Duncan Fairgrieve is a leading comparative lawyer, holding a position as professor of law as well as practicing as a French and English lawyer. He has published extensively in his field of expertise including over 20 books, and appears regularly in the media on issues relating to the law and also international relations.
He is an expert in comparative, European, and international law and is a prolific author, having written over 20 books, and dozens of journal articles published in leading law journals worldwide. He is a regular media commentator on themes relating to international and domestic legal issues, the justice system, constitutional matters and international relations, including Brexit and European affairs.
He also undertakes policy work in areas such as access to justice and technology and the law, and during the coronavirus pandemic has undertaken high-profile work on the acceptability of Covid-19 vaccines, working with an interdisciplinary group of experts in the field.
In his work as a legal scholar, Duncan Fairgrieve is a leading comparative lawyer, with research interests spanning both private and public law issues. He has a specific expertise in comparative law of obligations (in particular product liability and the law of torts), comparative administrative law (with a particular interest in state liability), and international dispute resolution / litigation topics (comparative civil procedure, collective redress, litigation funding) as well as comparative law methodology. He was educated at King’s College London, Oxford University and the Sorbonne, Université de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.
The Global Class Actions and Mass Torts Conference is a prestigious international event that focuses on the concept of collective redress, which refers to legal mechanisms that allow a large group of individuals who have suffered similar harm or injury to pursue their claims together as a single entity.