Anthony Kennedy

Retaining Fee Lecturer

After graduating with a BA in Jurisprudence (First Class) and a Distinction in the BCL (both from St Edmund Hall, Oxford), Anthony was called to the Bar. He is now an Associate Member of Serle Court.

Being an Associate Member allows him to concentrate on his several academic projects: he is a Non-Stipendiary Lecturer in Roman and Contract Law at St Edmund Hall, Oxford and a Retained Fee Lecturer at Somerville College, Oxford. He also teaches on the Bar Professional Training Course at BPP University, specialising in Commercial Dispute Resolution.

His principal area of research is private international law, focusing on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments. Most recently, he has concentrated in particular on the private international law rules employed in Anglophone African jurisdictions and has, along with Andrew Moran QC, co-authored a leading practitioner text in that field.


“Unnecessary Complications” [2016] LMCLQ 190

“Commercial Litigation in Anglophone Africa” (2018, Juta)

“Jurisdiction clauses: complex contractual structures and misleading labels” [2019] LMCLQ 16

“Approaches to Jurisdiction Clauses in Anglophone African Common Law Countries: Principle and Policy” [2019] African Journal of International and Comparative Law [forthcoming]

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