Centre for Business Law and Practice seminar: "Reconceiving Corporate Expression"

The event will be hosted by the Centre for Business Law and Practice and Courtney Leader, current PhD researcher, will be delivering the talk.


Courtney is a first class law graduate from the University of Leeds. She is currently in the second year of her PhD researching the freedom of expression of corporations.


This presentation focuses on Ms Leader’s ongoing doctoral project. The underlying thesis will examine the novel and under-researched concept of corporate freedom of expression in the UK. Corporate speech is currently treated differently to individual speech, yet the reasons for this disparity are unclear. Although an extensive body of research exists in the contexts of corporate law, human rights law, and the law pertaining to freedom of expression itself, these areas are often seen as operating independently of one another; a detailed and well-structured exploration of corporate freedom of expression does not currently exist in the literature. This project therefore seeks to develop a clearer understanding of the limits of 'corporate free speech' in the UK, with the ultimate aim being to reconceptualise the notion of corporate freedom of expression. To realise this aim, the thesis adopts an inter-disciplinary approach, drawing upon each of the areas noted above to produce a holistic conception of corporate freedom of expression.

The event will take place via Zoom and will be recorded. Registration for this event will be understood as indicating consent to the talk being recorded.

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