Mr Thomas Boardman-weston
Tom graduated in July 2010 from the University of Durham with an LL.B. (2:1, Hons). He returned to Durham Law School in October 2010 to begin reading for his Master of Jurisprudence (M.Jur) as a postgraduate research student.
During his undergraduate degree he took a particular interest in the interaction between corporate bodies and the state, and the history and evolution of the law. He was also the top-scoring member of the successful Durham Jessup Moot Team (2010), which ranked 6th in the United Kingdom and top for an undergraduate team.
Tom is currently under the supervision of Mr. Chris Riley and Prof. Christian Witting, undertaking research on the history of 'chartered status' for companies, and the history of commercial regulation more generally, with particular interest in the role of Livery Companies and the interaction between the Crown and regulation.
This area of the law seems to be one often ignored by scholars, with no comprehensive study being performed for over 100 years. It is the aim of this work to analyse the use of 'chartered' status historically, and to combine this with a more general overview of the types of regulation present in the country over time. It is hoped to conclude this work with a brief look forward as to how past trends can affect future performance, and what can be learned, by both bodies corporate and states from their historical interaction.
Tom also has an interest in the use of the death penalty, particularly in the USA, and performs research for a private think-tank in this area.
- Corporate Governance
- Corporate Law
- Human Rights and Death Penalty Law.
- Legal History
- Theories of Company Law