Dr. Victoria Barnes

Researcher, Coordinator of the Research Field ‘Legal Transfer in the Common Law World’

Main Focus

Victoria Barnes works on commercial law and the regulation of business in the United Kingdom and United States using a transnational and comparative framework. Her current research employs both quantitative and qualitative methodologies to explore the use of contracts as a way of restraining factors, agents and corporate management in the nineteenth century. She focuses on the development of common law doctrine as a force which influenced the evolution of contractual rights and drafting of particular clauses.


Curriculum Vitae

Victoria Barnes was born in the United Kingdom in 1988. She read Law and History at the University of the West of England (2010). She completed an MA (Res) in Legal History at the University of Reading (2011). She holds a PhD, which was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, from the University of Reading (2015).

She lectured at the University of the West of England (2011-4), University of Reading (2012-5), and Henley Business School (2014-5) where she taught across the disciplines of law, history, and business. She also held a fellowship at Georgetown University Law Center (2016).

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