Patrick Atiyah, Q.C., F.B.A., Professor Emeritus of English Law in the University of Oxford, is the author of Accidents, Compensation and The Law (now edited by Peter Cane, below) and The Rise and Fall of Freedom of Contract as well as many other radical reassessments of the substance and methods of the common law, particularly in the field of obligations.
Hugh Beale, Professor of Law in the University of Warwick and one of the leading English figures in the law of contract, is Vice-President and President Elect of the S.P.T.L.
Peter Birks, Q.C., F.B.A., editor of this volume, is Regius Professor of Civil Law in the University of Oxford, Fellow of All Souls and Honorary Secretary of the S.P.T.L.
Andrew Burrows, formerly Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall, is Professor of Law in University College London. From that chair he has taken leave in order to serve as a Law Commissioner. He is the author of authoritative books on restitution and on remedies.
Peter Cane, Law Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, is the author of books on both public law and the law of tort. Rapidly becoming one of the country's leading analysts of the latter, he has recently won British Academy support for work on an important book on the anatomy of tort.
Mindy Chen-Wishart, formerly lecturer in law at the University of Otago in New Zealand, is Fellow of Merton College, Oxford, and author of Unconscionable Bargains.
Tony Downes is Professor of Law in the University of Reading and the author of books on contract and European Community law.
Tony Dugdale is Professor of Law in the University of Keele and, with Keith Stanton, below, author of one of the leading works on professional negligence.
Joshua Getzler is Law Fellow of St. Hugh's College, Oxford, with special interests in property, equity, legal history and economics.
Ian Kennedy, a former Reith Lecturer, is Professor in and Head of the Department of Law of King's College London. He has made the field of Law and Medicine his own, and the flourishing condition of research and teaching in that field is built largely on his work.
Nicholas McBride is a Prize Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and author of a series of challenging articles on common law obligations.