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Professor of Civil Law (Regius)

Publications

 

Books

English Legal History and its Sources (with N Jones and N Ramsay) (Cambridge University Press, 2019)

Co-Author/s:
N Jones and N Ramsay
ISBN 13:
978-1-108-48306-3
Published Jul 2019

Limitation and Prescription: A Comparative Legal History (with H Dondorp and E Schrage) (Duncker & Humblot, 2019)

Co-Author/s:
H Dondorp and E Schrage
Publisher:
ISBN 13:
978-3-428-15626-9
Published Jul 2019

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

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

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

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

Published Sep 2009

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

Published Nov 2007

Common Law and Ius Commune (Selden Society, 2001)

Publisher:
Published Sep 2001

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

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

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

ISBN:
0521441994
ISBN 13:
9780521441995
Published Aug 1994

Articles

"The Requirement of a Deed in the Action of Covenant" (2021) 42 Jnl Leg Hist 233

Citation:
(2021) 42 Jnl Leg Hist 233
Published: Nov 2021

"The Renaissance of English Legal History" [2021] CLJ s91

Citation:
[2021] CLJ s91
Published: Sep 2021

"Milsom's Legal History" [2017] CLJ 360

Citation:
[2017] CLJ 360
DOI:
10.1017/S0008197317000241
Published: Jul 2017

"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

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

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

"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

"Writing, Speaking and the Roman Stipulatio" in B Spagnolo, J Sampson (ed(s)), Principle and Pragmatism in Roman Law (Hart, 2020), pp. 99-115

Publisher:
Pages:
99-115
ISBN 13:
978-1-50993-895-7
Published Nov 2020

"Development in Common Law" in E Bant, K Barker, S Degeling (ed(s)), Research Handbook on Unjust Enrichment and Restitution (Edward Elgar, 2020), pp. 28-40

"Limitation and Prescription in Early-Modern England" in D Ibbetson, H Dondorp, E Schrage (ed(s)), Limitation and Prescription: a Comparative Legal History (Duncker & Humblot, 2019)

Publisher:
ISBN 13:
978-3-428-15626-9
Published Jul 2019

"Arbitration before 1996" (with J Kelsoe) in H Puschmann (ed(s)), Challenges in Arbitration (Butterworths, 2019)

ISBN 13:
9781474306812 paperback
Published Jul 2019

"Unjust Enrichment and Lord Mansfield" in M Schermaier, H Dondorp, B Sirks (ed(s)), De Rebus Divinis et Humanis (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2019)

ISBN 13:
978-3-8470-0731-9
Published Jul 2019

"Errores in Camera Scaccarii" in D Ibbetson, N Jones, N Ramsay (ed(s)), English Legal History and its Sources (Cambridg University Press, 2019)

ISBN 13:
978-1-108-48306-3
Published Jul 2019

"Introduction" (with H Dondorp, E Schrage) in D Ibbetson, H Dondorp, E Schrage (ed(s)), Limitation and Prescription: a Comparative Legal History (Duncker & Humblot, 2019)

Publisher:
ISBN 13:
978-3-428-15626-9
Published Jul 2019

"Natural Law in Early-Modern Legal Thought" in M Godfrey, H Pihlajamäki, and M Dubber (ed(s)), Oxford Handbook of European Legal History (Oxford University Press, 2018)

ISBN 13:
9780198785521
Published Jul 2018

"William Warwick Buckland on the Lex Aquilia" in P Du Plessis (ed(s)), Wrongful Damage to Property in Roman Law: British Perspectives (Edinburgh University Press, 2018)

Published Jul 2018

"Revolutions in Private Law" in S Worthington, G Virgo, A Robinson (ed(s)), Revolution and Evolution in Private Law (Hart, 2018)

Publisher:
Published Jul 2018

"Edward Coke, Roman Law, and the Law of Libel" in L Hutson (ed(s)), Oxford Handbook to English Law and Literature, 1500-1700 (Oxford University Press, 2017)

ISBN 13:
780199660889
Published Jul 2017

"Obligatio in Roman Law and Society" in P Du Plessis, C Ando, K Tuori (ed(s)), Oxford Handbook of Roman Law and Society (Oxford University Press, 2016)

ISBN 13:
9780198728689
Published Jul 2016

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

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)

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:
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

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:
Published Jan 2015

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

Publisher:
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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:
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

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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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

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:
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

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

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

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

"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

Pages:
33ff
ISBN 13:
978-0199264148
Co-Author/s:
A Lewis and M Lobban
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

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

"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:
Pages:
229ff
ISBN 13:
978-3428105168
Co-Author/s:
E J H Schrage
Published Sep 2001

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

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

Pages:
33ff
ISBN 13:
978-9041116550
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:
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

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:
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:
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

"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

"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

"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