PhD students

Find a list of Leicester Law School's current research students and their topics.

Company, Commercial and Financial Law

Name Title/topic Supervisor(s)
Essa Ahmad The Standard of Arbitrators’ impartiality and Independence in the UAE; a study within a comparative context. Masood Ahmed
Tony Cole
Mutaz Alkhedhairy
Takaful and the new English Law of Insurance: a paradigm shift toward sustainable and halal insurance models
Ben Adodo
Patrick Masiyakurima
Marcelo Henrique Andrade  The duty to mitigate loss in Brazil François du Bois
Nicky Jackson 
Wolemi Esan
Rethinking Insolvency Transaction Avoidance Under Nigerian Law
Horace Yeung
Patrick Masiyakurima
Ahmed Hasan
The international Carriage of Goods by Sea Conventions: A Comparative Study of the burden of proof of the exercise of due diligence
Ben Adodo
Masood Ahmed 
Juldeh Jalloh Getting corporate rights right: A critical analysis of legal protections of corporations within the Human Rights jurisdiction of the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice

Ben Adodo
Patrick Masiyakurima

Amit Jamsandekar
The Indian Trade Marks Act – A Comparative Analysis
Alison Slade
Barbara Bogusz
Tajeldin Mukhtar The Principle of Autonomy and The Applicable Law on Documentary Credits: A comparative study between Libyan, Egyptian and English laws Ben Adodo
Janet Ulph 
Niki Petridou  An analytical and comparative study of the mens rea of money laundering offences in British, Greek and Cypriot legal systems Janet Ulph
Tracey Elliott 
Iain Potter  The Bwllfa principle and the extent to which risk and uncertainty should be reflected in the quantum of pre-trial and post-trial damages Mark Hsiao
Ben Adodo 
Robin Rathmell
Is the global anti-money laundering framework compatible with the asset protection laws of offshore financial centres? Janet Ulph
Peter Jaffey
Nazan Begum Ugurluoglu  Protection of Minority Shareholder Rights in Turkey: Lessons to be learned from the UK Corporate Governance Practices Peter Jaffey
Horace Yeung 
Xin Wang (Elizabeth) Bank Insolvency in China: Lessons from the Anglo-American Jurisdictions

Horace Yeung 
Mark Hsiao

Craig Wright
Bitcoin: The international commercial and Tax implications of Bitcoin as money. An international law comparative analysis.
Ben Adodo
Peter Jaffey

Criminal Law, Criminal Justice and Criminology

Name Title/topic Supervisor(s)
Clive Akpotaire  The socio-legal policy considerations on international modern slavery and organised crime: Nigeria as a case study Dawn Watkins
Onder Bakircioglu 
Jennifer Armstrong  The issue of prior record as a consideration in sentencing in Canada Sally Kyd
Melissa Bone
Megan Pearson  Criminalising association after Jogee Sally Kyd
Dan Bansal

Dispute Resolution

Name Title/topic Supervisor(s)
Md Maher Abbasy  The practice of mediation in the England and Wales: Can parties be encouraged to use mediation to achieve timely and cost-effective settlements without a need to make the use of mediation mandatory in dealing with civil disputes? Masood Ahmed
Pablo Cortés 
Essa Ahmad The Standard of Arbitrators’ impartiality and Independence in the UAE; a study within a comparative context. Masood Ahmed
Tony Cole
Fatma Nursima Arslan  The many faces of mediation and its place in modern civil procedure: A comparative analysis of the concept, its practice and policy considerations in Turkey, UK and Ontario Masood Ahmed
Pablo Cortés 
Geoffrey Bezzina
Feeding outcomes of consumer dispute mechanisms in financial services A comparative analysis of Malta, UK and Italy
Pablo Cortés 
Tony Cole
Valentina Dimitriou  The effect of repeatedly appointed arbitrators to the evolution of international investment law Tony Cole 
Rossana Deplano
Amit Jamsandekar
The Indian Trade Marks Act – A Comparative Analysis
Alison Slade
Barbara Bogusz
Harry Meliniotis  A comparative study between the construction statutory adjudication systems of the United Kingdom and New South Wales, and evaluation of their performance from a socio-legal perspective Tony Cole
Pablo Cortés 
Chudi Nelson Ojukwu  An analysis of redress of options for Nigerian consumers in the electricity market  Pablo Cortés
Maribel Canto-Lopez
Anna Kyprianou Spiliakou  The autonomous theory of international commercial arbitration: An autopoietic perspective Tony Cole
Paolo Vargiu 

Employment Law

Name Title/topic Supervisor(s)
Sari Brice To what extent does UK labour law prevent and tackle mental health in the teaching profession? Pascale Lorber 
Lisa Rodgers
Arwen Joyce  Singapore’s egalitarian paradox: Interrogating the gap between egalitarian discourse, law and policy in the context of Singapore’s migrant labour system Bernard Ryan
Lisa Rodgers 
Naomi Njuguna  The right to health, and protecting the occupational psycho-social well-being of health care workers in Kenya Lisa Rodgers
Joe Wills
Stefano Bertea 
Paul Taylor  Historic criminal convictions – storage and usage are they an indelible stain? What barriers do they present to employment? Lisa Rodgers
Pascale Lorber 

European Law and Policy

Name Title/topic Supervisor(s)
Amit Jamsandekar
The Indian Trade Marks Act – A Comparative Analysis
Alison Slade
Barbara Bogusz

Human Rights

Name Title/topic Supervisor(s)
Jasmine Blow Must the relatives be told? Legal and ethical issues in relation to the non-disclosure of genetic information by healthcare professionals to relatives. Tracey Elliott
Liz Wicks
Stephanie Coker  Culture and child protection: Clarifying the significant harm threshold Eugenia Caracciolo di Torella
Katherine Wade
Imrana Iqbal An Interpretive Approach for the “Reserved Domain” -- to remedy Statelessness Bernard Ryan
Alan Desmond
Arwen Joyce  Singapore’s egalitarian paradox: Interrogating the gap between egalitarian discourse, law and policy in the context of Singapore’s migrant labour system
Bernard Ryan
Lisa Rodgers 
Kseniya Kirichenko Because We Do Not Live Single-Issue Lives’: Gender, Disability and Race in the United Nations Developments on LGBTI Human Rights Loveday Hodson
Paolo Vargiu
Char-Lee Lewis A Critical study on the rights afforded to female victims of intimate partner violence in Jamaica from the Victim’s perspectives Loveday Hodson
Troy Lavers
Carley Lightfoot
Animals, Sentience and Justice: An Analysis of the Legal Status of Animals in UK Law, and the Application of Justice to Animals
Joe Wills
Liz Wicks
Charlotte Mills  Women’s experiences with post-conflict justice: The use of truth and reconciliation commissions as an alternative form of redress Loveday Hodson
Troy Lavers 
Kulsum Patel The End of Life, Islam and the Law Liz Wicks
Peter Cumper
Dickson Tarnongo Disability rights and citizenship in Nigeria: to what extent will the enactment of the Nigerian disability act, 2018 and the accession of the Nigerian government to the united nation convention on the rights of persons with disabilities 2006, affect the current and future implementation of citizens rights in Nigeria? Paolo Vargiu
Loveday Hodson
Mary-Justine Todd Women’s Rights, Animal Ethics and Ecofeminism: An intersectional examination of Arab power structures from Pre-Islamic tribal practices, to modern Bahraini law Joe Wills
Kimberley  Brayson
Onder Bakircioglu
Nicoletta Thoma  The perception of children from minorities of their rights: A case study of their education rights in Cyprus Eugenia Caracciolo di Torella
Katherine Wade
Dickson Tarnongo Disability rights and citizenship in Nigeria: to what extent will the enactment of the Nigerian disability act, 2018 and the accession of the Nigerian government to the united nation convention on the rights of persons with disabilities 2006, affect the current and future implementation of citizens rights in Nigeria? Paolo Vargiu
Loveday Hodson
Oluwabusayo Wuraola The Implications of the Grant of Legal Personhood to Natural Entities in New Zealand and The United States of America

Joe Wills
Stephen Riley
Stefano Bertea

International Law

Name Title/topic Supervisor(s)
Shirley Llain Arenilla  The right to a legal identity of children born to foreign parents in South America Bernard Ryan
Alan Desmond 
Harry Brown III

Legal Framework for Fully Autonomous Weapons (LFAWS)

Katja Ziegler
Liz Wicks
Valentina Dimitriou  The effect of repeatedly appointed arbitrators to the evolution of international investment law Tony Cole
Rossana Deplano
Claiton Fyock
International Law and Foreign Direct Investment: Transitioning States and Law’s Impact on the Movement of Capital
Paolo Vargiu
Vidya Kumar
Andrea Harrison  Legal reviews and judicial oversight in non-international armed conflicts Katja Ziegler
Onder Bakircioglu 
Ahmed Hasan
The international Carriage of Goods by Sea Conventions: A Comparative Study of the burden of proof of the exercise of due diligence
Ben Adodo
Masood Ahmed 
Imrana Iqbal An Interpretive Approach for the “Reserved Domain” -- to remedy Statelessness Bernard Ryan
Alan Desmond
Maria Kazamia Assessing the international customary law status of the three-step maritime delimitation test and the influence of case-law on customary international law formation Rossana Deplano
Katja Ziegler
Char-Lee Lewis A Critical study on the rights afforded to female victims of intimate partner violence in Jamaica from the Victim’s perspectives Loveday Hodson
Troy Lavers
Alethea Lucas Intelligence Collection in International Law: The Conceivability of a Lex Specialis Onder Bakircioglu
Vidya Kumar
Ed bates
George Revel International law and the operation of the right to self-determination on the creation of states Troy Lavers
Kelly Staples (Politics and International Relations)
Mohamed Salim  A comparative analysis of the application of international law to protect internally displaced persons in Kenya, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, Somalia and South-Sudan by the African Union Eki Omorogbe
Rossana Deplano 
Dickson Tarnongo Disability rights and citizenship in Nigeria: to what extent will the enactment of the Nigerian disability act, 2018 and the accession of the Nigerian government to the united nation convention on the rights of persons with disabilities 2006, affect the current and future implementation of citizens rights in Nigeria? Paolo Vargiu
Loveday Hodson
Mary-Justine Todd Women’s Rights, Animal Ethics and Ecofeminism: An intersectional examination of Arab power structures from Pre-Islamic tribal practices, to modern Bahraini law Joe Wills
Kimberley  Brayson
Onder Bakircioglu
Oluwabusayo Wuraola The Implications of the Grant of Legal Personhood to Natural Entities in New Zealand and The United States of America

Joe Wills
Stephen Riley
Stefano Bertea

Yavuz Yildiz  The underlying trends influencing the (birth of the?) “Unwilling or Unable” doctrine and its wider implications Onder Bakircioglu
Katja Ziegler 

Law and Theory

Name Title/topic Supervisor(s)
Thuy Duong (Alissa) Pham  Building legal competency: The role of legal culture in developing public legal education
Dawn Watkins
Christian Morgner (Media and Communications)  
Claiton Fyock
International Law and Foreign Direct Investment: Transitioning States and Law’s Impact on the Movement of Capital
Paolo Vargiu
Vidya Kumar
Carley Lightfoot
Animals, Sentience and Justice: An Analysis of the Legal Status of Animals in UK Law, and the Application of Justice to Animals
Joe Wills
Liz Wicks
Oluwabusayo Wuraola The Implications of the Grant of Legal Personhood to Natural Entities in New Zealand and The United States of America

Joe Wills
Stephen Riley
Stefano Bertea

Medico-legal

Name Title/topic Supervisor(s)
Jasmine Blow Must the relatives be told? Legal and ethical issues in relation to the non-disclosure of genetic information by healthcare professionals to relatives. Tracey Elliott
Liz Wicks
Carley Lightfoot
Animals, Sentience and Justice: An Analysis of the Legal Status of Animals in UK Law, and the Application of Justice to Animals
Joe Wills
Liz Wicks
Rachel Lim A Regulated Market for Organs?  A Comparative Analysis on Commodification, Risk and the Law in Living Organ Donation & Gestational Surrogacy Tracey Elliott
Katherine Wade
Shweta Luthra  Considering the consequences for mentally disordered defendants in India and England Sally Kyd
Tracey Elliott 
Kulsum Patel The End of Life, Islam and the Law Liz Wicks
Peter Cumper
Gunjan Sharma Mental Health Act 1983: Autonomy vs Welfare. Exploring the implementation of the UN CRPD on UK mental health law Tracey Elliott
Liz Wicks

Private Law

Name Title/topic Supervisor(s)
Marcelo Henrique Andrade  The duty to mitigate loss in Brazil François du Bois
Nicky Jackson 
Victoria Ball  Private law protection methods such as the tort of conversion and the protection of digital assets and intangibles Martin George
François du Bois 
Sari Brice To what extent does UK labour law prevent and tackle mental health in the teaching profession? Pascale Lorber 
Lisa Rodgers
Imrana Iqbal An Interpretive Approach for the “Reserved Domain” -- to remedy Statelessness Bernard Ryan
Alan Desmond
Amit Jamsandekar
The Indian Trade Marks Act – A Comparative Analysis
Alison Slade
Barbara Bogusz
Coleen Lewis  A critical and comparative analysis of the cyber defamation laws in England, USA and Australia, and considering proposals for reform of the Jamaican Defamation Act John Hartshorne
Peter Cumper
Tajeldin Mukhtar The Principle of Autonomy and The Applicable Law on Documentary Credits: A comparative study between Libyan, Egyptian and English laws Ben Adodo
Janet Ulph 
Iain Potter  The Bwllfa principle and the extent to which risk and uncertainty should be reflected in the quantum of pre-trial and post-trial damages Mark Hsiao
Ben Adodo 
Ayesha Shakil  The introduction of the good faith notion in English law: why and why not? François du Bois
Nicky Jackson 
Craig Wright
Bitcoin: The international commercial and Tax implications of Bitcoin as money. An international law comparative analysis.
Ben Adodo
Peter Jaffey
Oluwabusayo Wuraola The Implications of the Grant of Legal Personhood to Natural Entities in New Zealand and The United States of America

Joe Wills
Stephen Riley
Stefano Bertea