Professor Louise Gullifer is looking for research assistance in connection with the preparation of new edition of Legal Problems of Credit and Security and The Law of Security and Title Financing.

Duration and hours

The work is to start as soon as possible after the beginning of the summer vacation and will run through the summer. The hours will vary, but the assistant will be expected to work about 30 hours over the course of the summer and, if necessary, Michaelmas term 2016.


The post will report to Professor Gullifer.

An understanding of the law relating to secured transactions is very important.   A knowledge of the English law of contract and property is essential, and a knowledge of the law relating to one or more of (a) the law relating to the holding and transfer of securities (b) guarantees (c) set-off and netting and (d) insolvency is desirable.   It would be helpful if you could include in your application a list of the relevant areas of law which you have studied or which are areas in which you have expertise.
The work can be done in any place where you have access to a good library, but I will be in Singapore in August and in England in September, so it would be useful for you to be in either of those places.

This post is open to current graduate research students in the Law Faculty or those who have just completed the BCL/MJur or FHS courses in the Law Faculty. Hours for current research students will be in line with the Faculty guidelines, i.e. up to 8 hours/week.

Rate of Pay

This will be paid at the standard research assistant rate of £14.01/hour plus holiday pay of £2.40 = total of £16.41/hour.

** short term casual work is paid at a lower rate of holiday pay. £14.01 + £1.69 = £15.70


This post is funded by the Law Faculty’s Research Support Fund.
How to Apply

A short CV and cover letter (including the name of your supervisor, if any) should be sent by email to by 5pm on Friday 24th June. Please explain briefly how you meet the requirements and give details of your availability over the summer and Michaalmas term.
Supervisors may be asked for a reference.

Informal enquiries may be emailed to

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