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Durham Law School


Dr Ronán Feehily

Honorary Fellow in Durham Law School

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Dr Ronán Feehily is Honorary Fellow of Commercial Law at Durham University. He originally joined Durham Law School as a Lecturer in Commercial law, lecturing Trusts and Equity to LLB students and International Commercial Dispute Resolution to LLM students as well as serving as Deputy Chair of the LLM Board of Examiners and Admissions Officer for the LLM programme. He previously lectured at a number of institutions and practiced as a commercial lawyer for a number of years.

Dr Feehily completed degrees in commerce and law at the National University of Ireland, Galway, a postgraduate diploma in arbitration at University College Dublin, a Masters degree in law at Trinity College Dublin and a postgraduate certificate in academic practice at Durham University. He also completed a Masters in Business Administration at the Graduate Business School, University College Dublin following the completion of his PhD in commercial law at the University of Cape Town.

Dr Feehily is a qualified solicitor in Ireland, England and Wales and is a CEDR Accredited Mediator. He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. In addition to lecturing on the International Commercial Chartered Resolution LLB and LLM Modules, Dr Feehily is Legal Counsel with a global technology company.

Research Interests

Dr Feehily's research interests are primarily in the commercial field, focusing in particular on alternative commercial dispute resolution and corporate governance. He has published a number of articles in academic and professional journals dealing specifically with commercial mediation. Dr Feehily is a member of the Editorial Board of Frontiers of Legal Research, an academic journal published by the Canadian Academy of Oriental and Occidental Culture and the Canadian Research and Development Centre of Sciences and Cultures, based in Quebec, Canada.

Teaching Areas

  • International Commercial Dispute Resolution (LLB)
  • International Commercial Dispute Resolution (LLM)


Journal papers: academic