Biography

Edwin Peel is the Clarendon Harris Fellow in Law at Keble College, a post he has held since 1994.  He is also Professor of Law in the Oxford Law Faculty.  He is most well known for his work on the law of Contract, including Treitel on the Law of Contract (now in its 14th edition) and Contract in Halsbury's Laws of England, Vol.22.  He has co-edited (with Professor Andrew Burrows) several collections of essays on the law of obligations and is also the co-author (with Associate Professor James Goudkamp) of Winfield & Jolowicz on Tort (19th edition).  He is a tenant at One Essex Court and also acts as an Arbitrator.

 

Publications

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  • W E Peel, 'Contra Proferentem Revisited' (2017) 133 Law Quarterly Review 7 [Case Note]
    A note of the decisions of the Court of Appeal in Nobahar-Cookson v The Hut Group Ltd [2016] EWCA Civ 128 and Transocean Drilling UK Ltd v Provdence Resources Plc [2016] EWCA Civ 372.
  • W E Peel, 'Terms Implied in Fact' (2016) 132 Law Quarterly Review 531 [Case Note]
  • W E Peel, 'Withdrawal for late payment of hire under a charterparty ' (2016) 132 in Law Quarterly Review 177 [Case Note]
  • W E Peel, 'Desideratum or principle: the compensatory principle revisited' (2015) 131 Law Quarterly Review 29 [Case Note]
    A note of the decision of Teare J. in The Glory Wealth on the extent to which the courts, when assessing damages for breach of contract, may take into account post-termination evidence that the claimant would not have been able to perform his future obligations.
  • W E Peel, Treitel: The Law of Contract (14th edition Sweet & Maxwell 2015)
  • W E Peel, 'Unjustified penalties or an unjustified rule against penalties' (2014) 130 Law Quarterly Review 365 [Case Note]
    A case note on the decision of the Court of Appeal in El Makdessi v Cavendish Square Holdings BV [2013] EWCA Civ 1539
    ISBN: 0023-933X
  • W E Peel and J. Goudkamp, Winfield & Jolowicz on Tort (Sweey & Maxwell 2014)
    ISBN: 978-0-414-02565-3
  • W E Peel, 'The Termination Paradox' (2013) Lloyds Maritime & Commercial Law Quarterly 519
    An article dealing with the circumstances in which termination for breach of contract pursuant to the express provisions of the contract may prevent submission that the contract was terminated for repudiatory breach, analysing the basis for such a finding (which appears to lie in affrmation), its consequences, and potential solutions for parties wishing to retain the right to sue for repudiatory breach
    ISBN: 0306-2945
  • W E Peel, 'The rule against penalties' (2013) Law Quarterly Review 152 [Case Note]
    A note on the decision of the HCA in Andrews v ANZ Banking Group Ltd [2012] HCA 30
    ISBN: 0023-933X
  • W E Peel, Halsburys Laws of England (Vol 22 (Contract) LexisNexis 2012)
    A treatise on the law of contract; in particular: (i) Introduction, (ii) Form & Formalities; (iii) Formation, (iv) Consideration & Privity, (v) Contractual Terms, (vi) Illegality, (vii) Frustration, (viii) Discharge of Contractual Promises, (ix) Joint and Several Promises
    ISBN: 9781405763592
  • W E Peel, Treitel: The Law of Contract, 13th ed. (Sweet & Maxwell 2011)
    ISBN: 9781847039217
  • W E Peel, 'The Common Law Tradition: Regulation of Boilerplate Clauses in English Law' in G. Cordero-Moss (ed), Boilerplate Clauses, International Commercial Contracts and the Applicable Law (CUP 2011)
    ISBN: 978-0-521-19789-2
  • W E Peel, 'Agreements to Negotiate in Good Faith' in Andrew Burrows and Edwin Peel (eds), Contract Formation and Parties (OUP 2010)
    An essay concerning the limits to the enforceability of agreements to negotiate and a proposal for reform
    ISBN: 978-0-19-958370-6
  • W E Peel and Andrew Burrows (eds), Contract Formation and Parties (OUP 2010)
    A collection of essays on the 'formation process' and 'third parties' based on the papers presented at the Oxford-Norton Rose Law Colloquium, September 2009
    ISBN: 978-0-19-958370-6
  • W E Peel, 'Affirmation by Termination' (2009) 125 Law Quarterly Review 378 [Case Note]
  • W E Peel, 'Arbitration & anti-suit injunctions in the European Union' (2009) 125 Law Quarterly Review [Case Note]
  • W E Peel, 'Remoteness revisited' (2009) Law Quarterly Review 6 [Case Note]
    A comment on the decision of the House of Lords in The Achilleas
    ISBN: 0023-933X
  • W E Peel and Andrew Burrows (eds), Contract Terms (OUP 2007)
    Edited collection of essays from colloquium on contractual interpretation and particular contract terms
    ISBN: 978-0-19-922937-6
  • W E Peel (ed), Introduction, in Forum Shopping in the European Judicial Area (2007) (Hart Publishing 2007)
    An introductory report assessing the issues raised by the decisions of the ECJ in Owusu, Gasser & Turner
    ISBN: 978-1-84113-783-4
  • W E Peel, Treitel: The Law of Contract, 12th edition (Thomson, Sweet & Maxwell 2007)
    ISBN: 9780421948402
  • W E Peel, 'Whither contra proferentem' in Andrew Burrows & Edwin Peel (ed), Contract Terms (OUP 2007)
    ISBN: 9780199229376
  • W E Peel, 'Lost Chances and Proportionate Recovery' (2006) [2006] LMCLQ 289 289 [Case Note]
    a casenote on the HL decision in Barker v Corus
    ISBN: 0306 2945
  • W E Peel, 'No liability for service of an invalid notice of 'Event of Default'' (2006) 122 Thomson Sweet & Maxwell/Law Quarterly Review 179 [Case Note]
    a casenote on the HL decision in Concord Trust v Law Debenture Trust Corp
    ISBN: 0023-933X
  • W E Peel, Joshua Getzler and Timothy Endicott (eds), Properties of Law, Essays in Honour of Jim Harris (OUP 2006)
    Collection of essays in Property, Philosophy, Precedent and Human Rights
    ISBN: 0-19-929096-2
  • W E Peel, 'The Legacy of Penn v Lord Baltimore' in Timothy Endicott, Joshua Getzler, and Edwin Peel (eds), Properties of Law: Essays in Honour of Jim Harris (OUP 2006)
    ISBN: 0-19-929096-2
  • W E Peel, 'Forum Non Conveniens and European Ideals' (2005) Lloyds Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly 363
    An article assessing the scope for a discretionary stay of proceedings commenced pursuant to Council Regulation (EC) 44/2001 in the aftermath of the decision of the ECJ in Owusu v Jackson
    ISBN: 0306 2945
  • W E Peel, 'Loss of a chance in medical negligence' (2005) 121 Sweet & Maxwell Ltd/Law Quarterly Review 364 [Case Note]
    A note of the House of Lords' decision in Gregg v Scott
    ISBN: 0023-933X
  • W E Peel, 'Actual Carriers & The Hague Rules' (2004) 120 The Law Quarterly Review 11 [Case Note]
    A casenote on the House of Lords' decision in The Starsin, dealing with the construction of contracts and the scope of the Hague Rules
    ISBN: 0023-933X
  • W E Peel and Andrew Burrows (eds), Commercial Remedies (Oxford University Press 2003)
    Edited collection of essays, responses and conference discussionconcerned with current issues and problems in the law of remedies
    ISBN: 0-19-926465-1
  • W E Peel, 'Loss of a chance revisited' (2003) 63 Modern Law Review 623
    A short article based around the Court of Appeal's decisionin Gregg v Scott which discusses claims for loss of a chance inmedical negligence.
    ISBN: 0026-7961
  • W E Peel, 'SAAMCO Revisited' in Andrew Burrows and Edwin Peel (eds), Commercial RemediesCurrent Issues and Problems (OUP 2003)
    ISBN: 0-19-926465-1
  • W E Peel, 'The Scope of Double Actionability and Public Policy' (2003) 119 Law Quarterly Review '1 [Case Note]
    A casenote on the House of Lords' decision in Kuwait Airways Corp v Iraqi Airways Co
    ISBN: 0023-933X
  • W E Peel, 'The Brussels Convention 1999-2000' in (ed), Yearbook of European Law 2001 (Oxford University Press 2002)
    A survey of the decisions of the European Court of Justice in 1999-2000 on the interpretation of the Brussels Convention 1968
    ISBN: 0-19-924340-9
  • W E Peel, 'Forum Non Conveniens Revisited' (2001) 117 Law Quarterly Review 187 [Case Note]
    A casenote on the House of Lords' decision in Lubbe v Cape plc
    ISBN: 0-421-755-407
  • W E Peel, 'Reasonable exemption clauses' (2001) 117 Law Quarterly Review 545 [Case Note]
    A casenote on the Court of Appeal's decision in Watford Electronics Ltdv Sanderson CFL Ltd
    ISBN: 0-421-755-407
  • W E Peel, 'Conflict of Laws' in McKendrick (ed), Sale of Goods (Lloyd's of London Press 2000)
  • W E Peel, 'Decisions of the ECJ under the Brussels Convention' in (ed), Yearbook of European Law (OUP 2000)
  • W E Peel, 'Exemption Clauses' in McKendrick (ed), Sale of Goods (Lloyd's of London Press 2000)
  • W E Peel, 'Decisions of the ECJ under the Brussels Convention' in (ed), Yearbook of European Law (OUP 1999)
  • W E Peel, 'Understanding the Law of Obligations' (1999) Law Quarterly Review [Review]
  • W E Peel, 'Anti-suit injunctions – The House of Lords declines to act as International Policeman' (1998) 114 Law Quarterly Review [Case Note]
  • W E Peel, 'Exclusive Jurisdiction Agreements: Purity & Pragmatism in the Conflict of Laws ' (1998) Lloyds Maritime & Commercial Law Quarterly
  • W E Peel, 'Jurisdiction over Restitutionary Claims' (1998) Lloyds Maritime & Commercial Law Quarterly [Case Note]
  • W E Peel, 'Forum Non Conveniens & The Impecunious Plaintiff - Legal Aid & Conditional Fees' (1997) 113 Law Quarterly Review [Case Note]
  • W E Peel, 'The Implications of the Ruxley Decision' in Rose (ed), Failure of Contracts (Hart Publishing 1997)
  • W E Peel, 'Jurisdiction over Non-existent Contracts' (1996) 112 Law Quarterly Review [Case Note]
  • W E Peel, 'Misinterpretation of Contractual Rights and Repudiation' (1996) Lloyds Maritime & Commercial Law Quarterly [Case Note]
  • W E Peel, 'Non-admissibility & Restitution in the European Court of Justice' (1996) Lloyds Maritime & Commercial Law Quarterly [Case Note]
  • W E Peel, 'Jurisdiction under the Brussels Convention' in Rose (ed), Restitution and the Conflict of Laws (Mansfield Press 1995)
  • W E Peel, 'Jurisdiction, Foreign Judgments and Choice of Law' in Mildred (ed), Product Liability: Law and Insurance (Lloyd's of London Press 1995)
  • W E Peel, 'Part Payment of a Debt is No Consideration' (1994) 110 Law Quarterly Review [Case Note]
  • W E Peel, 'Recognition and Enforcement under the Brussels Convention' (1994) 110 Law Quarterly Review [Case Note]
  • W E Peel, 'Making More Use of the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977' (1993) 56 Modern Law Review [Case Note]
  • W E Peel, 'Locking In and Locking Out: the Enforceability of Agreements to Negotiate' (1992) Cambridge Law Journal [Case Note]

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