Kent Law School

Critical perspectives research led teaching



Iain's recent research has drawn on insights from American legal realism to analyse the ways that the rules of property, contract, and negotiable instruments shaped the structure of money and banking in England and Scotland during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. More generally, Iain's research interests include legal and economic history, monetary theory, and social and legal theory.
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Also view these in the Kent Academic Repository

Frame, I. (2015). 'Country rag merchants' and English local currencies in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. Journal of Law and Society [Online] 42:588-610. Available at:
Book section
Frame, I. (2012). Between the Public and the Private: Banking Law in 1830s England. in: Michelon, C. et al. eds. The Public in Law: Representations of the Political in Legal Discourse. Ashgate, pp. 205-218. Available at:
Frame, I. (2012). "Country rag merchants" and "octopus tentacles": an analysis of law's contribution to the creation of money in England and Wales, 1790-1844. Thesis.
Total publications in KAR: 3 [See all in KAR]
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Teaching and Supervision


  • Introduction to Obligations (LW315)
  • Law of Obligations (LW597)
  • Company Law and Capitalism (LW520)
  • Corporate Governance (LW899).


I am happy to supervise in my areas of research: please see my research pages, and contact me if you want to discuss your project.
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