Commercial and Corporate Law

The Corporate and Commercial Law Cluster (CACL) provides a home for a broad range of research engaging with multiple aspects of corporate law and commercial law (broadly understood).

Work under this cluster takes multiple forms, including doctrinal, comparative, international, theoretical, critical and historical perspectives.  Members of CACL engage in research ranging from the historical development of sales law, to critical analyses of shareholder rights, to developments in consumer law, through to international investment arbitration.


Student Members

Esra Kiraz; Bader Almaskari

News, events and current work

‘Lessons from the Commercial Sector? Judgment Proofing of Charities and other Voluntary Sector Organisations from Liability in Tort’ – 13 June

Phillip Morgan (University of York)

This event is part of the 2014 CELI seminar series, and organised by the Commercial and Corporate Law research cluster


Date: Friday, 13 June, 2014

Venue: Jan Grodecki Room, first floor, Fielding Johnson Building (Maps and directions)

Contact: For more information please contact

The Incorporation of Terms in a Digital Form – 26 February, 2014

Dr Faye Fangfei Wang (Brunel University London), 26 February 2014

Centre for European Law and Internationalisation: Commercial and Corporate Law Cluster speaker series

In modern commercial practice, more flexible means can be used to construct a contract as a result of ever-changing technology.  It prompts a reassessment of the legal principles concerning the incorporation of terms and their relation to the legal and technical measures for making terms available before and after the conclusion of the contract.  This paper interprets the requirement of making terms appropriately available ‘for later reference’ and provides insights into the implementation of the realistic assessment of reasonableness for the incorporation of terms in the digital age.

Date: Wednesday 26 February, 2014, 3pm—5pm

Venue: Jan Grodecki Room, Law, Fielding Johnson Building, University of Leicester

Contact: For more information please contact

Research Roundtable On The Codification Of Commercial Law ‘The Proposal For A Common European Sales Law’

On Friday, 19 October 2012, the Centre for European Law and Internationalisation (CELI) at the School of Law, University of Leicester is hosting the first in a series of two research roundtables on “The Codification Of Commercial Law: The Proposal For A Common European Sales Law.” The aim of this roundtable is to critically examine recent developments in the proposal for a Common European Sales Law.  The papers reflect a general theme relative to the proposed Regulation namely the issues of transnational codification, the limits of private law and the need for a CESL. In addition, papers will also consider specific aspects related to the proposal including consumer credit and private international law issues. The roundtable will be relevant to practitioners, researchers, as well as traders’ and consumers’ representatives / interest groups with an interest in the proposed Regulation. For further information please contact Lorna Gillies,

Colloquium on New Developments in Consumer Redress, 2 March 2012

The Centre for European Law and Internationalisation (CELI) at the University of Leicester, School of Law, is hosting a research colloquium on New Developments in Consumer Redress.
  • The colloquium will critically examine the forthcoming Directive on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) that ensures the coverage of ADR in all sectors, quality standards for ADR schemes, and it imposes information obligations to all traders established in the European Union. The discussion will extend to the proposed Regulation on Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) which sets up a web-site platform that will coordinate consumer complaints across the EU.
  • The event will also examine other important developments in the field, such as the proposed optional European Sales Law, collective redress, the use of technology to settle consumer complaints and the consumer redress landscape in the UK and other EU Member States.

The colloquium will be relevant to students interested in civil justice and commercial law, practitioners (who will be able to obtain CPD credits), researchers and ADR entrepreneurs, as well as trader and consumer representatives.

Full programme (pdf)

Attendance is free and open to all

Registration (by 29 February 2012)

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