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)
Sheriff Abiodum Adesanya  Good Regulation and Convergence in the Nigerian Telecommunications Sector 
Cosmo Graham
Maribel Canto-Lopez
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 
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 
Onyeka Nwoha  A legal research on the effectiveness of the regulation of whistle-blowing in Nigerian companies Ben Adodo
Horace Yeung 
W M Pardi
Displaced Pendulum of the Workplace Privacy:
Finding the Equilibrium Between the Rights of Employers, Employees and Affected Persons
Lisa Rodgers 
Alison Slade
Ed bates
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 
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 Steven Cammiss 
Onder Bakircioglu 
Jennifer Armstrong  The issue of prior record as a consideration in sentencing in Canada Steven Cammiss
Veronique Voruz 
Victoria Beckett  Animal rights activists and state identities in the criminal justice system Steven Cammiss
Joe Wills 
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 
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 
Cosmo Graham
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  Legal aspects of the mechanism for settling disputes in the UK and Nigerian electricity markets: A Comparative Study of the challenges, strategies and possible future directions  Pablo Cortés
Maribel Canto-Lopez
Anna Kyprianou Spiliakou  Arbitration and courts: An inseparable relationship 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 
W M Pardi
Displaced Pendulum of the Workplace Privacy:
Finding the Equilibrium Between the Rights of Employers, Employees and Affected Persons
Lisa Rodgers 
Alison Slade
Ed bates
Nicholas Staley How do employment law and human rights act in police employment, what are the ramifications and what alternative ECHR compatible frameworks are there for regulating and controlling police employment? Pascale Lorber
Oxana Golynker
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 Supervisor(s)
Amit Jamsandekar
The Indian Trade Marks Act – A Comparative Analysis
Alison Slade
Barbara Bogusz
Nicholas Staley How do employment law and human rights act in police employment, what are the ramifications and what alternative ECHR compatible frameworks are there for regulating and controlling police employment? Pascale Lorber
Oxana Golynker

Human Rights

Name Title/topic Supervisor(s)
Shaimaa Ragab Hassan Abdelkarim  Drafting the middle: a revival of contingency of rights on the ground Loveday Hodson
Joe Wills 
Claire Bessant  The changing perceptions of family law Mandy Burton
John Hartshorne 
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 
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 
W M Pardi
Displaced Pendulum of the Workplace Privacy:
Finding the Equilibrium Between the Rights of Employers, Employees and Affected Persons
Lisa Rodgers 
Alison Slade
Ed bates
Kulsum Patel The End of Life, Islam and the Law Liz Wicks
Peter Cumper
Cristina Saenz Perez  Mutual Recognition in EU Criminal law: Fostering Integration or Hindering Fundamental Rights?’  Adam Cygan
Katja Ziegler 
Nicholas Staley How do employment law and human rights act in police employment, what are the ramifications and what alternative ECHR compatible frameworks are there for regulating and controlling police employment? Pascale Lorber
Oxana Golynker
Nicoletta Thoma  The perception of children from minorities of their rights: A case study of their education rights in Cyprus Eugenia Caracciolo di Torella
Anna Carline 
Daniel Weston  A conceptual analysis of ‘Freedom of Expression’: An inquiry into vagueness Stefano Bertea
Peter Cumper 
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
Stavroula Kalopsidiotou  Regional Organisations and Humanitarian Use of Force: Towards Unilateral Enforcement Rights? Eki Omorogbe
Rossana Deplano 
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 
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 
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
Steven Cammiss 
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)
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
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

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
Mavis Ku  “Core Values” and management of museum collections: An analysis of the legal and ethical guidance provided to English and Taiwanese museums Janet Ulph
Stephen Riley
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