Areas of Expertise
- Information Technology Law
This module examines the key principles and doctrines of equity and focuses, in particular, on the trust which is equity's most important creation. Every well-developed legal system seeks to enable property or funds to be held by one party, either for the benefit of another, or be applied towards the attainment or promotion of various purposes and to enforce certain obligations against the party holding such property. The trust is the vehicle through which this is done under English law.
The module examines the expanding role of e-commerce and associated problems and how an effective legal framework can be established to deal with such problems. The module identifies and discusses the conflict between e-commerce and governmental control, developing a comparative approach to the issue and looking at the approaches adopted in the U.K, the E.U and various other jurisdictions. Also examined is the application of existing legal principles to e-commerce, again adopting a comparative approach, analysing existing legal adaptations, their appropriateness and how such adaptations might be improved in the future.
The availability of credit is a vital stimulant for entrepreneurial activities both within and across jurisdictions and most modern day businesses in the transport sector rely on external capital to finance their operations. This module focuses on the legal framework and policy concerns that underpin the provision of credit with particular emphasis on ship and other mobile assets, such as aircraft, both in the context of English law and from an international perspective. The module will inquire into the nature and functions of credit and other mechanisms for financing the acquisition of high-value assets, most notably leasing. The module will also examine legal principles governing the creation and operation of the most popular forms of financing mobile assets. The module will explore the manner in which the law seeks to regulate and balance the competing interests of different categories of creditors, lessors, lessees and other parties implicated in or affected by credit and leasing arrangements, with particular emphasis on the transport sector.
The aim of this module is to provide an account of the contractual framework governing the production, sale and distribution of oil and gas. It deals with many of the unique commercial and financial arrangements engaged. The module also addresses liability matters which are commonly associated with daily operational hazards of the joint venture, including environmental damage and personal injury.