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Professor Richard Hooley

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In 2003 Professor Hooley took up his Chair at King’s College London, where he teaches Commercial Banking Law on the LLM and contract law and commercial law on the LLB.

Research interests

Professor Hooley’s research interests lie in the fields of contract, commercial and banking law. He is probably best known for his work in the areas of payment and payment systems. He is particularly interested in the issues thrown up by new forms of electronic payment and the way that the courts have used principles of English common law to deal with them. In a similar manner, he is interested in the way that English commercial law had adapted to modern business practices and the needs of the mercantile community.

Selected publications
  • R Hooley, 'Implied Terms after Belize Telecom', Cambridge Law Journal, 2014 (forthcoming)
  • R Hooley, ‘Controlling contractual discretion’ [2013] CLJ (March issue)
  • R Hooley, ‘Banking law’, Ch 14 of A Burrows (ed), English Private Law (3rd ed, 2013, Oxford University Press, Oxford), 801-842
  • R Hooley, ‘Bills of exchange and banking’, Ch 34 of H Beale et al (eds), Chitty on Contracts (First supplement, 31st ed, 2013, Sweet & Maxwell, London), Vol II, pp 180-193
  • R Hooley, ‘Bills of exchange and banking’, Ch 34 of H Beale et al (eds), Chitty on Contracts (31st ed, 2012 Sweet & Maxwell, London), Vol II, pp 293-564
  •  R Hooley, ‘Security, security trusts and the amendment of syndicated credit agreements: lessons from Australia’ [2012] LMCLQ 145-171
  •  R Hooley, ‘Release provisions in intercreditor agreements’ [2012] JBL 213-234

View full list of Professor Hooley’s publications.



  •  Elements of the Law of Contract
  •  Commercial Law


  •  Commercial Banking Law
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