Business Law and Multidisciplinary Research


Company, Contract, Consumer and Competition Law

Company law research relates to the company’s birth (incorporation), life (relationships between shareholders, directors and others; fundraising through share issues and borrowing), and death (liquidation and other insolvency procedures).

School staff have completed research on the formation of contracts online and the application of contract law to sport.

Research themes include the use of market power to deter competition and misleading or deceptive conduct in trade.


Dr Matt Berkahn
Assoc Prof Lindsay Trotman
Ms Trish O’Sullivan
Ms Feona Sayles

Legal Education, Law and Society

Research includes the enhancement of university law teaching by the use of technology and inclusive teaching practices, and the development of materials for introductory law courses.

We have expertise in human rights, criminal law and criminology. Published research covers the concept of equality in moral, political and legal philosophy; discrimination; and the application of criminal law to gangs and cyber-crime.


Ms Feona Sayles
Dr Nicholas Smith


Research is also undertaken in multidisciplinary topics that include business ethics and non-financial reporting.


Mrs Frances Chua
Dr Yuan Yuan Hu
Dr Nirmala Nath
Dr Radiah Othman
Dr Warwick Stent

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