LLB (Hons) (London), LLM, PhD (Aberdeen), Barrister (Lincoln's Inn)
Lecturer in Business Law
Lancaster University, UK
Dr Mukarrum Ahmed is Lecturer in Business Law at Lancaster University, UK.
Dr Ahmed's book, The Nature and Enforcement of Choice of Court Agreements: A Comparative Study (Bloomsbury Publishing) featured in Hart's prestigious Studies in Private International Law series in 2017. He is a specialist UK Editor of conflictoflaws.net, the world's foremost blog on private international law. His articles have appeared in the leading international and European law journals including the Journal of Private International Law. He has been an expert peer reviewer for Oxford University Press and the Indian Journal of International Law (Springer).
Dr Ahmed possesses a PhD in Law from the Centre for Private International Law, School of Law, University of Aberdeen where he was awarded a fully funded Doctoral Scholarship to fund his research project in Private International Law of the EU. Dr Ahmed's research project focused on the fundamental juridical nature, classification and private law enforcement of choice of forum and choice of law agreements in international commercial disputes before the English courts. As a barrister trained in the English common law tradition, he adopted a comparative law approach where the English common law of conflict of laws was considered alongside the ever burgeoning European Union private international law regime and the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements. He was a Law Tutor and Assessor in the School of Law, University of Aberdeen whilst working full time on the PhD research project.
Prior to the commencement of his doctoral studies in Aberdeen, he was a practicing Advocate at a leading commercial law firm and a Lecturer in the Conflict of Laws and Jurisprudence and Legal Theory to University of London (External) students at SZABIST Law School, Karachi, Pakistan. At this point in his career, his formal legal education consisted of the Bar Vocational Course (BVC) from the Inns of Court School of Law (Lincoln's Inn) and a Master's and Bachelor's degree in Law from City University London and the University of London respectively.
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