2014 PGR workshop – Manchester – 8th-9th May

Thursday, 8th May

12.00 – 13.00 Registration and Lunch

13.00 – 13.30 Welcome and introduction to the workshop

Annette Nordhausen Scholes, University of Manchester

Paula Giliker, University of Bristol

13.30 – 14.15 “Methodological Challenges of Comparative Research”

Geoffrey Samuel, University of Kent / Sciences-Po

14.15 – 15.00 “Between Doctrine and Function – Examples of Uses of Comparative Law”

Raymond Youngs, Kingston University

15.00 – 15.30 Tea and Coffee

15.30 – 17.30 Student Presentations and Group Discussion

Zhuozhen Duan, University of Hull: “A Critical Review of the Debate on Public Opinion and Judicial Impartiality in Mainland China from a Comparative Perspective”

I-Jung Lin, University of Glasgow: “Moral Rights and Equitable Remuneration in Film: Is the US or German Model Fit for Taiwan?”

Lala Ireland, University of Manchester: “A Comparative and Institutional Framework for the Analysis of Competition Law Transplants”

Dorota Galeza, University of Manchester: “The Comparison of American Antitrust and EU Competition Law in the Process of Internationalisation”

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Open to all workshop participants:

18.15 – 19.30 “Access to Justice, Social Mobility within the Legal Profession and the Role of the Supreme Court”

The Right Hon Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, President of the Supreme Court

University Place, Lecture Theatre A

20.00 Dinner, Carriage Restaurant, Chancellors Hotel & Conference Centre


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Friday, 9th May 2014


9.00-10.30 Student Presentations and Group Discussion

Francis Okanigbuan, University of Manchester: “Regulatory Framework for Takeover Regulation in the United Kingdom and Nigeria: Perspectives on Shareholder and Employees’ Protection”

María Paz Gatica, University of Edinburgh: “The Private Law of Neighbours: Principles, Rules and Factors”

Po-Yuan Chang, University of Edinburgh: “Intentionally Inflicted Mental Harm”



10.30 – 11.00 Tea and Coffee


11.00-12.30 Student Presentations and Group Discussion

Laurène Subise, University of Warwick: “Combining a Coherent Prosecution Policy with Prosecutorial Independence in France and England/Wales”

Yu Mou, University of Warwick: “Witnesses are Absent: An Empirical Study on the Dossier Based Chinese Criminal Justice System”

Rachael Ita, University of Derby: “The Margin of Appreciation Doctrine and the Living Character of the European Convention on Human Rights”

12.30 – 13.00 Group Discussion and Concluding Remarks