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Peter Underwood

Lecturer in Law

Peter Underwood joined the University of Exeter as a Lecturer in Law in September 2021 having previously worked as a postgraduate teaching assistant from 2018-2021 whilst undertaking his PhD.

Peter’s research focusses on corporate law and governance and legal issues arising the imbalance and separation of power within modern corporations. He is also interested in the role Artificial intelligence could play in the corporate governance framework.

Prior to joining Exeter he previously worked as a legal advisor for an international consulting company working with global financial, accountancy and legal institutions specialising in compliance of contracts.

Peter is currently undertaking his PhD. The focus of this research focuses on company law and particularly in the law regulating corporate groups and whether these groups lack correlative legitimacy. Peter obtained his LL.B at Nottingham Law School and his LL.M and LPC at the University of Law in Bristol.

In 2019 he was recognised as an associate fellow of the higher education academy.

Peter is open to engaging in collaborative research in the following areas

  • Business Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Corporate Governance and Responsibly
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Artificial Intelligence and the Law

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Current working Papers

Lee, Joseph and Underwood, Peter, AI in the boardroom: let the law be in the driving seat (June 26, 2021). Available at SSRN: or

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