Professor of Commercial Law
LLB (Nottingham), LLM (Cantab), LLM (Harvard) Solicitor
Editor of the book reviews section of the Journal of Business Law
Telephone: 0116 252 2362
Janet’s teaching and research interests lie in the field of moveable property. Her publications have ranged over a variety of subjects in the commercial sphere. Her book Commercial Fraud: Civil Liability, Human Rights, and Money Laundering (Oxford University Press, 2006) was supported by the AHRC and has been cited with approval by the Court of Appeal in R v Glatt  EWCA Crim 605, and three judgments at first instance. Her publication “Retaining Proprietary Rights at Common Law through Mixtures and Changes” was cited by the Supreme Court of Canada in B.M.P. Global Distribution Inc. v Bank of Nova Scotia, 2009 SCC 15 (CanLII).
Janet’s recent work relating to art crime and the illicit trade in cultural property, supported by a Leverhulme Fellowship, led to the publication of The Illicit Trade In Cultural Property: Money Laundering, Criminal and Civil Liability, and Recovery. (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2012).
Janet was appointed as an AHRC Placement Fellow working with the Museums Association in 2011/12, helping to prepare due diligence guidelines relating to deaccessioning of items in museum collections for the purposes of transfer to other museums or sale: http://www.museumsassociation.org/news/24102011-ahrc-fellow-to-look-into-ethics-of-disposal-by-sale
Museums and the law, recovery of art and antiquities, economic crime (money laundering and corruption), commercial law, and trusts.
Janet welcomes approaches from prospective research students in the areas listed above.
- 2013. ‘The Sale of Items in Museum Collections’ in N. Hopkins (ed), Modern Studies in Property Law, Volume 7. Oxford: Hart Publishing.
- 2012. The Illicit Trade in Art and Antiquities: International Recovery and Criminal and Civil Liability. Oxford: Hart Publishing.
- 2011. Markets and Responsibilities: Forgeries and the Sale of Goods Act 1979. Journal of Business Law 261 – 281.
- 2010. Confiscation orders, human rights, and penal measures. Law Quarterly Review 126: 251-279.
- 2006. Commercial Fraud - Civil Liability, Human Rights, and Money Laundering. Oxford: Oxford University Press.