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Jeffrey Thomson

Lecturer in Law

The City Law School, Academic Programmes

Contact Information

Contact

Postal Address

City, University of London
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB
United Kingdom

About

Overview

Jeffrey is a Lecturer in Law. His research focuses on English commercial law in the early-modern period. His PhD thesis examines marine insurance law in England in the seventeenth and early-eighteenth centuries. He also writes on modern English contract, maritime, insurance and tort law issues.

Jeffrey teaches contract law and tort law at The City Law School.

Previously, Jeffrey qualified and practised as a barrister (England and Wales) in the area of commercial disputes, specifically insurance and reinsurance, shipping and international trade.

Qualifications

  1. Maîtrise en droit privé, Université de Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne), France, Sep 1999 – May 2003
  2. LLB, King's College London, United Kingdom, Sep 1999 – May 2003
  3. BCom, McGill University, Canada, Sep 1996 – Apr 1999

Employment

  1. Supervisor in Tort Law, Fitzwilliam and Trinity Colleges, Cambridge, Oct 2015 – May 2017
  2. Senior associate (barrister), Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, Nov 2011 – Sep 2014
  3. Senior associate (barrister), Barlow Lyde & Gilbert LLP, Apr – Oct 2011
  4. Visiting tutor, King's College London, Oct 2007 – May 2008
  5. Barrister (self-employed), Hardwicke, Aug 2006 – Apr 2011
  6. Visiting lecturer, King's College London, Oct 2003 – May 2004

Memberships of professional organisations

  1. Supporting member, London Maritime Arbitrators Association
  2. Member, Chartered Insurance Institute

Languages

French (can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review).

Publications

Chapter

  1. Thomson, J. and Clark, J. (2010). Exclusions of liability. In Thomas, R. (Ed.), The carriage of goods by sea under the Rotterdam Rules (pp. 141–162). London: Lloyd's List Law. ISBN 978-1-84311-893-0.

Conference papers and proceedings (3)

  1. Thomson, J. (2017). Some Early-Modern Readings on Usury. London Legal History Seminar 15 December, IALS / University of London.
  2. Thomson, J. Merchant practices and understandings relating to marine insurance and the common law before Lord Mansfield. British Legal History Conference 2017 London.
  3. Thomson, J. Observing a dying tradition: John Vincent's Reading at Gray's Inn, 1668/9, on the Merchants' Assurances Act 1601. American Society for Legal History Annual Meeting 2016 Toronto.

Journal articles (6)

  1. Thomson, J. (2018). No limit to the scope of doctors' liability for failures to warn? Journal of Professional Negligence, 34(2), pp. 96–100.
  2. Thomson, J. (2017). SAAMCO REVISITED. The Cambridge Law Journal, 76(03), pp. 476–480. doi:10.1017/S000819731700071X.
  3. Thomson, (2017). John Vincent's Reading at Gray's Inn, 1668/9, on the Merchants' Assurances Act 1601. Journal of Legal History, 38(3), pp. 308–333. doi:10.1080/01440365.2017.1388001.
  4. Thomson, J. (2010). Insurance [comment on Goldsmith Williams v Travelers]. Journal of Business Law, (4), pp. 363–370.
  5. Thomson, J. (2010). Review of Professional Indemnity Insurance, by Mark Cannon QC and Brendan McGurk. Journal of Business Law, (8), pp. 751–753.
  6. Thomson, J. (2009). Material changes in risk, or the importance of functioning sprinklers: Ansari v New India Assurance Ltd. Journal of Business Law, (5), pp. 508–514.

Other Activities

Online articles (5)

  1. Clarity on broker changes. (2013). Insurance Day
  2. The due diligence proviso — is simple negligence enough? (2012). Insurance Day Co-authored with C Zavos
  3. Reliance on AIS blinds ferry master to safety risk. (2011). Lloyd's List
  4. Yeganeh ruling adds fuel to fraudulent claims fire. (2010). Insurance Day Co-authored with D Pliener
  5. Golden Victory has long-term consequences. (2007). Lloyd's List Co-authored with J Passmore