Bill Davies


Head of the School of Law

School of Law

Senior Leadership Team

Contact Details

tel: 01905 542781

Bill Davies is the founding Head of the School of Law, which formally opened at the University of Worcester in 2016. He is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Law School, and for its students and staff. A commercial lawyer, Bill also teaches on the LLB and contributes to the School of Law’s extensive employability and extracurricular activities programmes.

Bill is a member of the Committee of Heads of UK Law Schools and has a number of external responsibilities in legal education.

Bill has previously held a senior role in the School of Law and Criminology at the University of Greenwich and has worked at the University of Hertfordshire, teaching on a range of law courses across both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Before entering into the world of legal education, Bill was a professional violinist, studying first at Chetham’s School of Music and the Royal Academy of Music and then embarking on a 20 year career performing in a number of ensembles such as the BBC Concert Orchestra, the London Concert Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. He also worked in musical theatre, first in Manchester on a two-year run of the Phantom of the Opera and then extensively in the West End, holding a position in the Les Miserables band for seven years.

Teaching & Research


Company Law
Contract Law
Equity & Trusts
Commercial Law


Company Law
Commercial Law
Banking Law

Professional Bodies

The Committee of Heads of UK Law Schools
Society of Legal Scholars
Association of Law Teachers



Do we need a failure to prevent fraud offence?
Financial Crime and Corporate Misconduct: A Critical Evaluation of Fraud Legislation, (Ed. Monaghan C. and Monaghan N. Routledge - October 2018)

Who in Corporate Law is my neighbour
New Law Journal, 4 November 2016

Fulham Football Club (1987) Ltd v Richards [2010] EWHC 3111
Bus. L.R. 2011, 32(3), 54-55

A tale of two cities - the benefits of publishing the RBS Report
Citation: Bus. L.R. 2011, 32(1), 2-3

The labours of Valukas - document review and the Lehmans report
J.I.C.L.T. 2011, 6(1), 12-17

The Bank Directors Duties: Time for the new enlightenment?
International Journal of Private Law, Vol. 3, Nos. 1/2 2010.

Banking - what is the extent of the customers duty not to facilitate fraud?
Bus. L.R. 31(10), 238-242, 2009.

Entrenching provisions in the articles: The ultimate protection for the shareholder-director?
Bus. L.R, 30(8/9), 184-186, 2009.

Codified obstacles
New Law Journal, 10 October 2008.

More than the bottom line
New Law Journal, 25 July 2008.

Romalpa 30 years on still an enigma?
Hertfordshire Law Journal 4(2), 2-23. 2006.

Conference Papers

Evasion and Concealment in the Supreme Court
Hong Kong Management Association June 2014

The Labours of Valukas - Document Review and the Lehmans Report
Society of Legal Scholars - Southampton 2010

The Money Laundering Regulations
University of Hertfordshire Public Lecture June 2009

External Responsibilities

External Examiner Roehampton University
External Examiner Portsmouth University