Professor Ross Grantham

Professor - Commercial Law

School of Law
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
r.grantham@law.uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 69776

Overview

Professor Ross Grantham’s principal research interests are in the fields of corporate governance and the private law. He has published extensively in the area of the duties of company directors, as well as on matters dealing with the theoretical nature of the company and the implications of this nature for the integration of the company as a juristic entity into the general legal system. He has also published extensively on developments in the law of unjust enriched and restitution, particularly the interface between restitution and the law of property, and on the theoretical and philosophical basis of the private law.

In addition to his many articles in leading international journals, Professor Grantham is the author of a number of monographs and casebooks, and he has edited a number of collections of essays. Professor Grantham is a member of the editorial boards of a number of leading international journals.

Professor Grantham holds degrees from Oxford University, the University of Auckland and the University of Queensland, and has held senior management positions at both the University of Auckland and the University of Queensland.

Research Interests

  • Corporate governance
  • Commercial law
  • Private law theory
  • Law of Obligations
  • Regulation Theory

Qualifications

  • Certificate IV - Training and Assessment
  • Doctor of Laws, The University of Queensland
  • Master of Laws (Hons), The University of Auckland
  • Bachelor of Laws, The University of Auckland
  • Bachelor of Civil Law, Oxf.

Publications

  • Grantham, Ross and Jensen, Darryn (2018) The proper role of policy in private law adjudication. University of Toronto Law Journal, 68 2: 187-230. doi:10.3138/utlj.2017-0069

  • Grantham, Ross (2017). The privatisation of Australian corporate law. In Ron Levy, Molly O’Brien, Simon Rice, Pauline Ridge and Margaret Thornton (Ed.), New directions for law in Australia essays in contemporary law reform (pp. 27-35) Acton, ACT Australia: ANU Press. doi:10.22459/NDLA.09.2017

  • Barker, Kit and Grantham, Ross Unjust enrichment 2nd ed. Chatswood, NSW, Australia: LexisNexis Butterworths, 2017.

  • Grantham, Ross B. and Jensen, Darryn (2016) Coherence in the age of statutes. Monash University Law Review, 360-382.

  • Fairweather, Karen, O’Shea, Paul and Grantham, Ross (2016). Consumer law: paternalism, fragmentation, and centralised enforcement. In Karen Fairweather, Paul O'Shea and Ross Grantham (Ed.), Credit, consumers and the law: after the global storm (pp. 3-16) London, United Kingdom: Routledge.

  • Grantham, Ross B. (2016). The Privatisation of Australian Corporate Law. In: Australian National Law Reform Conference, Australian National University, Canberra, (). 14-15 April 2016.

  • Grantham, Ross B. (2016). The legitimacy of the company as a source of (private) power. In Kit Barker, Simone Degeling, Karen Fairweather and Ross B. Grantham (Ed.), Private law and power (pp. 239-263) Oxford: Hart Publishing.

  • Grantham, Ross (2015) The Proceduralization of Australian Corporate Law. Federal Law Review, 43 233-257.

  • Barker, Kit and Grantham, Ross Unjust enrichment. Sydney, NSW, Australia: LexisNexis Butterworths, 2008.

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • (2014) Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Featured Publications

  • Grantham, Ross and Jensen, Darryn (2018) The proper role of policy in private law adjudication. University of Toronto Law Journal, 68 2: 187-230. doi:10.3138/utlj.2017-0069

  • Grantham, Ross (2017). The privatisation of Australian corporate law. In Ron Levy, Molly O’Brien, Simon Rice, Pauline Ridge and Margaret Thornton (Ed.), New directions for law in Australia essays in contemporary law reform (pp. 27-35) Acton, ACT Australia: ANU Press. doi:10.22459/NDLA.09.2017

  • Barker, Kit and Grantham, Ross Unjust enrichment 2nd ed. Chatswood, NSW, Australia: LexisNexis Butterworths, 2017.

  • Grantham, Ross B. and Jensen, Darryn (2016) Coherence in the age of statutes. Monash University Law Review, 360-382.

  • Fairweather, Karen, O’Shea, Paul and Grantham, Ross (2016). Consumer law: paternalism, fragmentation, and centralised enforcement. In Karen Fairweather, Paul O'Shea and Ross Grantham (Ed.), Credit, consumers and the law: after the global storm (pp. 3-16) London, United Kingdom: Routledge.

  • Grantham, Ross B. (2016). The Privatisation of Australian Corporate Law. In: Australian National Law Reform Conference, Australian National University, Canberra, (). 14-15 April 2016.

  • Grantham, Ross B. (2016). The legitimacy of the company as a source of (private) power. In Kit Barker, Simone Degeling, Karen Fairweather and Ross B. Grantham (Ed.), Private law and power (pp. 239-263) Oxford: Hart Publishing.

  • Grantham, Ross (2015) The Proceduralization of Australian Corporate Law. Federal Law Review, 43 233-257.

  • Barker, Kit and Grantham, Ross Unjust enrichment. Sydney, NSW, Australia: LexisNexis Butterworths, 2008.

Book

Book Chapter

  • Grantham, Ross (2017). The privatisation of Australian corporate law. In Ron Levy, Molly O’Brien, Simon Rice, Pauline Ridge and Margaret Thornton (Ed.), New directions for law in Australia essays in contemporary law reform (pp. 27-35) Acton, ACT Australia: ANU Press. doi:10.22459/NDLA.09.2017

  • Fairweather, Karen, O’Shea, Paul and Grantham, Ross (2016). Consumer law: paternalism, fragmentation, and centralised enforcement. In Karen Fairweather, Paul O'Shea and Ross Grantham (Ed.), Credit, consumers and the law: after the global storm (pp. 3-16) London, United Kingdom: Routledge.

  • Grantham, Ross B. (2016). The legitimacy of the company as a source of (private) power. In Kit Barker, Simone Degeling, Karen Fairweather and Ross B. Grantham (Ed.), Private law and power (pp. 239-263) Oxford: Hart Publishing.

  • Grantham, Ross (2015). Company Law. In Russell, Mary-Rose and Barber, Matthew (Ed.), The Supreme Court of New Zealand 2004-2013 1st ed. (pp. 93-114) Wellington, New Zealand: Thomson Reuters.

  • Grantham, Ross B. (2014). New Zealand. In Robin Booth (Ed.), Anti Money Laundering Guide (pp. 85101-85111) London, United Kingdom: Sweet & Maxwell.

  • Grantham, Ross B. and Rickett, Charles E. F. (2008). Unjust Enrichment - Reason, Place and Content. In Charles Rickett and Ross Grantham (Ed.), Structure and Justification in Private Law: Essays for Peter Birks 1st ed. (pp. 5-18) Oxford United Kingdom: Hart Publishing.

  • Grantham, Ross (2005). The Equitable Basis of the Law of Restitution. In Simone Degeling and James Edelman (Ed.), Equity in Commercial Law (pp. 349-381) Sydney: Thomson Lawbook Company.

  • Grantham, R. and Rickett, C. E. F. (2003). Proprietary Remedies. In Rt Hon Justice Peter Blanchard (Ed.), Civil Remedies in New Zealand 1 ed. (pp. 410-447) Wellington, NZ: Thomson Brookers.

  • Grantham, R. and Rickett, C. E. F. (2003). Restitutionary remedies. In Rt Hon Justice Peter Blanchard (Ed.), Civil Remedies in New Zealand 1 ed. (pp. 364-367) NZ: Thomson Brookers.

  • Grantham, Ross B. (2002). The Doctrinal Basis of the Rights of Company Shareholders. In Company Law Writings: A New Zealand Collection (pp. 113-144) Christchurch: Canterbury University Press.

  • Grantham, Ross B. (2000). Restitution and Insolvent Companies: Honing in on Shareholders. In Rose (Ed.), Restitution and Insolvency 1st ed. (pp. 220-237) London: LLP.

  • Grantham, Ross B. and C Rickett (2000). Resulting Trusts - A rather Limited Doctrine. In Rose; Birks (Ed.), Restitution and Equity: Resulting Trusts and Equitable Compensation 1st ed. (pp. 39-61) London: LLP.

  • Grantham, Ross B. and C Rickett (1999). Property: The challenge from Restitution. In Jackson; Wilde (Ed.), Contemporary Property Law 1st ed. (pp. 3-25) Aldershot: Ashgate Dartmouth.

  • Grantham, Ross B. (1999). The Civil Law: Liability for Money Laundering; Money Laundering in New Zealand. In Rider; Nakajima (Ed.), CCH Anti Money Laundering Guide 1st ed. (pp. 85-95) London: CCH.

  • Grantham, Ross B. (1998). Commentary on Goddard. In R Grantham; C Rickett (Ed.), Corporate Personality in the 20th Century 1st ed. (pp. 65-71) Oxford: Hart Publishing.

  • Grantham, Ross B. and C Rickett (1998). The Bootmaker's Legacy to Company Law Doctrine. In R Grantham; C Rickett (Ed.), Corporate Personality in the 20th Century 1st ed. (pp. 1-11) Oxford: Hart Publishing.

  • Grantham, Ross B. (1996). The Impact of Equitable Doctrines on Priorities. In C Rickett (Ed.), Essays on Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency 1st ed. (pp. 248-262) Wellington: Brooker's.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Grantham, Ross B. (2016). The Privatisation of Australian Corporate Law. In: Australian National Law Reform Conference, Australian National University, Canberra, (). 14-15 April 2016.

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

Completed Supervision