finance law

This page is an index to the essays, podcasts, vidcasts and other material which support my book The Law of Finance.

Queen Mary LLB Law of Finance

Course Documents

Podcasts Index

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Glossary - click here

Vidcasts index

Do note that clicking on the following vidcast links will re-direct you to that vidcast on the YouTube website. You will need to navigate backwards from your browser to return to this site.

  • Welcome to The Law of Finance book: click here
  • The roots of finance law - "finance law in mirrors": click here
  • The roots of securities regulation in the South Sea Bubble: click here
  • Common law, common sense, and the financial crisis: click here
  • Learning and looking at the law of finance: click here
  • Irrationality and banking: click here
  • General index for all the vidcasts on this site - click here


Essays on various aspects of finance law

  • An outline for a four-session, two-day course in derivatives law for practitioners - click here*
  • Collateralisation in derivatives transactions - click here*
  • The effect of Westdeutsche Landesbank v Islington in relation to derivatives transactions - click here*
  • Law and Investment Entities - click here*
  • Mistake in derivatives transactions: Kleinwort Benson v Lincoln CC - click here*
  • Proprietary rights in financial transactions: Westdeutsche Landesbank v Islington - click here*
  • The use and abuse of derivatives - liability of sellers and other issues - click here*
  • Understanding the irritation between restitution and the law of finance - click here*
  • Close-out netting and taking security - click here*
  • Seller liability in credit derivatives transactions - click here*
  • Discussion of the global financial crisis 2007-09 - click here


Alastair Hudson's books on finance law -

  • The Law of Finance, 1e, 2009 - click here
  • Securities Law, 1e, 2008 - click here
  • The Law on Financial Derivatives, 4e, 2006 (5e, 2010) - click here
  • The Law on Investment Entities, 1e, 2000 - click here
  • Swaps, Restitution and Trusts, 1999 - click here