Eva Lomnicka

Eva Lomnicka


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    United Kingdom

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Research interests

Professor Lomnicka's research interests lie in financial services regulation and consumer credit law, as reflected in her principal publications. She has been co-editor (with Professor Guest) of Sweet and Maxwell's Encyclopedia of Consumer Credit for over 30 years and of Sweet and Maxwell's Encyclopedia of Financial Services Law since 1986. She is also co-author of Ellinger's Modern Banking Law (5th edition in preparation). She also contributes chapters to Chitty on Contracts (Chapter 38: Credit and Security), Palmer’s Company Law (Part 11: Investor Protection) and Benjamin’s Sale of Goods (Chapter 24: Export Credit Guarantees).

Most recently she collaborated with Professors Beale, Bridge and Ms Gullifer on a new OUP book "The Law of Personal Property Security".




  • Company Law


  • Regulation of Financial Services: Part 1
  • Regulation of Financial Services: Part 2

Research interests (short)

Financial services; consumer credit law.

Biographical details

Eva Lomnicka obtained an MA and LLB from Cambridge University, qualified as a barrister and then came to King’s as a lecturer in 1975. She became professor in 1993.

She has been an expert on the UK's delegation to UNCITRAL's Convention on Receivables Financing (Vienna and New York, 1997-2001) and has sat on the DTI's Consumer Credit Steering Group reviewing consumer credit law which led to the Consumer Credit Bill 2006. Until recently she was a trustee of Money Advice Trust, a charity concerned with the provision of free debt advice.

Professor Lomnicka is on the editorial board of a number of journals, including the Journal of Business Law and Company Lawyer. She is also Treasurer and on the Advisory Board of the Financial Services Lawyers Association. 

She is also a practising barrister (at 4 New Square Chambers) with an advisory practice in consumer credit and financial regulation. She is a Bencher of the Middle Temple.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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