Peter Jaffey

Professor Peter JaffeyProfessor
BA (Cantab), LLM (London), Solicitor
Telephone: 0116 373 6280

Professor Peter Jaffey joined the Law School in August 2016. He previously taught at Brunel University and Nottingham University and before that was briefly in legal practice as a solicitor.

He has published in leading international journals and is the author of two monographs, The Nature and Scope of Restitution (Hart Publishing), which was the joint winner of the annual SLS Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship by Younger Scholars, and Private Law and Property Claims (Hart Publishing).

His research interests are in trusts and property, restitution, contract, and generally common law reasoning and the remedial and theoretical aspects of private law, and in company law.

Research Interests

  • Trusts and property
  • Restitution and unjust enrichment
  • Contract, in particular remedies
  • Private law theory
  • Common law reasoning
  • Intellectual property, in particular trade marks and confidential information
  • Company law and corporate governance

PhD Supervision

  • Corporate governance and its effect on the protection of investors in family-owned businesses in Turkey: Challenges and solutions ahead, Nazan Begum Ugurluoglu
  • Bitcoin: The international commercial and Tax implications of Bitcoin as money. An international law comparative analysis, Craig Wright
  • Is the global anti-money laundering framework compatible with the asset protection laws of offshore financial centres?, Robin Rathmell

Current Teaching

LLB: Company Law, Equity and Trusts

Selected Publications

  • Jaffey, P. (2007) Private Law and Property Claims. Oxford, UK: Hart Publishing
  • Jaffey, P. (2000) The Nature and Scope of Restitution. Hart Pubmoderlishing

  • Jaffey, P. (2020) ‘Private Property and Intangibles’ in Martin Dixon & Martin George (eds), Issues in Modern Land and Property Law: Essays in Memory of Mark Thompson (Hart Publishing), forthcoming.
  • Jaffey, P. (2019) ‘Restitution’ in D Campbell & R Halson, eds, Research Handbook on Remedies in Private Law (Edward Elgar).
  • Jaffey, P. (2019) 'Remedial consistency and constructive trust claims', The Conveyancer and Property Lawyer 101–118   Open access version
  • Jaffey, P. Proprietary Claims to Recover Mistaken and Unauthorised Payments in P. Devonshire, R. Havelock, The Impact of Equity and Restitution in Commerce. 65-89. Hart Publishing 2018
  • Jaffey, P. (2017) ‘Two Ways to Understand the Common Law’, Jurisprudence 8(3):435-460 02 Sep 2017  Open access version,  doi:10.1080/20403313.2017.1361696
  • Jaffey, P. (2015) 'Explaining the Trust'. The Law Quarterly Review, 131, pp. 377-401.  Open access version
  • Jaffey, P. (2015) 'Southcott Estates and Remedial Consistency in Contract Law' (2015) 69 Supreme Court Law Review (2d) 115-133 (Canada)
  • Jaffey, P. 'Privacy, Confidentiality and Property', in P Torremans ed., Intellectual Property and Human Rights (Kluwer Law International, 3rd edn, 2015), 665-694.
  • Jaffey, P. (2014) 'Unjust Enrichment and Contract'. The Modern Law Review, 77 (6). pp. 983 - 993.   Open access version, doi:10.1111/1468-2230.12099
  • Jaffey, P. (2013) 'Restitutionary Remedies in the Contractual Context'. The Modern Law Review, 76 pp. 429 - 463.  Open access version doi:10.1111/1468-2230.12020
  • Jaffey, P. (2013) 'The Unjust Enrichment Fallacy and Private Law'. The Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, 26 (1). pp. 115 - 136.  Open access version doi:l10.1017/S084182090000597X
  • Jaffey, P. (2013) ‘Restitution, Property, and Unjust Enrichment’ Restitution Law Review 17-23
  • Jaffey, P. (2011) 'Authority in the common law'. Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy, 36 pp. 1 - 33.  Open access version
  • Jaffey, P. (2011) '“The Structure of Property Law: the ‘Persistent Right’ and the Remedial Part’”, review of McFarlane, The Structure of Property Law'. Jurisprudence, 2 pp. 181 - 189.
  • Jaffey, P. (2011) 'Licence fee damages'. Restitution Law Review. pp. 95 - 111.  Open access version
  • Jaffey, P. (2008) ‘Damages and the Protection of Contractual Reliance’, in R Cunnington & D Saidov, Contract Damages: Domestic and International Perspectives (Hart Publishing, 2008), 139-164
  • Jaffey, P. (2007) ‘Contract, Unjust Enrichment and Restitution: the Significance of Classification’, in P Giliker, ed., Re-Examining Contract and Unjust Enrichment (Martinus Nijhoff, 2007), 213-228
  • Jaffey, P. (2007) Review of Hanoch Dagan, The Law and Ethics of Restitution, 3 International Journal of the Law in Context, 73-80
  • Jaffey, P. (2004) ‘Disgorgement and “Licence Fee Damages” in Contract’ 20 Journal of Contract Law 57-73  Open access version
  • Jaffey, P. (2004) ‘Hohfeld’s Power-Liability/Right-Duty Distinction in the Law of Restitution’ Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence Vol XVII 295-313
  • Jaffey, P. (2004) ‘Two Theories of Unjust‘ in J Neyers et al, eds., Understanding Unjust Enrichment (Hart), 139-164
  • Jaffey, P. (2004) ‘The Theory of Unjust Enrichment” in A Hudson, ed., New Perspectives on Property Law, Obligations and Restitution (Cavendish), 165-186

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