Ed Peel is Professor of Law in the Faculty and the Clarendon Harris Fellow in Law at Keble College. He is also a tenant at One Essex Court and sits as an Arbitrator.
His research interest lies mainly in the law of Contract and he is most well known for his work on Treitel: The Law of Contract, for which he has been responsible since the 12th edition. He is also responsible for Contract in Halsbury's Laws of England: Vol.22 (5th edition). Beyond the law of Contract, he was co-author (with Professor James Goudkamp) of Winfield & Jolowicz on Tort (19th edition).
As editor, he has been responsible for three collections of essays on the law of obligations (all co-edited with Professor Andrew Burrows): Commercial Remedies, Contract Terms and Contract Formation & Third Parties; as well as a collection of essays in memory of Professor Jim Harris: Properties of Law (co-edited with Professor Timothy Endicott and Professor Joshua Getzler), and a festschrift in honour of Professor Adrian Briggs QC (co-edited with Professor Andrew Dickinson).
He has published articles, notes and reviews, mainly on the law of Contract, but also on the law of Tort and the Conflict of Laws (or Private International Law).
As Counsel, he has appeared in, or assisted with, a number of cases at the forefront of the development of the law of Contract, including Cavendish Square Holdings BV v Makdessi (2015) and Morris-Garner v One Step (Support) Ltd (2018).
A collection of essays in honour of Professor Adrian Briggs QCISBN: 978-0-19-886895-8A paper on the circumstances in which damages may be awarded for “loss of bargain” upon termination of a contract for breach. It considers the extent to which such damages are, and should be, available for “breach of condition”. The central argument is that, in such cases, they are based on the agreement of the parties and, provided such agreement is clearly established, it should be enforced by the courts.
Edited Book (5)
Case Note (30)
Journal Article (6)
Contract, Conflict of Laws