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Paddy Ireland

Professor of Law

Kent Law School


Paddy's research interests include

  • Historical development of company law
  • Corporate governance and theory
  • Law and neoliberalism
  • Critical legal theory

Major research project

History of English Company Law and Neoliberalism.

Research Areas:
Critical Commercial Law and Business Law and Regulation, Law and Political Economy, Legal Theories and Philosophy

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Also view these in the Kent Academic Repository

Ireland, P. (2011). Law and the Neoliberal Vision: Financial Property, Pension Privatization and the Ownership Society. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly 62:1-32.
Ireland, P. (2010). Limited Liability, Rights of Control and the Problem of Corporate Irresponsibilty. Cambridge Journal of Economics [Online] 34:837-856.
Ireland, P. (2009). Financialization and Corporate Governance. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly 60:15-34.
Book section
Ireland, P. and Pillay, R.G. (2009). Corporate Social Responsibility in a Neoliberal Age. in: Utting, P. and Marques, J. C. eds. Corporate Social Responsibility and Regulatory Governance. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 77-104.
Showing 4 of 24 total publications in KAR. [See all in KAR]
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Undergraduate module

Company Law and Capitalism (LW520)
Postgraduate module

Corporate Governance (LW899)


Corporate Governance, Corporate Theory; Law and Neoliberalism.

Currently Supervising

M Mailly: MPhil "European insolvency law and group companies: French English interpretation of the Council Regulation No 1346/2000"

R Pillay: PhD "From rhetoric to reality: corporate social responsibility - the Mauritian perspective"

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Professional Societies



Co-director of research

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