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Bill Davies

Head of Law

School of Law

Contact Details

email: bill.davies@worc.ac.uk

tel: 01905 542781

Qualifications

LLB, LPC, LRAM

Bill was appointed in September 2015 to start the University Of Worcester School Of Law which opened in September 2016 with its first cohort on the LLB (Hons) Law – a Qualifying Law Degree. As well as designing law programmes (such as the LLB (Hons) Law, LLB Hons) Law with Criminology and LLB (Hons) Law with Forensic Psychology, Bill has recruited an excellent law team comprising solicitors, barristers and legal academics who are all experts in their particular fields.  Bill has worked closely with many others in the wider University on the development of the Law Teaching facilities, which include a mock courtroom and worked with members of the law team to develop the University’s Legal Advice Centre.

Prior to his arrival in Worcester, Bill was at University of Greenwich where he was Programme Director of the LLB (Hons) Law Programme – and also the Greenwich LLM International and Commercial Law Programme in Hong Kong which he also set up.  Whilst at Greenwich, Bill was also heavily involved with the School of Law’s employability programme and worked with a wide variety of leading legal professionals including magic circle firms, leading sets of chambers, high ranking members of the judiciary, to set up and run a number of highly successful schemes involving mentoring, placement and internship opportunities.  Noting the fact that law students often choose to work in areas outside the legal profession, Bill also helped forge strong links with senior professionals in areas such as banking and compliance and also the police.

Bill’s back story is unconventional – a former student of Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester, Bill trained at the Royal Academy of Music before embarking on a successful career as a professional violinist. Bill played with a number of leading orchestras, including the BBC Concert Orchestra and was in the orchestra of the West End production of Les Miserable for 7 years.

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Teaching Interests

Bill’s teaching interests include Company Law, Equity & Trusts, Contract Law, Commercial Law and Banking Law.  He is the current also the module leader on the Professional Legal Skills & Ethics module on the LLB.

Research Interests

Company Law, Corporate Governance, Banking Law, Commercial Law, Contract Law.

Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies

Society of Legal Studies

Association of Law Teachers

Committee of Heads of UK Law Schools.

Publications

Publications

Who in Corporate Law is my neighbour
New Law Journal, 4 November 2016

Fulham Football Club (1987) Ltd v Richards [2010] EWHC 3111
Bus. L.R. 2011, 32(3), 54-55

A tale of two cities - the benefits of publishing the RBS Report
Citation: Bus. L.R. 2011, 32(1), 2-3

The labours of Valukas - document review and the Lehmans report
J.I.C.L.T. 2011, 6(1), 12-17

The Bank Directors’ Duties: Time for the new enlightenment?
International Journal of Private Law, Vol. 3, Nos. 1/2 2010.

Banking - what is the extent of the customer’s duty not to facilitate fraud?
Bus. L.R. 31(10), 238-242, 2009.

Entrenching provisions in the articles: The ultimate protection for the shareholder-director?
Bus. L.R, 30(8/9), 184-186, 2009.

Codified obstacles
New Law Journal, 10 October 2008.

More than the bottom line
New Law Journal, 25 July 2008.

Romalpa 30 years on – still an enigma?
Hertfordshire Law Journal 4(2), 2-23. 2006.

Conference Papers given

Evasion and Concealment in the Supreme Court – Hong Kong Management Association June 2014

The Labours of Valukas - Document Review and the Lehmans Report? - Society of Legal Scholars - Southampton 2010

The Money Laundering Regulations—University of Hertfordshire Public Lecture—June 2009

Does S.172 fulfil any useful purpose?? - University of Hertfordshire Centre for International Law—November 2008

External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities

External Examiner – Portsmouth University – LLM - Corporate Governance BPP University – LLB, Graduate LLB – Company Law, Banking Law.