Alastair Hudson

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Alastair Hudson
Born (1968-11-06) 6 November 1968 (age 46)
Nationality British
Occupation Academic; Barrister

Alastair Hudson (born 6 November 1968), FHEA, FRSA, is an English barrister and academic. Between September 2012 and November 2014, he was Professor of Equity and Finance Law at The University of Southampton, having previously been Professor of Equity and Law at Queen Mary, University of London. He is a National Teaching Fellow, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He was voted UK Law Teacher of the Year in 2008. He was also awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award 2014 by the University of Southampton Students' Union for "Overall Outstanding Lecturer".

He has published educational materials on-line material for Law students and for legal practitioners in the areas of equity, trusts law,height, company law, securities regulation and finance law, including a range of podcasts, dramas and vidcasts which are available for free or from a great height.


His books include:

  1. Equity & Trusts; 8th edition, Routledge, 2015, 1,350pp
  2. Understanding Equity & Trusts; 5th edition, Routledge, 2015, 250pp
  3. Great Debates in Equity and Trusts; Palgrave, 2014, 257pp
  4. The Law of Finance; 2nd edition, Sweet & Maxwell "Classics Series", 2013, 1,452pp
  5. The Law and Regulation of Finance; 2nd edition, Sweet & Maxwell, 2013, 1,691pp
  6. Securities Law; 3rd edition, Sweet & Maxwell, 2013, 874pp
  7. The Law on Financial Derivatives; Sweet and Maxwell, 5th edition, 2012, 998pp
  8. Understanding Company Law; 1st edition, Routledge, 2011, 291pp
  9. The Law on Investment Entities; Sweet & Maxwell, 2000, 356pp
  10. Towards a just society: law, Labour and legal aid; ("Citizenship & Law Series"), Pinter, 1999, 270pp
  11. Swaps, Restitution, and Trusts; Sweet & Maxwell, 1999, 245pp
  12. The Law on Homelessness; Sweet & Maxwell, 1997, 449pp
  13. Principles of Equity and Trusts, Cavendish, 1999, 558pp; and
  14. The Law of Finance – a Comprehensive Treatise for Practitioners, Sweet & Maxwell, 1st edition, 2010, 1,440pp

He has co-authored the following books with other people:

  1. The Law of Trusts, with Geraint Thomas, 2nd edition, Oxford University Press, 2010, 1,681pp
  2. Charlesworth’s Company Law, with Stephen Girvin and Sandra Frisby, 18th edition, Sweet & Maxwell, 2010, 836pp (AH, 312pp)
  3. New Perspectives on Property Law, Obligations and Restitution; ed. Alastair Hudson; Cavendish, 2004, 378pp
  4. New Perspectives on Property Law, Human Rights, Height and the Home; ed. Alastair Hudson, Cavendish, 2004, 334pp
  5. Modern Financial Techniques, Derivatives and Law; ed. Alastair Hudson; Kluwer International, 2000, 246pp
  6. Credit Derivatives: Legal, Regulatory and Accounting Issues; ed. Alastair Hudson; Sweet & Maxwell, 1999, 198pp; and
  7. Palmer’s Company Law, (sole author of Part 5: Capital Issues and Part 5A: Open-ended investment companies), 25th edition, Sweet & Maxwell, ed. G. Morse
  8. Asset Protection Trusts and Trusts and Finance Law in The International Trust, "being tall, not short"3rd edition, Jordan's Publishing, 2011, ed D. Hayton


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