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Dr Ryan Cushley-Spendiff

Research student

Supervised By

Professor David Campbell

Research overview

Ryan's research interests include the following areas:

The Law of Contract (both international and domestic)

Commerical Law

Company Law

Equity and Trusts


Ryan is particularly interested in the overlap of the above areas in both legal theory and legal practice such as the overlap between company and contract law in business relations.


Thesis Outline

Ryan's thesis is on the applicability of Relational Contract Theory to English contract law. His research aims to highlight the disparity between classical contract law and commerical practice, to elucidate Relational Contract Theory, and to determine its optimal role in both law and society. In doing so, the research will further examine the jurisprudence of contract law and analyse them in light of empirical data suggesting the non-use of contract in business relations.


LLB(Hons), Lancaster University: First Class

LLM in International Business and Corporate Law, Lancaster University: Distinction

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