Email Address: Kate.Bracegirdle@sheffield.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)114 222 6866
Room No: EF17
After studying at the University of Leicester and at Nottingham Law School, I trained as a solicitor with a large regional firm, practising in Commercial Litigation until 2002. I left to undertake an LLM at the University of Birmingham and was appointed to my current post from September 2003.
- LLM, University of Birmingham;
- Diploma in Legal Practice, Nottingham Law School;
- LLB (Law with French), University of Leicester.
Teaching and Learning
In semester 1, I teach seminars in Contract Law. I also co-ordinate and teach on the Law of Restitution module in semester 2. This module builds on, and complements, the knowledge gained in the Contract Law module, as well as those in Torts and Property Law. It also introduces students to some legal claims and remedies which are fundamental to an understanding and practice of commercial law.
Modules I teach are:
|The Law of Restitution (Convenor)|
|Law of Contract|
My research interests lie in the law of unjust enrichment and in restitution more generally. Most recently I have been researching how the law of restitution may be employed as a response to slavery and forced labour, both historic and modern-day.
Member of the Institute of Commercial Law Studies.
Bracegirdle, K. (2012) Restitution as a Legal Strategy. In Fernne Brennan and John Packer (eds), Colonialism, Slavery, Reparations and Trade: Remedying the ‘Past’? Routledge
Bracegirdle, K. (2007) Mistake in Contract Law and in Unjust Enrichment. In P. Giliker (ed.) Re-examining Contract and Unjust Enrichment: Anglo-Canadian Perspectives Martinus Nijhoff
Bracegirdle, K. (2005) Subrogation to a Security: Cheltenham & Gloucester –v- Appleyard  LMCLQ 140
Recent Invited Papers and Keynote Lectures
In November 2008 I presented a paper on Restitution for Historic Slavery to a Conference entitled ‘Colonialism, Slavery, Reparations and Trade: Remedying the "Past"' at the School of Oriental and African Studies.