Professor Hugh Beale

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Professor Hugh Beale

Senior Research Fellow

Commercial Law Centre

Hugh Beale (Senior Research Fellow at the Commercial Law Centre) is Professor of Law at the University of Warwick and Visiting Professor at the University of Oxford. He was a Law Commissioner from 2000-2007. He is the General Editor of Chitty on Contracts (32nd ed., 2015) and has published widely on contract law, including Remedies for Breach of Contract (1980); (ed., with W. D. Bishop and M. P. Furmston) Contract Cases and Materials (5th ed., 2007); and Mistake and Non-disclosure of Facts: Models for English Contract Law (2012). He also writes on secured transactions (with M Bridge, L Gullifer and E Lomnicka, Law of Security and Title-based Financing (2nd ed, 2012), and is a member of the Secured Transactions Law Reform project.

He was a member of the Commission on European Contract Law 1987-2000, of the Study Group on a European Civil Code and of the Group of Experts called upon to draft the Feasibility Study for a Common European Sales Law. Among his publications on European contract law, he is an editor (with B Fauvarque-Cosson, J Rutgers, D Tallon and S Vogenauer) of Casebooks on the Common Law of Europe: Contract Law (2nd ed, 2010).