Professor Laurence Gormley holds the Chair of European Law and a Jean Monnet Professorship at the University of Groningen; he is also Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges. After graduating from Oxford and the LSE, he practised at the English bar and taught at the University of Liverpool before becoming a civil servant at the European Commission from 1983 to 1990. His doctoral thesis at Utrecht (1985) dealt with the free movement of goods. Professor Gormley has published several treatises (most recently on EU Customs Law and the Free Movement of Goods, OUP

2009) and a wide range of articles, with a particular focus on the European Union's internal market and on judicial protection. His lecture will discuss the ECJ's recent line of 'goods use' cases, of particular interest to Finalists and BCL/MJur students.