Peter Jaffey

Professor Peter JaffeyProfessor
BA (Cantab), LLM (London), Solicitor
Email: peter.jaffey@le.ac.uk
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

Current Teaching

LLB: Company Law, Equity and Trusts

LLM: Current Issues of Law in International Business

Selected Publications

  • Jaffey, P. (2007) Private law and property claims. Oxford, UK: Hart Publishing
  • Jaffey, P. (2000) The nature and scope of restitution. Hart Publishing
  • Jaffey, P. (2015) 'Explaining the Trust'. The Law Quarterly Review, 131, pp. 377-401.
  • 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. Available online doi:10.1111/1468-2230.12099
  • Jaffey, P. (2013) 'Restitutionary Remedies in the Contractual Context'. The Modern Law Review, 76 pp. 429 - 463.
  • Jaffey, P. (2013) 'The Unjust Enrichment Fallacy and Private Law'. The Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, 26 (1). pp. 115 - 136.
  • Jaffey, P. (2011) 'Authority in the common law'. Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy, 36 pp. 1 - 33. Available online
  • 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.

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