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About Dr Gregory Durston

Dr Gregory Durston is a fractional lecturer at Northeastern University in London, where he is enjoying a ‘St Luke’s Summer’ to his pedagogical career and is currently module leader for Contract Law. He was, for many years, Reader in Law at Kingston University, and has also taught in other British, Japanese, and Australian law schools. In an earlier life he was, for some time, at the Bar in England and Wales. He is the author of numerous books and articles on the Law of Evidence, Market Abuse, Criminal Justice History, and the Law of Contract.

Dr Gregory Durston's Research

Forthcoming Books 

Four entries in The Cambridge Guide to the Eighteenth-Century Novel, 1660-1820, CUP, due 2023 Crime and Justice in Victorian Norfolk (working title)
The Law of Contract in England and Wales (working title)
The Law of Market Abuse in England and Wales (working title) 

Published Books 

Jacks, Knaves, and Vagabonds: Law and Order in Tudor England, Waterside Press, 2020
The Little Book of Market Manipulation, 2020, Waterside Press
Crimen Exceptum: The English Witch Prosecution in Context, Waterside Press, 2019.
The Little Book of Insider Dealing, Waterside Press, 2018.
The Admiralty Sessions, 1536 to 1834: Maritime Crime and the Silver Oar: Cambridge Scholars Publishing,  2017.
Fields, Fens and Felonies: Eighteenth-Century Crime and Justice in an English Region, Waterside Press,  2016.
Wicked Ladies: Provincial Women, Crime and the Eighteenth-Century English Justice System, Cambridge  Scholars Publishing, 2013. 

Published Articles 

‘Muddying the Waters: When does Short Selling become Market Manipulation?’, The Journal of Financial  Crime, 2021.
‘Walking the Line: Short Selling and Market Manipulation’, The Company Lawyer, 2021.
‘Inside an Insider Dealing Case’, The Company Lawyer, December 2019 

Conference / Other Papers etc. 

Various Papers Given in UK, Japan, Mauritius, and Australia. For example, and inter alia: The Witchcraft Statutes, University of Law, October 2022.
‘The Admiralty Sessions’, Legal History Forum, IALS, London, February 2020
‘The Admiralty Court and Crime’, Bond University, July 2019
‘Murderous Molls: Female Perpetrated Homicide in the Eighteenth Century’, Aberdeen University September  2005
‘Early Modern Infanticide’, Oxford Brooks University, March 2007;
‘Eighteenth-Century Juries’, Open University, July 2008.
‘The Evidential Problems Attendant on Criminal Prosecutions for Insider Dealing’, Liverpool University,  September 2016.
‘Insider Dealing, the UK Experience’, Aberystwyth University, Mauritius Campus, October 2017.
The Admiralty Sessions’, Southern Cross University, February 2018