School of Law

Craig Rotherham

Professor of Law, Faculty of Social Sciences


Expertise Summary

Craig Rotherham arrived at Nottingham as a Reader in Law in 2002 after five years as a fellow at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. He previously taught at the University of Sussex and the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. His research principally concerns restitution, proprietary remedies and ideas of property. In addition to a number of articles and published essays, he is the author of Proprietary Remedies in Context: A Study in the Judicial Redistribution of Property Rights (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2002). He has also contributed several chapters to Hedley (ed), The Law of Restitution (London: Butterworths, 2002).

Research Summary

His research principally concerns restitution, proprietary remedies and ideas of property.

Recent Publications

Current PhD Students

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  • 2017. Property and Power: The Judicial Redistribution of Proprietary Rights. In: Private Law and Power Hart.
  • ROTHERHAM, C., 2012. Deterrence as a justification for awarding accounts of profits Oxford Journal of Legal Studies. 32(3), 537-562
  • ROTHERHAM, C., 2012. Policy and proprietary remedies: are we all formalists now Current Legal Problems. 65, 529-564
  • ROTHERHAM, C., 2010. Gain-based relief in tort after Attorney General v Blake Law Quarterly Review. 126(January), 102-130
  • ROTHERHAM, 2009. The Normative Foundations of Restitution for Wrongs: Justifying Gain-Based Relief for Nuisance. In: ROBERTSON AND TANG (EDS), ed., The Goals of Private Law Hart Publishing. 289-319 (In Press.)
  • ROTHERHAM, C., 2008. "Wrotham Park damages" and accounts of profits: compensation or restitution? Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly. 2008(1), 25-55
  • ROTHERHAM, C.I., 2007. The conceptual structure of restitution for wrongs Cambridge Law Journal. 66(1), 172-199
  • ROTHERHAM, C.I., 2004. The property rights of unmarried cohabitees: the case for reform Conveyancer and Property Lawyer. 68, 268-292
  • ROTHERHAM, C.I., 2003. Tracing misconceptions in Foskett v McKeown Restitution Law Review. 11, 57-78
  • ROTHERHAM, C.I., 2003. Property and Unjust Enrichment: A Misunderstood Relationship. In: HUDSON, ALASTAIR, ed., New Perspectives on Property Law, Obligations and Restitution (London: Cavendish, 2003) London: Cavendish. 187-202
  • ROTHERHAM, C., 2002. Proprietary remedies in context: a study in the judicial redistribution of property rights Oxford: Hart Publishing.
  • ROTHERHAM, C.I., 2002. 'Proprietary Remedies', 'Tracing', 'Recoupment', 'Contribution', 'Subrogation', 'Defences'. In: The Law of Restitution Butterworths, London, UK; Markham, Ontario, Canada.
  • ROTHERHAM, C.I., 2001. Property and Justice. In: Rights, Wrongs and Responsibilities Palgrave Macmillan Ltd, Basingstoke, UK. 148-174
  • ROTHERHAM, C., 2000. Restitution and Property Rites: Reason and Ritual in the Law of Proprietary Remedies Theoretical Inquiries in Law. VOL 1(NUMB 1), 205-231
  • ROTHERHAM,C.I., 2000. Review of J. Dietrich, Restitution: A New Perspective (Federation Press)(1998) Restitution Law Review. 8, 254-256
  • ROTHERHAM, C.I., 2000. Tracing and Distibutive Justice. In: Restitution and Bankruptcy Mansfield Press, The, Ontario, Canada. 113-133
  • ROTHERHAM,C.I., 1998. Review of S.S. Juss, Judicial Discretion and the Right to Property (Continuum International Publishing Group - Academi)(1998) Cambridge Law Journal. 57, 630-632
  • ROTHERHAM,C.I., 1998. Enrichment for Wrongs and the Autonomy of Law: Private Law as Public Morality Modern Law Review. 61, 580-588
  • ROTHERHAM,C.I., 1998. Transfers into an Overdrawn Account in Breach of Trust - The Banks' Liability for Receipt: Citadel General Assurance Co v Lloyds Bank Canada Restitution Law Review. 6, 162-165
  • ROTHERHAM, C., 1998. Conceptions of property in common law discourse Legal Studies. VOL 18(NUMBER 1), 41-58
  • ROTHERHAM,C.I., 1998. Banks' Taking Charges Over Customers' Indebtedness: BCII (no.8) Cambridge Law Journal. 57, 260-263
  • ROTHERHAM,C.I., 1998. Exercising the Right to Reject pursuant to Sale and Return Contracts Cambridge Law Journal. 57, 451-453
  • ROTHERHAM,C.I., 1997. Review of J.E. Penner, The Idea of Property in Law (Oxford: OUP)(1997) Modern Law Review. 60, 251-253
  • ROTHERHAM,C.I., 1997. The Recovery of the Profits of Wrongdoing and Priority in Insolvency: When is Proprietary Relief Justified Company Financial and Insolvency Law Review. 43-52
  • ROTHERHAM,C.I., 1997. Review of J.V. DeLong, Property Matters: How Property Rights are Under Assault and Why You Should Care (Free Press)(1997) Cambridge Law Journal. 56, 640-641
  • ROTHERHAM,C.I., 1996. Proprietary Relief for Enrichment by Wrongs: Some Realism about Property Talk University of New South Wales Law Journal. 19, 378-408
  • ROTHERHAM,C.I., 1996. Review of C. Rose, Property and Persuasion, 'Property and Persuasion: La Teoria della Proprieta Nella Recente Dottrina Statunitense' (Westview Press)(1994) Rivista Critica del Diritto Privato. 14, 196-201
  • ROTHERHAM, C.I., 1996. Property as a Boundary between the Law and Politics In: Seminar on Law and Legitimation.
  • ROTHERHAM,C.I., 1996. The Metaphysics of Tracing: Substitute of Title and Property Rhetoric Osgoode Hall Law Journal. 34, 321-354
  • ROTHERHAM,C.I., 1992. Review of G. Elias, Explaining Constructive Trusts (Oxford: Clarendon Press)(1990) Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly. 267-269
  • ROTHERHAM,C.I., 1992. The Redistributive Constructive Trust: Confounding Ownership with Obligation? Canterbury Law Review. 5, 84-100
  • ROTHERHAM,C.I., 1991. Surrogate Motherhood in New Zealand: A Survey of Existing Law and an Examination of Options for Reform Otago Law Review. 7, 426-468
  • ROTHERHAM, C.I., 1991. Restitution. In: Essays in Commercial Law 213-240
  • ROTHERHAM,C.I., 1991. Rowlands v Collow: The Demise of McLaren Maycroft or a violation of stare decisis? New Zealand Universities Law Review. 15, 106-112
  • ROTHERHAM,C.I., 1991. Baby C: An Adoption Following a Surrogacy Arrangement New Zealand Law Journal. 17-20
  • ROTHERHAM,C.I., 1991. The Contribution Interest in Quasi-Matrimonial Property Disputes Canterbury Law Review. 4, 407-428
  • ROTHERHAM,C.I., 1989. The Allocation of Remedies in Nuisance Canterbury Law Review. 4, 185-202

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