Paul Matthews

Paul Matthews


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Research interests

Paul is mainly, but not exclusively, interested in private law. His research interests fall into five main groups: (1) trust and property law; (2) comparative law (particularly trust and property law); (3) civil litigation; (4) coroners' law; (5) the laws of the Channel Islands. Often these categories overlap, eg in relation to comparative trust law, or the trust law of Jersey, or in relation to litigation about trusts, or about coroners' inquests. 

He is able to work with materials in French, Italian, and occasionally German. He is a member of the editorial boards of a number of journals, including Trust Law International and The Jersey Law Review. In the past he has also written widely on other subjects, including restitution and criminal law.

He is currently working on a number of projects, including a new edition of Jervis on Coroners, and an introductory work on comparative property law.

Research interests (short)

International property law; international trusts law.

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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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