Professor Mark Godfrey

  • Professor of Legal History (School of Law)

telephone: 01413303725
email: Mark.Godfrey@glasgow.ac.uk

Biography

Mark Godfrey has taught private law and legal history at Glasgow since 2002. After undergraduate study at Magdalen College, Oxford, and the Faculty of Law, University of Edinburgh, he completed a PhD in private law and legal history at Edinburgh and qualified as a solicitor. He was a tutor at the University of Edinburgh between 1993 and 1999 and a lecturer at the University of Aberdeen from 1999 to 2002 before moving to Glasgow as a lecturer in Scots law. He was promoted to a personal chair in legal history in 2012. Mark was a visiting research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History in Frankfurt am Main for six months in 2006, supported by a European visiting research fellowship from the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He also spent six months in 2012 as a visiting professor of law at the J W Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, and a visiting fellow in the LOEWE research project in Frankfurt on judicial and extra-judicial conflict resolution. In 2013 he organised the 21st British Legal History Conference at the University of Glasgow, subsequently editing a book based on papers from the conference for publication by Cambridge University Press in 2016 as Law and Authority in British Legal History, 1200-1900. With Prof Remco van Rhee (Maastricht University) he currently leads a project on central jurisdiction in early modern Europe and the Americas, funded by the Gerda Henkel Stiftung.

Since 2016 Mark has been Literary Director of the Stair Society, having previously been a member of its Council from 1999 to 2011. He has also been a Member of the Panel of Research Assessors for the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland since 2014. He was Editor of The Journal of Legal History from 2011 to 2015, and has been a member of its Editorial Committee since 2004. He served as Book Reviews Editor of The Edinburgh Law Review from 2008 to 2012, Treasurer of the Society for Scottish Medieval and Renaissance Studies from 2010 to 2014, Secretary of the Scottish Legal History Group from 2004 to 2011, and as a member of the AHRC Peer Review College from 2012 to 2015. He has also served on the Council of the Scottish Record Society, the Editorial Board of The Records of the Parliament of Scotland to 1707, and in 2011-12 as UK National Adjudicator for the English Speaking Union/Essex Court Chambers National Mooting Competition. He has been a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society since 2009.


Research interests

Mark’s research and teaching interests are in legal history and the law of obligations. His main research field is the history of central justice, courts, jurisdiction, private law and dispute settlement in medieval and early modern Scotland. He has published extensively on the origins and development of the Court of Session, and on the foundation of the College of Justice in sixteenth-century Scotland.


Selected publications

Godfrey, M. (2018) Control and the constitutional accountability of the College of Justice in Scotland, 1532-1626. In: Czeguhn, I., López Nevot, J. A. and Sánchez Aranda, A. (eds.) Control of Supreme Courts in Early Modern Europe. Series: Schriften zur Rechtsgeschichte (181). Duncker und Humblot: Berlin, pp. 117-148. ISBN 9783428148080

Godfrey, M., Pihlajamäki, H. and Dubber, M. D. (Eds.) (2018) The Oxford Handbook of European Legal History. Series: Oxford handbooks. Oxford University Press: Oxford. ISBN 9780198785521

Godfrey, A.M. (2014) Rethinking the justice of the feud in sixteenth century Scotland. In: Boardman, S. and Goodare, J. (eds.) Kings, Lords and Men in Scotland and Britain, 1300-1625: Essays in Honour of Jenny Wormald. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, pp. 136-154. ISBN 9780748691500

Godfrey, A.M. (2009) Civil Justice in Renaissance Scotland: the Origins of a Central Court. Series: Medieval law and its practice, 4. Brill: Leiden ; Boston, MA. ISBN 9789004174665

Godfrey, A.M. (2011) Mutuality, retention and set-off: Inveresk plc v Tullis Russell Papermakers Ltd. Edinburgh Law Review, 15(1), pp. 115-121. (doi:10.3366/elr.2011.0005)

Godfrey, A.M. (2010) Parliament and the Law. In: Brown, K. and MacDonald, A. (eds.) The History of the Scottish Parliament: Parliament in Context, 1235-1707. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh. ISBN 9780748614868

Grants

Professor Mark Godfrey has been awarded the following grants:

2013

£29,529 was awarded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation to Professor Godfrey, and Professor Remco van Rhee of the University of Maastricht to conduct a three-year collaborative research project on "The Comparative History of Central Courts in Europe and the Americas".   The project will focus on the period 1400 and 1700, tracing the origins and jurisdiction of European and American central courts and tribunals, and how they became accepted and embedded within the existing structures of jurisdiction and courts.

2012

£23,062 was awarded by the Johan Wolfgang Goethe - University, Frankfurt am Main, for research on Extrajudicial and Judicial Conflict Resolution in Early Modern Scotland as part of a collaborative LOEWE Research Project on "Extrajudicial and Judicial Conflict Resolution" involving the Goethe-University, the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, and the Society for Imperial Chamber Court Research at Wetzlar.


All publications

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2018

Godfrey, M., Pihlajamäki, H. and Dubber, M. D. (Eds.) (2018) The Oxford Handbook of European Legal History. Series: Oxford handbooks. Oxford University Press: Oxford. ISBN 9780198785521

Godfrey, M. (2018) Control and the constitutional accountability of the College of Justice in Scotland, 1532-1626. In: Czeguhn, I., López Nevot, J. A. and Sánchez Aranda, A. (eds.) Control of Supreme Courts in Early Modern Europe. Series: Schriften zur Rechtsgeschichte (181). Duncker und Humblot: Berlin, pp. 117-148. ISBN 9783428148080

2016

Godfrey, M. (Ed.) (2016) Law and Authority in British Legal History, 1200–1900. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge. ISBN 9781107122277

2015

Godfrey, M. (2015) Alternative dispute resolution within law courts in 16th century Scotland. In: Cordes, A. (ed.) Mit Freundschaft oder mit Recht? Inner- und außergerichtliche Alternativen zur kontroversen Streitentscheidung im 15.-19. Jahrhundert. Series: Quellen und Forschungen zur höchsten Gerichtsbarkeit im Alten Reich (65). Böhlau: Cologne, pp. 149-158. ISBN 9783412224028

Godfrey, M. (2015) Review of: Susanne Jenks, Jonathan Rose & Christopher Whittick (eds.), Laws, Lawyers and Texts: Studies in Medieval Legal History in Honour of Paul Brand. Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte: Germanistische Abteilung, 132, pp. 672-675. [Book Review]

2014

Godfrey, A. M. (2014) Royal councils, law courts and governance: the role of litigation in early modern Scotland. In: Jansen, N. and Oestmann, P. (eds.) Rechtsgeschichte heute. Religion und Politik in der Geschichte des Rechts - Schlaglichter einer Ringvorlesung. Series: Grundlagen der Rechtswissenschaft (22). Mohr-Siebeck: Tübingen, Germany, pp. 77-94. ISBN 9783161531088

Godfrey, A.M. (2014) Rethinking the justice of the feud in sixteenth century Scotland. In: Boardman, S. and Goodare, J. (eds.) Kings, Lords and Men in Scotland and Britain, 1300-1625: Essays in Honour of Jenny Wormald. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, pp. 136-154. ISBN 9780748691500

2013

Godfrey, A.M. (2013) Scotland: the court of session from its foundation to 1800. In: van Rhee, C.H. and Wijffels, A. (eds.) The European Courts: A Portrait Through History. Third Millennium Information: London, UK, pp. 190-197. ISBN 9781906507404

2012

Godfrey, A.M. (2012) The courts of Scotland. In: Mulhern, M.A. (ed.) The Law. Series: Scottish Life and Society: A Compendium of Scottish Ethnology (13). European Ethnological Research Centre: Edinburgh, pp. 131-154. ISBN 9781906566043

2011

Godfrey, A.M. (2011) Review of: Illegality and Public Policy, by R.A. Buckley. Edinburgh Law Review, 15(3), pp. 505-507. (doi:10.3366/elr.2011.0074) [Book Review]

Godfrey, A.M. (2011) Review of: Non-Contractual Liability Arising out of Damage Caused to Another (PEL Liab. Dam.), prepared by Christian von Bar. Edinburgh Law Review, 15(2), pp. 314-315. (doi:10.3366/elr.2011.0038) [Book Review]

Godfrey, A.M. (2011) Mutuality, retention and set-off: Inveresk plc v Tullis Russell Papermakers Ltd. Edinburgh Law Review, 15(1), pp. 115-121. (doi:10.3366/elr.2011.0005)

2010

Godfrey, A.M. (2010) Parliament and the Law. In: Brown, K. and MacDonald, A. (eds.) The History of the Scottish Parliament: Parliament in Context, 1235-1707. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh. ISBN 9780748614868

Godfrey, A.M. (2010) Procedural Delay, Appeal and Advocation in the Court of Session in Sixteenth-Century Scotland. In: van Rhee, C. H. (ed.) Within a reasonable time : the history of due and undue delay in civil litigation. Series: Comparative Studies in Continental and Anglo-American Legal History (28). Duncker and Humblot: Berlin, pp. 153-175. ISBN 9783428134090

Godfrey, A.M. (2010) Ratio decidendi and foreign law in the history of Scots Law. In: Dauchy, S., Bryson, W.H. and Mirow, M.C. (eds.) Ratio Decidendi: Guiding Principles of Judicial Decisions, Volume 2: Foreign Law. Series: Comparative Studies in Continental and Anglo-American Legal History (25/2). Dunker & Humblot: Berlin, pp. 81-105. ISBN 9783428534333

2009

Godfrey, A.M. (2009) Review of: The Law of Contract in Scotland, by W.W. McBryde. Edinburgh Law Review, 13(1), pp. 158-160. (doi:10.3366/E1364980908001145) [Book Review]

Godfrey, A.M. (2009) Civil Justice in Renaissance Scotland: the Origins of a Central Court. Series: Medieval law and its practice, 4. Brill: Leiden ; Boston, MA. ISBN 9789004174665

2008

Godfrey, A.M. (2008) Review of: The Customary Law of the Renowned Kingdom of Hungary: A Work in Three Parts Rendered by Stephen Werbőczy (The "Tripartitum"). The Laws of the Medieval Kingdom of Hungary, vol. 5, edited and translated by János M. Bak and Martyn Rady with an introductory study by László Péter. Central Europe, 6(1), pp. 66-67. (doi:10.1179/174582108X292849) [Book Review]

Godfrey, A.M. (2008) The Court of Session. In: Cane, P. and Conaghan, J. (eds.) The New Oxford Companion to Law. Oxford University Press, p. 248. ISBN 978-0-19-929054-3

Godfrey, A.M. (2008) Review of: Law and Opinion in Scotland during the Seventeenth Century, by J.D. Ford. Journal of Legal History, 29(3), pp. 369-372. (doi:10.1080/01440360802469712) [Book Review]

2005

Godfrey, A.M. (2005) Review of: Law and History, A. Lewis and M. Lobban (eds.). Edinburgh Law Review, 9(3), pp. 483-484. (doi:10.3366/elr.2005.9.3.483) [Book Review]

Godfrey, A.M. (2005) The Categories of Negligence Revisited: Harrison v West of Scotland Kart Club & Ors & Noble v De Boer. Scots Law Times(2), pp. 9-15.

2004

Godfrey, A.M. (2004) Review of: Unjustified Enrichment: Volume 1, by R. Evans-Jones. Journal of the Law Society of Scotland, 49, [Book Review]

Godfrey, A.M. (2004) Arbitration in the Ius Commune and Scots Law. Roman Legal Tradition, 2, pp. 122-135.

Godfrey, A.M. (2004) Civil Procedure, Delay and the Court of Session in Sixteenth-Century Scotland. In: van Rhee, C.H. (ed.) The Law's Delay: Essays on Undue Delay in Civil Litigation. Intersentia: Antwerp, pp. 107-119. ISBN 9050953883

Godfrey, A.M. (2004) Ius Commune, Practick and Civil Procedure in the Sixteenth-Century Court of Session. Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis: Legal History Review, 72(3_4), pp. 283-295.

Godfrey, A.M. (2004) Review of: Expectations of the Law in the Middle Ages, A. Musson (ed.). Journal of Legal History, 25(3), pp. 343-345. (doi:10.1080/0144036042000290762) [Book Review]

2002

Godfrey, A.M. (2002) Arbitration and Dispute Resolution in Sixteenth-Century Scotland. Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis: Legal History Review, 70(1_2), pp. 109-135.

Godfrey, A.M. (2002) Jurisdiction in heritage and the foundation of the College of Justice in 1532. In: MacQueen, H.L. (ed.) Miscellany Four. Series: Publications of the Stair Society (49). Stair Society: Edinburgh, pp. 9-36. ISBN 9781872517155

Godfrey, A.M. (2002) The United Kingdom Parliament. In: The Laws Of Scotland : Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia : Reissue. Butterworths, pp. 93-124.

2001

Godfrey, A.M. (2001) The Assumption of Jurisdiction: Parliament, the King's Council and the College of Justice in Sixteenth-Century Scotland. Journal of Legal History, 22(3), pp. 21-36.

2000

Godfrey, A.M. (2000) Jurisdiction over Rights in Land in Later Medieval Scotland. Juridical Review, pp. 243-263.

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Articles

Godfrey, A.M. (2011) Mutuality, retention and set-off: Inveresk plc v Tullis Russell Papermakers Ltd. Edinburgh Law Review, 15(1), pp. 115-121. (doi:10.3366/elr.2011.0005)

Godfrey, A.M. (2005) The Categories of Negligence Revisited: Harrison v West of Scotland Kart Club & Ors & Noble v De Boer. Scots Law Times(2), pp. 9-15.

Godfrey, A.M. (2004) Arbitration in the Ius Commune and Scots Law. Roman Legal Tradition, 2, pp. 122-135.

Godfrey, A.M. (2004) Ius Commune, Practick and Civil Procedure in the Sixteenth-Century Court of Session. Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis: Legal History Review, 72(3_4), pp. 283-295.

Godfrey, A.M. (2002) Arbitration and Dispute Resolution in Sixteenth-Century Scotland. Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis: Legal History Review, 70(1_2), pp. 109-135.

Godfrey, A.M. (2001) The Assumption of Jurisdiction: Parliament, the King's Council and the College of Justice in Sixteenth-Century Scotland. Journal of Legal History, 22(3), pp. 21-36.

Godfrey, A.M. (2000) Jurisdiction over Rights in Land in Later Medieval Scotland. Juridical Review, pp. 243-263.

Books

Godfrey, A.M. (2009) Civil Justice in Renaissance Scotland: the Origins of a Central Court. Series: Medieval law and its practice, 4. Brill: Leiden ; Boston, MA. ISBN 9789004174665

Book Sections

Godfrey, M. (2018) Control and the constitutional accountability of the College of Justice in Scotland, 1532-1626. In: Czeguhn, I., López Nevot, J. A. and Sánchez Aranda, A. (eds.) Control of Supreme Courts in Early Modern Europe. Series: Schriften zur Rechtsgeschichte (181). Duncker und Humblot: Berlin, pp. 117-148. ISBN 9783428148080

Godfrey, M. (2015) Alternative dispute resolution within law courts in 16th century Scotland. In: Cordes, A. (ed.) Mit Freundschaft oder mit Recht? Inner- und außergerichtliche Alternativen zur kontroversen Streitentscheidung im 15.-19. Jahrhundert. Series: Quellen und Forschungen zur höchsten Gerichtsbarkeit im Alten Reich (65). Böhlau: Cologne, pp. 149-158. ISBN 9783412224028

Godfrey, A. M. (2014) Royal councils, law courts and governance: the role of litigation in early modern Scotland. In: Jansen, N. and Oestmann, P. (eds.) Rechtsgeschichte heute. Religion und Politik in der Geschichte des Rechts - Schlaglichter einer Ringvorlesung. Series: Grundlagen der Rechtswissenschaft (22). Mohr-Siebeck: Tübingen, Germany, pp. 77-94. ISBN 9783161531088

Godfrey, A.M. (2014) Rethinking the justice of the feud in sixteenth century Scotland. In: Boardman, S. and Goodare, J. (eds.) Kings, Lords and Men in Scotland and Britain, 1300-1625: Essays in Honour of Jenny Wormald. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, pp. 136-154. ISBN 9780748691500

Godfrey, A.M. (2013) Scotland: the court of session from its foundation to 1800. In: van Rhee, C.H. and Wijffels, A. (eds.) The European Courts: A Portrait Through History. Third Millennium Information: London, UK, pp. 190-197. ISBN 9781906507404

Godfrey, A.M. (2012) The courts of Scotland. In: Mulhern, M.A. (ed.) The Law. Series: Scottish Life and Society: A Compendium of Scottish Ethnology (13). European Ethnological Research Centre: Edinburgh, pp. 131-154. ISBN 9781906566043

Godfrey, A.M. (2010) Parliament and the Law. In: Brown, K. and MacDonald, A. (eds.) The History of the Scottish Parliament: Parliament in Context, 1235-1707. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh. ISBN 9780748614868

Godfrey, A.M. (2010) Procedural Delay, Appeal and Advocation in the Court of Session in Sixteenth-Century Scotland. In: van Rhee, C. H. (ed.) Within a reasonable time : the history of due and undue delay in civil litigation. Series: Comparative Studies in Continental and Anglo-American Legal History (28). Duncker and Humblot: Berlin, pp. 153-175. ISBN 9783428134090

Godfrey, A.M. (2010) Ratio decidendi and foreign law in the history of Scots Law. In: Dauchy, S., Bryson, W.H. and Mirow, M.C. (eds.) Ratio Decidendi: Guiding Principles of Judicial Decisions, Volume 2: Foreign Law. Series: Comparative Studies in Continental and Anglo-American Legal History (25/2). Dunker & Humblot: Berlin, pp. 81-105. ISBN 9783428534333

Godfrey, A.M. (2008) The Court of Session. In: Cane, P. and Conaghan, J. (eds.) The New Oxford Companion to Law. Oxford University Press, p. 248. ISBN 978-0-19-929054-3

Godfrey, A.M. (2004) Civil Procedure, Delay and the Court of Session in Sixteenth-Century Scotland. In: van Rhee, C.H. (ed.) The Law's Delay: Essays on Undue Delay in Civil Litigation. Intersentia: Antwerp, pp. 107-119. ISBN 9050953883

Godfrey, A.M. (2002) Jurisdiction in heritage and the foundation of the College of Justice in 1532. In: MacQueen, H.L. (ed.) Miscellany Four. Series: Publications of the Stair Society (49). Stair Society: Edinburgh, pp. 9-36. ISBN 9781872517155

Godfrey, A.M. (2002) The United Kingdom Parliament. In: The Laws Of Scotland : Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia : Reissue. Butterworths, pp. 93-124.

Book Reviews

Godfrey, M. (2015) Review of: Susanne Jenks, Jonathan Rose & Christopher Whittick (eds.), Laws, Lawyers and Texts: Studies in Medieval Legal History in Honour of Paul Brand. Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte: Germanistische Abteilung, 132, pp. 672-675. [Book Review]

Godfrey, A.M. (2011) Review of: Illegality and Public Policy, by R.A. Buckley. Edinburgh Law Review, 15(3), pp. 505-507. (doi:10.3366/elr.2011.0074) [Book Review]

Godfrey, A.M. (2011) Review of: Non-Contractual Liability Arising out of Damage Caused to Another (PEL Liab. Dam.), prepared by Christian von Bar. Edinburgh Law Review, 15(2), pp. 314-315. (doi:10.3366/elr.2011.0038) [Book Review]

Godfrey, A.M. (2009) Review of: The Law of Contract in Scotland, by W.W. McBryde. Edinburgh Law Review, 13(1), pp. 158-160. (doi:10.3366/E1364980908001145) [Book Review]

Godfrey, A.M. (2008) Review of: The Customary Law of the Renowned Kingdom of Hungary: A Work in Three Parts Rendered by Stephen Werbőczy (The "Tripartitum"). The Laws of the Medieval Kingdom of Hungary, vol. 5, edited and translated by János M. Bak and Martyn Rady with an introductory study by László Péter. Central Europe, 6(1), pp. 66-67. (doi:10.1179/174582108X292849) [Book Review]

Godfrey, A.M. (2008) Review of: Law and Opinion in Scotland during the Seventeenth Century, by J.D. Ford. Journal of Legal History, 29(3), pp. 369-372. (doi:10.1080/01440360802469712) [Book Review]

Godfrey, A.M. (2005) Review of: Law and History, A. Lewis and M. Lobban (eds.). Edinburgh Law Review, 9(3), pp. 483-484. (doi:10.3366/elr.2005.9.3.483) [Book Review]

Godfrey, A.M. (2004) Review of: Unjustified Enrichment: Volume 1, by R. Evans-Jones. Journal of the Law Society of Scotland, 49, [Book Review]

Godfrey, A.M. (2004) Review of: Expectations of the Law in the Middle Ages, A. Musson (ed.). Journal of Legal History, 25(3), pp. 343-345. (doi:10.1080/0144036042000290762) [Book Review]

Edited Books

Godfrey, M., Pihlajamäki, H. and Dubber, M. D. (Eds.) (2018) The Oxford Handbook of European Legal History. Series: Oxford handbooks. Oxford University Press: Oxford. ISBN 9780198785521

Godfrey, M. (Ed.) (2016) Law and Authority in British Legal History, 1200–1900. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge. ISBN 9781107122277

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