Professor Louise Gullifer KC

Professor Louise Gullifer KC

Practice Overview

Professor Louise Gullifer KC (Hon) FBA is Rouse Ball Professor of English Law at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. She is an associate member of 3VB, where she practiced for a number of years, and a Bencher of Gray’s Inn. From 1994-97 she was a Fellow of Brasenose College, Oxford.

She teaches and writes extensively in all areas of commercial and financial law, especially secured transactions and financial collateral, intermediated securities, set-off and personal property. She is the editor of Goode and Gullifer on Legal Problems of Credit and Security and has co-authored a number of books on commercial law and debt financing, including two co-edited volumes on intermediated securities She is currently co-director of a project on digital assets, and is writing and editing a series of books on secured transactions law and reform around the world, of which the most recent is a volume on Asia. She has acted as an expert witness in cases concerning set-off, intermediated securities and insolvency law.

She was the founding director of the Commercial Law Centre at Harris Manchester College, Oxford, and executive director of the Secured Transaction Law Reform Project, as well as the Oxford academic lead of the Cape Town Convention Academic Project. She was the UK delegate to both UNCITRAL (working group VI) during its work on secured transactions, and is one of the UK delegates to the UNIDROIT conferences on the Cape Town Convention, as well as a member of a number of UNIDROIT working groups. She is a member of of the International Insolvency Institute and the International Academy of Commercial and Consumer Law.

Winner: UK Bar Awards 2023
The Lawyer Awards 2022: Chambers of the Year