citation:
(2006) Zeitschrift für Neuere Rechtsgeschichte 175
Published: Sep 2006

"English Law and the European Ius Commune 1450-1650" [2006] Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies 115

Citation:
[2006] Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies 115
Published: Sep 2006

"Historical Reflections on the Compensation Culture’" 1 Journal of Law 100

Citation:
1 Journal of Law 100
Published: Sep 2005

"Wrongs and Responsibility in Pre-Roman Law" (2004) 25 Journal of Legal History 99

Citation:
(2004) 25 Journal of Legal History 99
Published: Sep 2004

"How the Romans did for Us: Ancient Roots of the Tort of Negligence" (2003) 26 University of New South Wales Law Journal 475

Citation:
(2003) 26 University of New South Wales Law Journal 475
Published: Sep 2003

"Sir William Jones" (2001) 7 Trans Hon Soc Cymmrodorion 66-82

Citation:
(2001) 7 Trans Hon Soc Cymmrodorion 66-82
Published: Sep 2001

"Natural Law and Common Law" (2001) 5 Edinburgh Law Review 4

Citation:
(2001) 5 Edinburgh Law Review 4
Published: Sep 2001

"Legal Printing and Legal Doctrine" (2000) 35 Irish Jurist 345

Citation:
(2000) 35 Irish Jurist 345
Published: Sep 2000

"'The Law of Business Rome’: Foundations of the Anglo-American Tort of Negligence’" [1999] Current Legal Problems 74

Citation:
[1999] Current Legal Problems 74
Published: Sep 1999

"Fault and Absolute Liability in Pre-Modern Contract Law" (1997) 18 Journal of Legal History 1

Citation:
(1997) 18 Journal of Legal History 1
Published: Sep 1997

"Coventry’s Reports" (1995) 16 Journal of Legal History 281

Citation:
(1995) 16 Journal of Legal History 281
Published: Sep 1995

"From Property to Contract: The Transformation of Sale in the Middle Ages’" (1992) 13 Journal of Legal History 1

Citation:
(1992) 13 Journal of Legal History 1
Published: Sep 1992

"Sale of Goods in the Fourteenth Century" (1991) 107 Law Quarterly Review 480

Citation:
(1991) 107 Law Quarterly Review 480
Published: Sep 1991

"Common Lawyers and the Law before the Civil War" (1988) 8 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 142

"Implied Contracts and Restitution" (1988) 8 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 312

"Words and Deeds: the Action of Covenant in the Reign of Edward I" (1986) 4 Law and History Review 71

"Law, Religion and Revolution in the Twelfth Century" (1986) 6 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 137

"Sixteenth Century Contract Law: Slade’s Case in Context" (1984) 4 OJLS 295

"Assumpsit and Debt in the Early Sixteenth Century" [1982] CLJ 142

"Mental Element for Complicity" (1982) 2 OJLS 287

Citation:
(1982) 2 OJLS 287
Published: Sep 1982

Book Chapters

"Authority and Precedent" in M Godfrey (ed(s)), Law and Authority in British Legal History (CUP, 2016)

Publisher:
CUP
Published Apr 2016

"Humanism and Law in Elizabethan England: the Annotations of Gabriel Harvey" in P Du Plessis (ed(s)), Reassessing Legal Humanism (Edinburgh UP, 2016)

Publisher:
Edinburgh UP
Published Mar 2016

"The Arguments in Calvin's Case", Studies in Canon Law and Common Law in Honor of R H Helmholz (Robbins Collection, 2015), pp. 213-230

Publisher:
Robbins Collection
Pages:
213-230
Published May 2015

"Sources of Law from the Republic to the Dominate", Cambridge Companion to Roman Law (CUP, 2015), pp. 25-44

Publisher:
CUP
Pages:
25-44
Published Feb 2015

"Pleading Defences in Tort: The Historical Perspective" in A Dyson et al (ed(s)), Defences in Tort (Hart, 2015)

Publisher:
Hart
Published Jan 2015

"Iniuria, Roman and English" (with E Descheemaeker and H Scott), Iniuria and the Common Law (Hart, 2013), pp. 33-48

Publisher:
Hart
Pages:
33-48
Co-Author/s:
E Descheemaeker and H Scott
Published Aug 2013

"The Dating of the Lex Aquilia" (with A Burrows, D Johnston, R Zimmermann), Judge and Jurist (Oxford University Press, 2013), pp. 167-177

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Pages:
167-177
Co-Author/s:
A Burrows, D Johnston, R Zimmermann
Published Jul 2013

"The Assessment of Contractual Damages at Common Law in the Late Sixteenth Century" (with M Dyson and D Ibbetson), Law and legal Process (Cambridge University Press, 2013), pp. 126-147

Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Pages:
126-147
Co-Author/s:
M Dyson and D Ibbetson
Published Jul 2013

"Civilian and Canonist Influence on the Writ Cessavit per Biennium" (with S Jenks, J Rose, C Whittick), Laws, Lawyers and Texts (Brill, 2012), pp. 87-100

Publisher:
Brill
Pages:
87-100
Co-Author/s:
S Jenks, J Rose, C Whittick
Published Jul 2012

"The Earl of Oxford's Case (1615)" (with C Mitchell and P Mitchell), Landmark Cases in Equity (Hart, 2012), pp. 1-32

Publisher:
Hart
Pages:
1-32
Co-Author/s:
C Mitchell and P Mitchell
Published Jul 2012

"Comparative Legal History: A Methodology" (with Anthony Musson and Chantal Stebbings), Making Legal History (CUP, 2012), pp. 131-145

Publisher:
CUP
Pages:
131-145
ISBN 13:
978-1-107-01449-7
Co-Author/s:
Anthony Musson and Chantal Stebbings
Published Feb 2012

"The Misbehaving Judge: Two Footnotes" (with H Dondorp, J Hallebeek, T Wallinga, L Winkel), Ius Romanum - Ius Hodiernum - Ius Commune (Scientia Verlag, 2010), pp. 209-224

Publisher:
Scientia Verlag
Pages:
209-224
ISBN 13:
978-3-511-10103-9
Co-Author/s:
H Dondorp, J Hallebeek, T Wallinga, L Winkel
Published Nov 2010

"The Tort of Negligence in England" (with N Jansen), The Development and Making of Legal Doctrine (CUP, 2010), pp. 46-72

Publisher:
CUP
Pages:
46-72
ISBN 13:
978-0-521-19412-9
Co-Author/s:
N Jansen
Published Nov 2010

"Elizabethan Revenue Law: The Practice of the Court of Wards" (with J Tiley), Studies in the History of Tax Law, IV (Hart, 2010), pp. 107-120

Publisher:
Hart
Pages:
107-120
ISBN 13:
978-1-8494-048-4
Co-Author/s:
J Tiley
Published Jun 2010

"George v Skivington (1869)" (with C Mitchell and P Mitchell), Landmark Cases in the Law of Tort (Hart, 2010), pp. 69-94

Publisher:
Hart
Pages:
69-94
ISBN 13:
978-1-84946-003-3
Co-Author/s:
C Mitchell and P Mitchell
Published Mar 2010

"Common Law Evolution: the Influence of Mixed Legal Systems" (with H MacQueen), Stair Miscellany VI (The Stair Society, 2009), pp. 267-282

Publisher:
The Stair Society
Pages:
267-282
Co-Author/s:
H MacQueen
Published Dec 2009

"Coggs v Barnard (1703)" (with C Mitchell and P Mitchell), Landmark Cases in the Law of Contract (Hart Publishing, 2008), pp. 1ff

Publisher:
Hart Publishing
Pages:
1ff
ISBN 13:
9781841137599
Co-Author/s:
C Mitchell and P Mitchell
Published Sep 2008

"Introduction" (with E J H Schrage), Ius Quaesitum Tertio (Duncker & Humblot Gmbh, 2008), pp. 1ff

Publisher:
Duncker & Humblot Gmbh
Pages:
1ff
ISBN 13:
978-3428127207
Co-Author/s:
E J H Schrage
Published Sep 2008

"Privity of Contract between Dutton v Poole and Tweddle v Atkinson" (with E J H Schrage), Ius Quaesitum Tertio (Duncker & Humblot Gmbh, 2008)

Publisher:
Duncker & Humblot Gmbh
ISBN 13:
978-3428127207
Co-Author/s:
E J H Schrage
Published Sep 2008

"English Law" (with J Hallebeek and H Dondorp), Contracts for a Third Party Beneficiary (Brill, 2008)

Publisher:
Brill
ISBN 13:
978-9004169746
Co-Author/s:
J Hallebeek and H Dondorp
Published Sep 2008

"Custom in Medieval Law" (with J Murphy and A Perreau-Saussine), The Nature of Customary Law (Cambridge University Press, 2007), pp. 151ff

Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Pages:
151ff
ISBN 13:
978-0521115568
Co-Author/s:
J Murphy and A Perreau-Saussine
Published Sep 2007

"Lamplugh v Braithwaite (1615)" (with C Mitchell and P Mitchell), Landmark Cases in the Law of Restitution (Hart Publishing, 2006), pp. 1ff

Publisher:
Hart Publishing
Pages:
1ff
ISBN 13:
978-1841135885
Co-Author/s:
C Mitchell and P Mitchell
Published Sep 2006

"Sir William Jones and the Nature of Law" (with A Burrows and Lord Rodger), Mapping the Law (OUP, 2006), pp. 619ff

Publisher:
OUP
Pages:
619ff
ISBN 13:
978-0199206551
Co-Author/s:
A Burrows and Lord Rodger
Published Sep 2006

"High Classical Law" (with A Bowman), The Cambridge Ancient History, vol. 12, 2005), pp. 184ff

Pages:
184ff
Co-Author/s:
A Bowman
Published Sep 2005

"Custom in the Tripartitum" (with M Rady), Custom and Law in Central Europe, 2004), pp. 1ff

Pages:
1ff
ISBN 13:
978-0954686901
Co-Author/s:
M Rady
Published Sep 2004

"What is Legal History a History of?" (with A Lewis and M Lobban), Law and History (OUP, 2004), pp. 33ff

Publisher:
OUP
Pages:
33ff
ISBN 13:
978-0199264148
Co-Author/s:
A Lewis and M Lobban
Published Sep 2004

"Hermann Kantorowicz and Walter Ullmann" (with J Beatson and R Zimmermann), Jurists Uprooted (OUP, 2004), pp. 269

Publisher:
OUP
Pages:
269
ISBN 13:
978-0199270583
Co-Author/s:
J Beatson and R Zimmermann
Published Sep 2004

"Harmonisation of the Law of Tort and Delict" (with R Zimmermann), Grundstrukturen des Europäischen Deliktsrechts, 2003), pp. 83ff

Pages:
83ff
Co-Author/s:
R Zimmermann
Published Sep 2003

"Historical Research in Law" (with P Cane and M Tushnet), Oxford Handbook of Legal Studies (OUP, 2003), pp. 863ff

Publisher:
OUP
Pages:
863ff
ISBN 13:
978-0199248179
Co-Author/s:
P Cane and M Tushnet
Published Sep 2003

"Case-Law and Doctrine" (with R Schulze and M Selb), Richterrecht und Rechtsfortbildung in der Europäischen Gemeinschaft, 2003)

Co-Author/s:
R Schulze and M Selb
Published Sep 2003

"Ghosts of the Past and the English Common Law" (with A Wijffels), History in Court (Ius Deco, 2001), pp. 111ff

Publisher:
Ius Deco
Pages:
111ff
ISBN 13:
978-9074490030
Co-Author/s:
A Wijffels
Published Sep 2001

"Unjust Enrichment in English Law" (with E J H Schrage), Unjust Enrichment and the Law of Contract (Kluwer Law International, 2001), pp. 33ff

Publisher:
Kluwer Law International
Pages:
33ff
ISBN 13:
978-9041116550
Co-Author/s:
E J H Schrage
Published Sep 2001

"The Tort of Negligence in the Common Law in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries" (with E J H Schrage), Negligence (Duncker & Humblot Gmbh, 2001), pp. 229ff

Publisher:
Duncker & Humblot Gmbh
Pages:
229ff
ISBN 13:
978-3428105168
Co-Author/s:
E J H Schrage
Published Sep 2001

"Legal Teaching and the History of the Law of Obligations" (with D Heirbaut and D Lambrecht), Iuris Scripta Historica XIV, 2000), pp. 29ff

Pages:
29ff
Co-Author/s:
D Heirbaut and D Lambrecht
Published Sep 2000

"Charles Viner and his Chair: Legal Education in Eighteenth-Century Oxford" (with J Bush and A Wijffels), Learning the Law (Hambledon Continuum, 1999), pp. 315ff

Publisher:
Hambledon Continuum
Pages:
315ff
ISBN 13:
978-1852851842
Co-Author/s:
J Bush and A Wijffels
Published Sep 1999

"Sir William Jones as a Comparative Lawyer" (with A Murray), Sir William Jones, 1746-94, 1998), pp. 19ff

Pages:
19ff
Co-Author/s:
A Murray
Published Sep 1998

"Reply to Professor Zimmermann" (with T G Watkin), The Europeanisation of Law (British Institute for International & Comparative Law, 1998), pp. 224ff

Publisher:
British Institute for International & Comparative Law
Pages:
224ff
ISBN 13:
978-0904281132
Co-Author/s:
T G Watkin
Published Sep 1998

"Report and Record in the Early-Modern Common Law" (with A Wijffels), Case Law in the Making (Duncker & Humblot Gmbh, 1997), pp. 1.55ff, 2.27ff

Publisher:
Duncker & Humblot Gmbh
Pages:
1.55ff, 2.27ff
ISBN 13:
978-3428090754
Co-Author/s:
A Wijffels
Published Sep 1997

"The Techniques and Methods of Judicial Records and Law Reports" (with A Wijffels), Case Law in the Making (Duncker & Humblot Gmbh, 1997), pp. 13ff

Publisher:
Duncker & Humblot Gmbh
Pages:
13ff
ISBN 13:
978-3428090754
Co-Author/s:
A Wijffels
Published Sep 1997

"Case-Law and Judicial Precedents in Mediaeval and Early-Modern England" (with S Dauchy), Auctoritates: Xenia R C van Caenegem Oblata, 1997), pp. 55ff

Pages:
55ff
Co-Author/s:
S Dauchy
Published Sep 1997

"Absolute Liabilty in Contract: the Antecedents of Paradine v. Jayne" (with F D Rose), Consensus ad Idem, 1996), pp. 1ff

Pages:
1ff
Co-Author/s:
F D Rose
Published Sep 1996

"Juge et Jury dans le Common Law Anglais" (with R Jacob), Le Juge et le Jugement dans les Traditions Juridiques Européennes, 1996), pp. 89ff

Pages:
89ff
Co-Author/s:
R Jacob
Published Sep 1996

"Unjust Enrichment in England before 1600" (with E J H Schrage), Unjust Enrichment, 1995), pp. 121ff

Pages:
121ff
Co-Author/s:
E J H Schrage
Published Sep 1995

"The Danger of Definition: Contrectatio and Appropriation" (with D J Ibbetson and A D E Lewis), The Roman Law Tradition, 1994), pp. 54ff

Pages:
54ff
Co-Author/s:
D J Ibbetson and A D E Lewis
Published Sep 1994

"The Roman Law Tradition" (with D J Ibbetson and A D E Lewis), The Roman Law Tradition, 1994)

Co-Author/s:
D J Ibbetson and A D E Lewis
Published Sep 1994

"Consideration and the Theory of Contract" (with J L Barton), Towards a General Law of Contract, 1990), pp. 67ff

Pages:
67ff
Co-Author/s:
J L Barton
Published Sep 1990