Dr Mohd Hwaidi

Mohd Hwaidi

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

Nottingham Law School

Staff Group(s)
Academic Division

Role

Dr Mohd Hwaidi is a senior lecturer in law.

He is the module leader of international sale of goods at LLM (master) level, commercial law and international trade law at LLB level. He also has a teaching experience in contract law and trust law. He is the admission tutor for the LLM programme.

In terms of research leadership, Dr Hwaidi is the deputy director of the research centre for business and insolvency law at Nottingham Law School (NLS) and he leads the group of law and development. He has supervised numerous undergraduate and postgraduate law projects. He is willing to supervise PhD students in the areas of contract law, commercial law, civil Sharia law and the legal aspects of Blockchain technology.

Career overview

Before joining NTU Dr Hwaidi was a practising lawyer (attorney at law admitted at the Jordanian Bar) at Al-Huwaidi Law Firm (Amman, Jordan), advocating clients and representing them in different classifications of courts. He was also an advocate to the World Islamic Science and Education University.

Research areas

Dr Hwaidi has a PhD in the area of law entitled: "An Evaluation of the Efficacy of UCP 600 within English and Jordanian Legal Orders and Jordanian Commercial Practices." He is an expert in qualitative research methodology particularly in designing a hybrid methodology of doctrinal (traditional black letter law) and empirical study at a PhD level.

Dr Hwaidi has a track record of publications in the area of the law of documentary letters of credit and he is currently writing a monograph in the law of documentary letters of credit as a comparative study between English law and some Arabic laws which are based on Sharia and Civil law. He has various research papers on the following:

  • Documentary letters of credit;
  • The legal aspects of Blockchain technology;
  • Electronic bills of lading;
  • The nature and role of Transnational Commercial Law (Law of Merchants, Trade Usage and self-regulatory rules such as the UCP);
  • Methodology of Empirical Study in Commercial Law;
  • Comparative legal studies in contract law and commercial law.

Most recently, he has been involved in the area of the Blockchain technology applications and the impact on the law.

Opportunities to carry out postgraduate research towards an MPhil/PhD exist and further information may be obtained from the NTU Graduate School.

External activity

Mohd is a member of:

  • The Society of Legal Scholars;
  • The Socio-Legal Studies Association; and
  • The Jordanian Bar Association.

Sponsors and collaborators

Dr Hwaidi is currently working with Graham Ferris on the sociological and legal role of norms in the applications of the new technology of Blockchain. He recently gave a workshop, organised by the African Union Law Network, on the legal difficulty of electronic signature for Blockchain technology.

Publications

Articles in peer-review journals:

  • Four uncertainties around the fraud exception in documentary letters of credit under English law.The Journal of International Maritime Law [2018] 24 (1) (Mohd Hwaidi).
  • The Story of The English Law Strict Compliance Principle in Letters of Credit and its Consistency with the UCP, Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation: J.I.B.L.R. 2014, 29(2), 71.-81 (Mohd Hwaidi).
  • The Mechanics of Refusal in Documentary Letter of Credits: An Analysis of the Procedures Introduced in Article 16 UCP 600, Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation [2013] 28(4), 146-155 (Mohd Hwaidi and Brian Harris).
  • The implications of Banco Santander SA v Bayfern Ltd on deferred payment under documentary credits in UCP 600, International Business Law Journal [2011] 5, 569-576 (Mohd Hwaidi).

Conference papers:

  • Law, Regulations and Public Policy (LRPP) Conference 7th annual conference, Singapore. Submitted and presented paper entitled: “Switching From Paper To Electronic Bills Of Lading: Fundamental Sociological Structure, Distributed Ledger Technology And Legal Difficulties”; 26th June 2018.
  • SLS Annual conference of the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) at Nottingham University September 2014, submitted and presented a paper entitled “The Autonomy Norm in Documentary Letters of Credit: Fraud and Illegality Exceptions”.
  • SLS Annual conference of the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) at Nottingham University 12 September 2014, submitted and presented a paper entitled “International Trade Usage as a Communicative System” at the contract and commercial Section.
  • Annual conference of Socio Legal Study Association (SLSA) at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen (09-11/04/2014). Submitted and presented a paper in the Research Methodology and Methods stream entitled “Why and How Empirical Study in Commercial Law?”.
  • Annual conference of Socio Legal Study Association (SLSA) at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen (09-11/04/2014). Submitted and presented a paper in the banking stream entitled “The Story of the English Law Principle of Strict Compliance in Letters of Credit and its Consistency with the UCP”.
  • Annual conference of Socio Legal Study Association (SLSA) at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen (09-11/04/2014). Submitted and presented a paper in the banking stream entitled “International Trade Usage as A Communicative System”.
  • SLS Annual conference of the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) at Edinburgh University 3-6 September 2013, submitted (Mohd Hwaidi and Graham Ferris) and presented a paper entitled “The Existence of International Unchangeable and Changeable Trade Usage” at the Banking and Finance Section.
  • SLSA annual conference, at University of York, 26-28 of March 2013, submitted (Mohd Hwaidi and Graham Ferris) and presented a paper entitled “The promise and problems of elite interviewing as to legal and commercial practices concerning documentary credits in the context of the UCP 600, English and Jordanian laws”. Chairing a session in the Banking and Finance Stream.

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Press expertise

  • The legal aspects and difficulties for Blockchain technology
  • Law perspectives on Bitcoin
  • Commercial law