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Professor Ken Oliphant

Professor Ken Oliphant

Professor Ken Oliphant
BA, BCL(Oxon)

Professor of Tort Law

Deputy Head of School

Office 5.71
Wills Memorial Building,
Queens Road, Clifton BS8 1RJ
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 954 5347

Research summary

Ken Oliphant pursues research on a wide-ranging set of topics relating to English, European and comparative tort law, and compensation for incapacity. His current research projects include the following:

  • A Socio-Legal Analysis of Personal Injury Claims (principal investigator). This externally funded project, conducted on behalf of the Institute for European Tort Law (ETL), breaks new ground by applying a sociological approach to the analysis of the personal injury claims process in three contrasting European countries. It seeks to establish how applicable norms found in legal texts are translated into practice and to subject the transformations that occur to critical analysis ...

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Biography

Ken Oliphant joined the University of Bristol Law School in 2006 and was appointed Professor of Tort Law in 2008. From 2009 to 2013, while on extended leave from the Law School, he was Director of the Institute for European Tort Law in the Austrian Academy of Sciences. He previously held faculty positions at King’s College London (1988-99) and Cardiff University (1999-2006). He pursues research on a wide-ranging set of topics relating to English, European and comparative tort law, and compensation for incapacity. He is the joint author of Tort Law: Text & Materials, 6th edn, Oxford University Press, 2013 (with Mark Lunney ...

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Selected publications

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