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Dr Ewan McGaughey joined King’s as a full time lecturer in private law in 2014, after working part-time during doctoral research since 2008. He holds degrees from King’s, the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and the London School of Economics, and has taught at UCL. He is also a research associate at the University of Cambridge, Centre for Business Research. He was a Visiting Scholar at University of California, Berkeley in summer 2016.

Research interests

Ewan’s core research interests are economic and social rights, particularly in the governance of enterprises. He specialises in corporate law, insolvency, pensions and institutional investment, labour law, private law, law and economics, and legal history, in the Commonwealth, the European Union and the United States. He is particularly interested in law’s social role, and its consequences for equality, fairness and justice.

All papers are freely downloadable from SSRN.

For more information on Dr McGaughey's research, visit our research portal.


  • Principles of enterprise governance
  • Contracts
  • Constitutional and administrative law
  • Labour law
  • European Union law
  • Trusts
  • Land law
  • Corporate and insolvency law