Centre for Business Law and Practice
The Centre for Business Law and Practice is a leading research centre. Its expertise includes corporate and financial law, commercial and consumer law and, competition/antitrust law.
It is large and well-established, with presently eighteen members, including six professors. Our members have established international reputations in the broad field of business law, and in particular in corporate and financial law.
Dissemination of Research
The Centre promotes all forms of research, including doctrinal, theoretical (including socio-legal) and empirical research. Its work is disseminated as widely as possible by publishing monographs, articles, reports, and through regular seminars and high profile conferences (see links on the left) which engage with both the academic community, the legal profession, policy-makers and regulators.
Members' research is regularly cited by the courts and referenced by policy makers. Staff members have acted as consultants to law firms, accounting bodies, national law reform bodies and government departments in various countries, and international organisations such as the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and Transparency International.
National and International Networks
The Centre has strong international connections which include the Centre for Economic Law Vrijie Universiteit of Brussels, the Centre for Markets, Law and Regulation, University of New South Wales, the Centre for Corporate and Commercial Law, National University of Jodphur and East China University of Political Science and Law, Shanghai.
It has links with the Leeds University Business School (which is adjacent to the Law School) and with the local and national business community and profession.
It is a member of the Leeds Professional Services Hub, based in the Leeds University Business School.
Centre members have been successful in attracting grants from bodies such as the Leverhulme Trust, the British Academy and the AHRC amongst others.
The Centre has a strong research culture and is supportive of its PhD students. It runs an annual PhD student conference and a 'brown bag' lunch seminar series at which students can meet and hear about each other's research as well as the research of Centre academics. We welcome applications from students wishing to conduct research within the Centre’s sphere of expertise: please see individual staff web pages for further information.
List of current research students and project titles [PDF: 184KB]