Greg Allan

Telephone: +44 (0)116 252 2646

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LLB (Leicester), Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (Wolverhampton), Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (Wolverhampton), LLM (Wolverhampton), PhD (Wolverhampton)

I joined Leicester Law School in September 2015 before which I was a lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton. My research interests lie in equity and trusts, the application of principles of equity to company law and land law, and legal history. I am the academic lead on alumni relations for Leicester Law School and convenor of the Private Law research cluster.


  • Equity and trusts
  • the application of principles of equity to company law and land law
  • Legal history


  • Company Law LLB
  • Equity & Trusts LLB


  • With Professor Stephen Griffin, ‘Corporate Personality: Utilising Trust Law to Invoke the Application of the Concealment Principle’ (2018) 38 Legal Studies 79-102   Open access version
  • ‘To Pierce or Not to Pierce? A Doctrinal Reappraisal of Judicial Responses to Improper Exploitation of the Corporate Form’ [2018] 7 Journal of Business Law 559-583   Open access version
  • ‘The Corporate Veil and the Rise of Alter Ego Companies’ (2017) 398 Company Law Newsletter 1
  • 'AM v SS: Fraud and Flexibility' [2015] 4 Conveyancer and Property Lawyer 340-348
  • 'Ceylon Coffee, the Comtesse and the Consignee: A Historical Reappraisal of Rochefoucauld v Boustead' (2015) 36 Journal of Legal History 43-82   Open access version
  • 'Once a Fraud, Forever a fraud: the Time-Honoured Doctrine of Parol Agreement Trusts' (2014) 34 Legal Studies 419-443   Open access version
  • 'The Secret is Out There: Searching for the Legal Justification for the Doctrine of Secret Trusts through Analysis of the Case Law' (2011) 40 Common Law World Review 311-344
  • 'The use of Multiple-Choice Questions as a Form of Formative Assessment on an Undergraduate Law Module' (2008) 42 The Law Teacher 180-199

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