John Wightman



Academic career

John Wightman became Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences in 2010, following six years as Head of Kent Law School.


Also view these in the Kent Academic Repository


  • Wightman, J. (1998). 'Nuisance - the Environmental Tort? Hunter v Canary Wharf in the House of Lords'. Modern Law Review.
  • Wightman, J. (1998). "Negligent Valuers and a Drop in the Property Market: the Limits of the Expectation Loss Principle". Modern Law Review 61.

Book section

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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]