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Accountability, risk and rights research

Explore our law research into accountability, risk and rights

Research in this area covers a broad range of topics within the School of Law and the Law Research Group, from employment protection to data protection and the regulation and governance of companies, to the law as it affects family members throughout their lives.

Our research feeds into governmental and parliamentary inquiries, for example, the law of succession, the sale of ivory in the UK and various equality inquiries, and is regularly published in leading academic journals within the field, including Legal Studies, Conveyancer and Property Lawyer, and Company Lawyer, and in edited collections.

Our research covers the following topics

  • Employment and discrimination law
  • Law of property
  • Testamentary Capacity
  • Family law
  • Law and vulnerability
  • Corporate governance law
  • Data protection
  • Financial Crime
  • IP/IT law
  • Commercial Law

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Discover our areas of expertise

Accountability, risk and rights is 1 of 3 areas of expertise within our Law research area. Explore the others below.

International and European law

Our research in this area examines and seeks to grow our understanding of transnational laws and foreign national law, so that each can work better
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Well-being, legal education and the legal profession

Our research is identifying new ways of delivering legal education and new approaches that could deliver education more broadly. It also explores the growing issue of stress and wellbeing among law students and academics
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Browse our postgraduate research degrees – including PhDs and MPhils – at our Law postgraduate research degrees page.