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Professor Rob Merkin QC

Lloyd's Professor of Commercial Law

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01392 722539

Amory 104A

Rob’s academic interests are in all areas of insurance and reinsurance law, and arbitration law, and his works include Insurance Contract Law, Reinsurance Law, Motor Insurance Law, Compendium of Insurance Law, Arnould’s Law of Marine Insurance, Law of Insurance in Hong Kong, Arbitration Law, Annotated Arbitration Act 1996 and Singapore Arbitration Law. He has also co-editor of Law of Insurance in New Zealand and Sutton's Insurance Law in Australia.

Rob is the Editor of the Journal of Business Law, the British Insurance Law Journal, the Lloyd’s Law Reports, Arbitration Law Monthly and Insurance Law Monthly. From 2005 to 2011 he served as co-editor of Legal Studies, the journal of the Society of Legal Scholars.

Rob is Honorary Professor of Law at the University of Queensland, visiting Professor at the Universities of Sydney, Hong Kong and Auckland, and Special Counsel to DLA Piper. He is past president of the British Insurance Law Association, vice-president of the International Association of Insurance Law (AIDA) and was a consultant to the English and Scottish Law Commissions for their project on the reform of insurance law. In 2009 he was Distinguished Visitor for the Singapore Academy of Law, in 2010 he was awarded a prize by the Australian Insurance Law Association for his contribution to insurance law and in 2012 he was appointed to the Hotung Fellowship by the University of Canterbury, Christchurch,  to deliver a series of lectures on earthquake insurance. In 2014 he was awarded a higher doctorate (LLD) by Cardiff University and acted as Special Adviser to the House of Lords Special Public Bills Committee on the Insurance Bill (now Act). In 2015 he was made a QC honoris causa by the Crown.  He gives regular seminars for insurance companies, brokers, insurance regulators and law firms in the UK and internationally.

Rob welcomes applications from students interested in carrying out research into insurance law and arbitration law.

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