UCL Faculty of Laws


Professor Paul S Davies honoured with Philip Leverhulme Prize

19 October 2020

Professor Paul S Davies is one of four UCL academics honoured with a prestigious 2020 Philip Leverhulme Prize, in recognition of the international impact and exceptionally promising potential of their research.

Professor Paul S Davies

We are delighted to share that Professor Paul S Davies (Professor of Commercial Law at UCL Faculty of Laws) has received a 2020 Philip Leverhulme Prize for his work on private law of England and Wales, with a particular focus on commercial law. The prize will allow him to concentrate on substantial research projects concerning the limits of contract law and overlapping claims and remedies in private law.

Professor Davies is one of four UCL academics - Dr Hernán Burbano (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment), Dr Emily Dawson (UCL Science & Technology Studies), and Dr Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite (UCL History) - who have each received a Philip Leverhulme Prize from the Leverhulme Trust. The prizes are worth £100,000 and can be spread over a two- or three-year period.

Philip Leverhulme Prizes have been awarded annually since 2001 in commemoration of the contribution to the work of the Trust made by Philip Leverhulme, the Third Viscount Leverhulme and grandson of William Hesketh Lever, the founder of the Trust.

Each year, up to 30 UK university researchers from different academic disciplines are selected to receive a Philip Leverhulme Prize. The disciplines change annually and in 2020, prizes were awarded to researchers in Biological Sciences; History; Law; Mathematics and Statistics; Philosophy and Theology; Sociology and Social Policy.

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