Dr Greg Allan

Lecturer in Law

School/Department: Law, School of

Telephone: +44 (0)116 252 2646



I joined Leicester Law School in September 2015 before which I was a lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton. I am interested in doctrinal research in equity and trusts and company law. In particular my research considers the evolution of private law principles and the interface between company law and ordinary doctrines of private law. I am also interested in common law judicial reasoning and legal history. I am the academic lead on alumni relations for Leicester Law School.


I have published in a wide range of law journals.



With Professor Stephen Griffin, 'Corporate Personality: Utilising Trust Law to Invoke the Application of the Concealment Principle' (2018) 38 Legal Studies 79-102   Open access version

'To Pierce or Not to Pierce? A Doctrinal Reappraisal of Judicial Responses to Improper Exploitation of the Corporate Form' [2018] 7 Journal of Business Law 559-583   Open access version

'The Corporate Veil and the Rise of Alter Ego Companies' (2017) 398 Company Law Newsletter 1

'AM v SS: Fraud and Flexibility' [2015] 4 Conveyancer and Property Lawyer 340-348

'Ceylon Coffee, the Comtesse and the Consignee: A Historical Reappraisal of Rochefoucauld v Boustead' (2015) 36 Journal of Legal History 43-82   Open access version,

'Once a Fraud, Forever a fraud: the Time-Honoured Doctrine of Parol Agreement Trusts' (2014) 34 Legal Studies 419-443   Open access version,

'The Secret is Out There: Searching for the Legal Justification for the Doctrine of Secret Trusts through Analysis of the Case Law' (2011) 40 Common Law World Review 311-344

'The use of Multiple-Choice Questions as a Form of Formative Assessment on an Undergraduate Law Module' (2008) 42 The Law Teacher 180-199



I am happy to consider PhD supervising PhD projects that involve doctrinal research in equity and trusts company law or legal history.


I currently teach equity and trusts and company law to LLB students.

Press and media

Equity and trusts company law or legal history.


I am a member of the Society of Legal Scholars and I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
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