Biography

Christopher Hare is an Associate Professor of Law and a Fellow of Somerville College. Christopher was an undergraduate at Trinity College, Cambridge and was in the first cohort of students to spend their third year at the University of Poiters, France. He then spent a year at Harvard Law School (LLM) and read for the BCL at Brasenose College.

Christopher initially practised as a barrister at 3 Verulam Buildings, Gray's Inn before moving to a fellowship and college lectureship at Jesus College, Cambridge.

He has spent the last seven years in New Zealand, where he was a Senior Lecturer in the Law Faculty at the University of Auckland. Christopher's teaching and research interests lie broadly in the law of obligations and the corporate and commercial law fields, with particular focus on domestic and international banking law, corporate finance, and shareholder remedies.

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  • Hare, 'The Duties of Bank Customers: W(h)ither Tai Hing?' (2012) 23 Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice 1
    Won the Banking and Financial Services Law Association Research Prize Sept 2012 (AU$10,000)
    ISBN: 1034-3040
  • Hare, 'Banking Law' (2011) New Zealand Law Review 121
    ISBN: 1173-5864
  • Hare, Company Law in New Zealand (LexisNexis 2011)
    Hares contributions are chapters 20 (pp. 677-760), 21 (pp. 761-838), 23 (pp. 855-887) and 25 (pp. 907-1003)
    ISBN: 978-1-87751-158-5
  • Hare, 'Credit Cards and Connected Lender Liability: Office of Fair Trading v Lloyds TSB Bank' [2008] Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly 333
    ISBN: 0306-2945

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Research Interests

Law of obligations and the corporate and commercial law fields, with particular focus on domestic and international banking law, corporate finance, and shareholder remedies.

Options taught

Contract, Commercial Law, Company Law, Corporate Finance Law

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