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 (2022). The law and practice of corporate governance. 2nd ed. Sydney, NSW Australia: LexisNexis.

  • Grantham, Ross (2021). People, planet, and profits: re-purposing the company. Company and Securities Law Journal, 38 (4), 250-273.

  • Grantham, Ross (2020). Change of position-based defences. Research handbook on unjust enrichment and restitution. (pp. 418-436) edited by Elise Bant, Kit Barker and Simone Degeling. Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar.

  • 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

  • Kit Barker and Ross Grantham eds. (2018). Apportionment in Private Law. Oxford, United Kingdom: Hart Publishing.

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

  • Grantham, Ross B. and Jensen, Darryn (2016). Coherence in the age of statutes. Monash University Law Review, 42 (2), 360-382.

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

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

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Publications

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Book Chapter

  • Grantham, Ross (2020). Change of position-based defences. Research handbook on unjust enrichment and restitution. (pp. 418-436) edited by Elise Bant, Kit Barker and Simone Degeling. Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar.

  • Grantham, Ross (2017). The privatisation of Australian corporate law. New directions for law in Australia essays in contemporary law reform. (pp. 27-35) edited by Ron Levy, Molly O’Brien, Simon Rice, Pauline Ridge and Margaret Thornton. 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. Credit, consumers and the law: after the global storm. (pp. 3-16) edited by Karen Fairweather, Paul O'Shea and Ross Grantham. London, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781315574752-9

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Grantham, Ross B. (2002). The Doctrinal Basis of the Rights of Company Shareholders. 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. Restitution and Insolvency. (pp. 220-237) edited by Rose. London: LLP.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Conference Publication

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision