Kent Law School

Critical perspectives research led teaching



Following a six-year stint as Head of the Law School, I am currently working as Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences. 

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Also view these in the Kent Academic Repository

Wightman, J. (1998). "Negligent Valuers and a Drop in the Property Market: the Limits of the Expectation Loss Principle". Modern Law Review 61.
Wightman, J. (1998). 'Nuisance - the Environmental Tort? Hunter v Canary Wharf in the House of Lords'. Modern Law Review.
Book section
Wightman, J. (2003). Beyond Custom: Contract, Contexts, and the Recognition of Implicit Understandings. in: Campbell, D., Collins, H. and Wightman, J. eds. Implicit Dimensions of Contract. Oxford: Hart Publishing, pp. 143-186.
Wightman, J. and Jackson, N. (2003). Spatial Dimensions of Private Law. in: Holder, J. and Harrison, C. eds. Current Legal Issues 2002: Law and Geography. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 35-64.
McGillivray, D. and Wightman, J. (1997). 'Private Rights, Public Interests and the Environment. in: Hayward, T. and O'Neill, J. eds. Justice, Property and the Environment: Social and Legal Perspectives. Aldershot: Ashgate, pp. 144-160.
Wightman, J. (1997). Contract and economic organisation - Campbell,D, Jones,PV. Journal of Law and Society [Online] 24:450-458. Available at:
Wightman, J. (1997). Exploring the boundaries of contract - Halson,R. Journal of Law and Society [Online] 24:450-458. Available at:
Total publications in KAR: 7 [See all in KAR]
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My research interests lie primarily in the areas of theory, history, and empirical work relating to private law, especially tort and contract.  Projects I am working on include unconscionability and relational contract theory, and the basis of the liability of public bodies. 

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