Edwin Peel

Professor of Law


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 also wrote the volume on Contract in Halsbury's Laws of England (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): A Conflict of Laws Companion.

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).

He was for some years a lecturer to the Judicial College as part of its civil law training (Oxford and the Judicial College) and speaks regularly to law firms on developments in the 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).


Research Interests

Contract, Conflict of Laws

Research projects & programmes

Commercial Law Centre Private Law Research Group