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Professor James Davey 

Professor of Contract and Commercial Law

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Professor James Davey is Professor within Southampton Law School at the University of Southampton.

James Davey joined Southampton Law School in 2014 His research and teaching interests lie in contract and commercial law generally. He notably harbours a strong interest in the Law and Economics of insurance, a strong field of study in the US but not generally intensively considered in the UK where insurance law research tends to be centred on contract law.

Research interests

His current research focuses on the shape of insurance regulation in the UK and US, in light of the lessons from behavioural economics, and on challenges to the draconian forfeiture rule for fraudulent claims.

Affiliate research groups

Institute of Maritime Law, Insurance Law Research Group

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  • Davey, M., Davey, J., & Caplin, O. (Accepted/In press). Marine war risks. (4th ed.) (LLoyd's Shipping Law Library). London: Informa.

Book Chapters



Working Papers

Contract Law LAWS1015
Insurance Contract Law LAWS3088
Insurance Law LAWS6099

Professor James Davey
Southampton Law School, Building 4 University of Southampton Highfield Southampton SO17 1BJ UK

Room Number: 4/2027

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