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Benedict Turner

Law Tutor and Teacher

School of Law and Politics


BA (Joint Hons.), LL.Dip, MSc., LLM (Lond.), FHEA

I joined Cardiff Law School in 2019 after a time lecturing at the University of Reading. I am the module convenor and lecturer for LLM International Investment Law, lecturer and tutor on the LLB Company Law module and tutor on the Equity and Trusts module. I also hold the position of Associate Lecturer in Equity, Trusts and Land at the Open University.

My research interests and areas of expertise are: international securities law and framework; international investment law; equity and trusts law; company law (particularly around capital markets) and; commercial and financial areas in general. My epistemological background is the economic analysis of law. This looks at law through the lens of economic efficiency and utility in order to bring about wider benefits to society as a whole.

Related to my research interests, I am in the process of completing a PhD at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London. This focuses on the economic analysis of securities law and framework. I am supervised by Dr Mahmood Bagheri of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and Professor Kern Alexander at the University of Cambridge.

I am very happy to consider supervising LLB and LLM dissertations in my fields of expertise or similar areas. If you wish to discuss this, please do get in touch.



University of Cambridge, Postgraduate Advanced Certificate in Educational Studies, 2020 - present

Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London, PhD, 2019 - present

Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London, LLM, 2018 (Distinction)

University of Law, MSc., 2016 (Commendation)

Cardiff University, GDL, 2015

Cardiff University, BA (Joint Hons.), Ancient History and Religious Studies, 2014 (2:1)

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Member of the Society of Advanced Legal Studies

Member of the Socio-Legal Studies Association

Member of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple

Academic positions

2019 - Present: Module Convenor and Tutor, LLM International Investment Law, Cardiff University

2019 - Present: Tutor, LLB Equity and Trusts, and LLB Company Law, Cardiff University

2019 - Present: Associate Lecturer, LLB Equity, Trusts and Land, Open University

2019: Module Convenor, LLM International Investment Law, University of Reading

Speaking engagements

Expert Panellist and Speaker - "Integrity - At What Price?" 38th Cambridge Symposium on Economic Crime

Committees and reviewing

Doctoral Researcher, Law Commission of England and Wales, Intermediated Securities Project


LLM: Dissertation Supervision

LLM: International Investment Law

LLB: Company Law

LLB: Equity and Trusts

Benedict Turner (Doctoral Researcher) - My research focused on the status of intermediated securities in foreign jurisdictions (namely the US, Sweden, South Africa and Germany) alongside technological developments to the securities infrastructure.

Law Commission of England and Wales Intermediated Securities: Who Owns Your Shares? (11 Nov. 2020) available at:


I'm very happy to consider supervising LLB and LLM dissertations in the following areas:

International Investment Law

International/Domestic Securities Law

Equity and Trusts Law

Company Law (especially looking at capital markets and company financing)

Commercial Law

Financial Law 

Areas of expertise