Activities of the Commercial Law Research Unit

Members of the CLRU continue to produce research of an international standing in a very wide range of areas including money laundering, fraud, contract law, terrorist financing, banking and finance law and banking regulation.

The CLRU is organising an impressive list of events for this academic year including a series of three roundtable discussions (Karen Moore, Eleanor Harries, Nic Ryder), two half day conferences on the Bribery Act (Sabine Hassler and Noelle Quenivet) and E-Fraud (Nic Ryder, Umut Turksen and Viri Chauhan) and an international conference on the credit crunch (Nic Ryder, Umut Turksen and Sabine Hassler).  These events are based on the success of two one day conferences that Unit members organised in 2011 Cloud computing: legal organisational and technological issues' (Frances Winch, Stephen Thacker, Mark O’Brien and Nic Ryder) and 'Trade, Corporations and Natural Resources – the changing landscape of sustainable investment' (Elena Blanco and Jona Rozzaque). 

CLRU Seminar Series

The CLRU continues to attract a number of internationally recognised speakers for its 'Research Seminar Series'. Previous speakers have included Professor Patricia Leighton (IPAG Business School), Professor Chris Reid (Queen Mary University of London), Adam Finch (Bevan Brittan LLP/South West Fraud Forum), Hugh Gregory (South West Fraud Forum) and Paula Thomas (Chair of the Wales Fraud Forum, University of Glamorgan).

Additionally Dr Clare Chambers-Jones is part of the Commonwealth Cybercrime Working Group which has been mandated by Commonwealth Law Ministers to examine the role/ implementation/reform of the Commonwealth Cyber Crime Model Law in 2014.

Members of the CLRU regularly review book proposals, journal articles, have published widely in highly regarded refereed journals (individually and collaboratively), have given conference papers, guest seminars and key note addresses  around the world and have made successful research grant applications. For example, in collaboration with the International Law and Human Rights Unit, the CLRU has secured funding totalling £32,560 to conduct several research projects for the France Telecom-Orange Group (Umut Turksen and Nic Ryder). 

CLRU Editorships

  • Dr Clare Chambers-Jones, Co-Editor International Journal of Scientific Liability and Enquiry
  • Dr Clare Chambers-Jones - Editor for the Journal of Information Law and Technology
  • Dr Clare Chambers-Jones - Editor and committee member for the Cyber laws conference 2010 to present
  • Dr Clare Chambers-Jones – Peer reviewer for the Science Journal of Economics
  • Dr Clare Chambers-Jones – Peer reviewer for Journal of Commonwealth Law and Legal Education

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