Graham Ferris

Graham Ferris

Reader

Nottingham Law School

Staff Group(s)
Nottingham Law School staff

Role

Graham currently teaches Critical Legal Thinking on the undergraduate programme. He currently teaches security corporate debt, legal theory, and the law of the world trade organisation on the postgraduate programme.

Graham currently supervises PhD students in property law, law and development (financial markets), law of the world trade organisation,and commercial law (documentary credits).

Current projects

Graham is currently engaged in collaborative research with:

  • Graham Battersby
  • Rebecca Huxley-Binns
  • Nicholas Johnson.

Career overview

Graham currently supervises PhD students in property law, law and development (financial markets), law of the world trade organisation, and commercial law (documentary credits).

Graham is willing to consider application for PhD supervision in any of his fields of research activity:

  • property law
  • legal education
  • legal history
  • law and development
  • legal theory
  • legal ethics.

Research areas

Graham undertakes research in the:

  • Centre for Legal Education
  • Centre for Business and Insolvency Law

Graham has published, and given papers, extensively in the fields of:

  • property law
  • legal education.

He has also published, or given papers, in the fields of:

  • legal history
  • law and development
  • legal theory
  • legal ethics.

External activity

Graham shares with his co-author Professor Graham Battersby the dubious distinction of being eponymous in the property law field following their work on overreaching.

Graham has acted as external examiner to several universities, and as an external reviewer or proposals for the Research Grant Council of Hong Kong. He has acted as a peer reviewer of articles for the Conveyancer and Property Lawyer, the International Journal of Criminology and the Melbourne University Law Review.

Graham has been invited to comment personally in the past by the Law Commission and Lucy Theis QC and Miriam Shalom in connection with litigation they were conducting in the House of Lords.

Sponsors and collaborators

Graham has co-authored articles or co-presented papers with:

  • Graham Battersby (University of Sheffield)
  • Catherine Williams (University of Sheffield)
  • Rebecca Huxley-Binns (Nottingham Law School)
  • Nicholas Johnson (Nottingham Law School)
  • Andrea Nicholson (Nottingham Law School).

Graham received a British Academy Small Grant (£5,000) to support a piece of research on the Judges' Note Books.

Press expertise

Graham can offer comment on globalisation; law students; legal ethics; ownership; and Trusts.