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Professor Laura Macgregor

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Professor of Commercial Contract Law (Currently on Sabbatical)


Tel: +44 (0)131 650 2034


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Laura Macgregor holds the chair of Commercial Contract Law and was formerly Visiting Professor in International Commercial Law, Radboud University, Nijmegen.  Before joining Edinburgh Law School, Laura spent five years as a lecturer at the University of Glasgow.  Before becoming an academic Laura spent several years as a solicitor in practice with a major Scottish law firm in Edinburgh.

Ph.D. supervision interests

She welcomes PhD enquiries which relate generally to her fields of interest. In particular she would be interested in supervising research into agency law or contract law within Europe.

Research Interests

Laura's interests lie in the field of commercial law, specifically contract law, agency law and partnership.  Her research considers Scots law in its comparative context, both European and global. She is also interested in legal history.

Together with Danny Busch and Peter Watts, she has recently published an edited collection: "Agency Law in Commercial Practice' (2016) Oxford University Press.   In July 2013 her monograph, Agency Law in Scotland, was published by W Green (ISBN 9780414018051).

Laura is involved in several projects which focus on the study of European private law.