Simon Deakin
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Simon Deakin
Simon Deakin

Born (1961-03-26) 26 March 1961 (age 58)
OccupationProfessor of law
TitleProfessor of Law, Director of Research
Academic background
Alma materUniversity of Cambridge
Academic work
Sub-disciplinelabour law, social rights, and the economics of law
InstitutionsPeterhouse College, Cambridge
Main interestslabour law, private law, and corporate governance

Simon Deakin (born 26 March 1961)[1] is Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law, Cambridge, and a Fellow of Peterhouse College, Cambridge. He is a programme director in the Cambridge Centre for Business Research (CBR), and an associate Faculty member of the Judge Business School.


Deakin holds a BA and a PhD in Law from the University of Cambridge. His doctoral dissertation was awarded the Yorke Prize for legal writing.[2] He took up his first lecturing post at Queen Mary and Westfield College, London, in 1987, after a year as a Bigelow Fellow at the University of Chicago. He joined the Cambridge Law Faculty in 1990 (first as a lecturer, then as a reader). He was appointed Professor of Law in 2005.


Deakin was a visiting fellow at the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme Ange Guépin, Nantes, in 1993 and 1995, and the Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law, University of Melbourne, in 1996. In 2003 he was BNL Visiting Professor of European Law at Columbia University and in 2004 a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Law, European University Institute, Florence. Since 2004 he has been Omron visiting fellow at Doshisha University, Kyoto. From 2001 to 2006 he was the Robert Monks Professor of Corporate Governance in the Judge Business School at Cambridge. In 2005, he was elected Fellow of the British Academy.

Present research projects include work on law, finance and development; reflexive governance in the public interest; gender equality and corporate governance; and capabilities and labour markets in Europe.


In August 2015, Deakin endorsed Jeremy Corbyn's campaign in the Labour Party leadership election.[3]


  • Markesinis and Deakin's Tort Law 6th ed (OUP 2007)
  • Labour Law 4th ed (Hart 2005) (with Gillian Morris)
  • The Law of the Labour Market: Industrialization, Employment, and Legal Evolution (OUP 2005) (with Frank Wilkinson)
  • Contracts, Co-operation, and Competition: Studies in Economics, Management, and Law (OUP 1997) (ed with Jonathan Mitchie)
  • ''Enterprise-Risk': The Juridical Nature of the Firm Revisited' (2003) 32(2) ILJ 97


  1. ^ DEAKIN, Prof. Simon Francis, Who's Who 2014, A & C Black, 2014; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2014
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  3. ^ "The Labour party stands at a crossroads". The Guardian. 14 August 2015. Retrieved 2017.

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