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Professor Peter Luxton

Emeritus Professor

School of Law and Politics


Peter Luxton has been a Professor of Law at Cardiff Law School, Cardiff University, since 2007. He had previously been Professor of Property Law at the University of Sheffield. He obtained his LLB from the University of Leicester, and his LLM and PhD from the University of London (UCL). He is also a member of the Law Society and a non-practising solicitor. He is an academic member of the Chancery Bar Association.

Peter's research is mainly in the areas of charity law, trusts, and commercial property. A second edition of his book, The Law of Charities (2001), published by Oxford University Press, to be co-authored by Nicola Evans of the Westminster law firm, Bircham Dyson Bell, is currently in progress. Peter has spoken widely about the law of charities at conferences and seminars, particularly those held by the think tank, Politeia (a forum for social and economic thinking). Peter is a member of the Advisory Editorial Board of the Charity Law and Practice Review, and is the Commercial Property section editor of the Journal of Business Law.