Dr David Pearce

Dr David Pearce


Before becoming an academic, I practised as a solicitor at a London firm where I undertook a broad range of commercial work.

From practice, I went to the University of Exeter to read for a PhD. In my thesis I explored the extent to which English law recognises a duty to perform a contract and the scope of liability which arises when that duty is breached. Since then I have written on various aspects of Contract and Tort law.



  • Deputy Director of Postgraduate Research Studies

Research interests

All areas of Contract and Tort law.

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Student education

I currently teach Contract and Tort law.

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Business Law and Practice
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