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Clarendon Harris Fellow in Law, Keble College 1994-, Professor of Law 2010-



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W E Peel, 'Desideratum or principle: the compensatory principle revisited' (2015) 131 Law Quarterly Review 29   [Case Note] [...]

A note of the decision of Teare J. in The Glory Wealth on the extent to which the courts, when assessing damages for breach of contract, may take into account post-termination evidence that the claimant would not have been able to perform his future obligations.


W E Peel, 'Unjustified penalties or an unjustified rule against penalties' (2014) 130 Law Quarterly Review 365   [Case Note] [...]

A case note on the decision of the Court of Appeal in El Makdessi v Cavendish Square Holdings BV [2013] EWCA Civ 1539

ISBN: 0023-933X

W E Peel and J. Goudkamp, Winfield & Jolowicz on Tort (Sweey & Maxwell 2014)


W E Peel, 'The rule against penalties' (2013) Law Quarterly Review 152   [Case Note] [...]

A note on the decision of the HCA in Andrews v ANZ Banking Group Ltd [2012] HCA 30

ISBN: 0023-933X

W E Peel, 'The Termination Paradox' (2013) Lloyds Maritime & Commercial Law Quarterly 519 [...]

An article dealing with the circumstances in which termination for breach of contract pursuant to the express provisions of the contract may prevent submission that the contract was terminated for repudiatory breach, analysing the basis for such a finding (which appears to lie in affrmation), its consequences, and potential solutions for parties wishing to retain the right to sue for repudiatory breach

ISBN: 0306-2945


W E Peel, Halsburys Laws of England (Vol 22 (Contract), LexisNexis 2012) [...]

A treatise on the law of contract; in particular: (i) Introduction, (ii) Form & Formalities; (iii) Formation, (iv) Consideration & Privity, (v) Contractual Terms, (vi) Illegality, (vii) Frustration, (viii) Discharge of Contractual Promises, (ix) Joint and Several Promises

ISBN: 9781405763592


W E Peel, 'The Common Law Tradition: Regulation of Boilerplate Clauses in English Law' in G. Cordero-Moss (ed), Boilerplate Clauses, International Commercial Contracts and the Applicable Law (CUP 2011)

W E Peel, Treitel: The Law of Contract, 13th ed. (Sweet & Maxwell 2011)


W E Peel, 'Agreements to Negotiate in Good Faith' in Andrew Burrows and Edwin Peel (eds), Contract Formation and Parties (OUP 2010) [...]

An essay concerning the limits to the enforceability of agreements to negotiate and a proposal for reform

ISBN: 978-0-19-958370-6

W E Peel and Andrew Burrows (eds), Contract Formation and Parties (OUP 2010) [...]

A collection of essays on the 'formation process' and 'third parties' based on the papers presented at the Oxford-Norton Rose Law Colloquium, September 2009

ISBN: 978-0-19-958370-6


W E Peel, 'Affirmation by Termination' (2009) 125 Law Quarterly Review 378   [Case Note]

W E Peel, 'Arbitration & anti-suit injunctions in the European Union' (2009) 125 Law Quarterly Review   [Case Note]

W E Peel, 'Remoteness revisited' (2009) Law Quarterly Review 6   [Case Note] [...]

A comment on the decision of the House of Lords in The Achilleas

ISBN: 0023-933X


W E Peel and Andrew Burrows (eds), Contract Terms (OUP 2007) [...]

Edited collection of essays from colloquium on contractual interpretation and particular contract terms

ISBN: 978-0-19-922937-6

W E Peel (ed), Introduction, in Forum Shopping in the European Judicial Area (2007) (Hart Publishing 2007) [...]

An introductory report assessing the issues raised by the decisions of the ECJ in Owusu, Gasser & Turner

ISBN: 978-1-84113-783-4

W E Peel, Treitel: The Law of Contract, 12th edition (Thomson, Sweet & Maxwell 2007)

W E Peel, 'Whither contra proferentem' in Andrew Burrows & Edwin Peel (eds), Contract Terms (OUP 2007)


W E Peel, 'Lost Chances and Proportionate Recovery' (2006) [2006] LMCLQ 289 289   [Case Note] [...]

a casenote on the HL decision in Barker v Corus

ISBN: 0306 2945

W E Peel, 'No liability for service of an invalid notice of 'Event of Default'' (2006) 122 Thomson Sweet & Maxwell/Law Quarterly Review 179   [Case Note] [...]

a casenote on the HL decision in Concord Trust v Law Debenture Trust Corp

ISBN: 0023-933X

W E Peel and others (eds), Properties of Law, Essays in Honour of Jim Harris (OUP 2006) [...]

Collection of essays in Property, Philosophy, Precedent and Human Rights

ISBN: 0-19-929096-2

W E Peel, 'The Legacy of Penn v Lord Baltimore' in Timothy Endicott, Joshua Getzler, and Edwin Peel (eds), Properties of Law: Essays in Honour of Jim Harris (OUP 2006)


W E Peel, 'Forum Non Conveniens and European Ideals' (2005) Lloyds Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly 363 [...]

An article assessing the scope for a discretionary stay of proceedings commenced pursuant to Council Regulation (EC) 44/2001 in the aftermath of the decision of the ECJ in Owusu v Jackson

ISBN: 0306 2945

W E Peel, 'Loss of a chance in medical negligence' (2005) 121 Sweet & Maxwell Ltd/Law Quarterly Review 364   [Case Note] [...]

A note of the House of Lords' decision in Gregg v Scott

ISBN: 0023-933X


W E Peel, 'Actual Carriers & The Hague Rules' (2004) 120 The Law Quarterly Review 11   [Case Note] [...]

A casenote on the House of Lords' decision in The Starsin, dealing with the construction of contracts and the scope of the Hague Rules

ISBN: 0023-933X


W E Peel and Andrew Burrows (eds), Commercial Remedies (Oxford University Press 2003) [...]

Edited collection of essays, responses and conference discussionconcerned with current issues and problems in the law of remedies

ISBN: 0-19-926465-1

W E Peel, 'Loss of a chance revisited' (2003) 63 Modern Law Review 623 [...]

A short article based around the Court of Appeal's decisionin Gregg v Scott which discusses claims for loss of a chance inmedical negligence.

ISBN: 0026-7961

W E Peel, 'SAAMCO Revisited' in Andrew Burrows and Edwin Peel (eds), Commercial RemediesCurrent Issues and Problems (OUP 2003)

W E Peel, 'The Scope of Double Actionability and Public Policy' (2003) 119 Law Quarterly Review '1   [Case Note] [...]

A casenote on the House of Lords' decision in Kuwait Airways Corp v Iraqi Airways Co

ISBN: 0023-933X


W E Peel, 'The Brussels Convention 1999-2000' in Yearbook of European Law 2001 (Oxford University Press 2002) [...]

A survey of the decisions of the European Court of Justice in 1999-2000 on the interpretation of the Brussels Convention 1968

ISBN: 0-19-924340-9


W E Peel, 'Forum Non Conveniens Revisited' (2001) 117 Law Quarterly Review 187   [Case Note] [...]

A casenote on the House of Lords' decision in Lubbe v Cape plc

ISBN: 0-421-755-407

W E Peel, 'Reasonable exemption clauses' (2001) 117 Law Quarterly Review 545   [Case Note] [...]

A casenote on the Court of Appeal's decision in Watford Electronics Ltdv Sanderson CFL Ltd

ISBN: 0-421-755-407


Teaching: Conflict of Laws; Contract; International Trade; Restitution; Tort

Research: Contract, Torts, Conflict of Laws

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Keble College
Oxford, OX1 3PG

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