Sarah Worthington QC(hon) FBA is the Downing Professor of the Laws of England, University of Cambridge, a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, and Bencher of Middle Temple. Her main research interests are in commercial equity and corporate law, especially personal property and governance issues, and she is Co-director of the Cambridge Private Law Centre. She has worked with law reform bodies in the UK, Europe and Australia, including as a consultant to the UK Law Commission and member of working groups of the Bank of England Financial Markets Law Committee and the UK Company Law Review. Her books include Equity in the Clarendon Law Series, the monograph Proprietary Interests in Commercial Transactions, and various books on personal property and security, including The Law of Personal Property (with Professors Bridge, Gullifer and McMeel). On the corporate side, she co-authors Gower and Davies’ Principles of Modern Company Law and Sealy and Worthington’s Cases and Materials in Company Law. She spent 10 years on the editorial board of the Modern Law Review and is a contributing editor to Palmer’s Company Law.
Currently: Bencher of Middle Temple; Member of Audit Cttee, British Academy; Academic Member, South Square, Gray's Inn; Panel Member, PRIME Finance; Director and Fellow, International Academy of Commercial and Consumer Law; Fellow, Association for a European Law Institute; Visiting appointments: Cheng Yu Tong Visiting Professor, University of Hong Kong; Professorial Fellow, University of Melbourne. Syndic and member of Operating Board, Cambridge University Press.Previously: Member of Council, British Academy; Member of Council, AHRC; President, Society of Legal Scholars; member, Judicial Appointments Committee Diversity Forum; member, Advisory Council for the Study Group for a European Civil Code; consultant, UK Law Commission; member of working groups of the Bank of England Financial Markets Law Committee and the UK Company Law Review.