Professor Roger Halson
- Position: Professor of Contract and Commercial Law
- Areas of expertise: law of obligations; contract law; consumer law; law of remedies
- Email: D.R.Halson@leeds.ac.uk
- Phone: +44(0)113 343 7211
- Location: 2.21 The Liberty Building
I joined the University of Leeds as a Professor in 2003, having previously been the HK Bevan Professor of Law at the University of Hull.
Before that, I was lecturer, senior lecturer and sub-dean at University College London and a lecturer at Nottingham University. I was Head of the School of Law from 2007 - 2011.
My academic legal education was at the Universities of Newcastle (LLB) and Oxford (M.Litt), and my professional education was at Nottingham Law School (Solicitors Finals).
I have written widely in contract law and remedies and my work has been referred to in the UK House of Lords, as well as appellate courts overseas.
In addition I have been invited to comment upon several law reform initiatives.
My subject interests are all aspects of the law of obligations, particularly contract law and the law of remedies. I am interested in all approaches to these subjects, including comparative, economic, empirical, historical, theoretical and practical analyses. I am the author of three books on contract law and remedies, editor of a book of collected essays and have contributed substantial articles to many leading journals including the Law Quarterly Review.
In 2012 I was awarded a substantial grant under the British Academy under their International Partnership and Mobility Scheme IPM 2012 for the project ‘A Comparative Study of the Law relating to the Remoteness of Loss in Argentina and England and Wales with Particular Reference to Recent Reforms Proposed in Argentina’. As part of this project interim and final papers have been presented in Leeds, London, Buenos Aires and Montevideo most with my co applicant Prof Diego Bunge of the University of Buenos Aires and also with Professor David Campbell of the University of Lancaster and Dr Pablo Ianello of ESEADE, Buenos Aires.<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://essl.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>
- Boosting Growth through Strengthening Investor and Creditor Protection in China: How China Can Learn from the UK experience
At Leeds, I have been involved in teaching contract law and torts.
Research groups and institutes
- Centre for Business Law and Practice