Simon Whittaker has been a fellow and tutor in law at St. John's College since 1987, previously being a lecturer in laws at King's College's London. He took his degrees at Oxford (BA,1979; BCL, 1980; MA, 1982; D.Phil., 1987; DCL, 2008) and was called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn in 1987. He has been a visiting lecturer at the University of Regensburg and a visiting professor at the University of Paris I and University of Paris II. He is a member of the American Law Institute.
- ISBN: 978-1-78068-257-0This note concerns the decions of the High Court in Yam Seng Ptd. Ltd. v International Trade Corporation  EWHC 111 (QB).ISBN: 978-1-78068-185-6The European Commissions Proposal for a Regulation on a Common European Sales Law (CESL) seeks to create a European scheme of contract law available for parties to choose to govern cross-border contracts for the sale of goods, supply of digital content, and for the supply of related services.This article explains the background to the Proposal, sketches out the purposes and scope of the CESL, and considers and criticises its legal framework (and in particular its relationship with private international law) and the key requirement of the parties agreement. In the authors view, the CESL scheme remains an unconvincing basis for the achievement of its economic purposes and, as regards consumer contracts, puts too much reliance on the agreement of the consumer as a justification for the loss of their existing protection under EU private international law rules.ISBN: 978-84-470-3981-4ISBN: 978-2-247-12068-0This article considers why English lawyers have not generally been attracted by the notion of 'network contracts' to regulate complex economic relations.ISBN: 978 1 84844 889 6This article assesses the appropriateness of an 'optional instrument' in contract law foreseen by the European CommissionISBN: ISBN:978-1-849-100-3This brief essay explains the problems encountered and solutions adopted in the transaction of a French civil law reform project, the Avant-projet de reforme du droit des obligations. The translation was undertaken jointly with John CartwrightISBN: 978-2-913397-99-6This note assesses the decision of the UK Supreme Court in the 'Bank Charges' case in the light of the decision of the case-law of the ECJThis article explains and assess the category of 'contracts for services' in English law and its relationship to other contracts. It then compares this to the approach taken by the Draft Common Frame of ReferenceThis forms the introduction and general overview of the work which I also edited on the historical development of product liability in 6 European laws. It forms part of a wider AHRD project on Legal Development (the first stage of which focussed on the development of liability for fault) run by John Bell and David Ibbetson of Cambridge.ISBN: ISBN 978-0-521-49429
From 1995-1997 he chaired the contract law working group of the 'Common Core of European Private Law' based at the University of Trento and was joint convenor (with Prof. Reinhard Zimmermann of the University of Regensburg) of a group of European jurists working on good faith in European contract law.
Comparative Law, Contract and Tort, European Union Law.
Options taughtContract, Tort, Comparative Private Law