School of Law

Mr Rod Edmunds, BA (Cantab), LLB (Cantab)


Senior Lecturer

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 3948
Room Number: Mile End


Rod Edmunds joined Queen Mary in 2003. He was previously Senior Lecturer at Sussex University, Director of Education at D J Freeman & Co, and Lecturer at the University of Nottingham. Mr Edmunds graduated from Downing College, Cambridge with a BA (Law) and LLB (specialising in Public International Law).

Undergraduate Teaching

Postgraduate Teaching

QLLM053 International Criminal Law


Mr Edmunds' research interests reflect two main areas. The first relates to property law matters broadly defined. This involves looking at: the impact of property rights (and planning controls) on residential space; statutory wills and capacity to arrange property and financial affairs; and issues flowing form the operation of the fiduciary status and duties of the trustee and company director. The second research focus is the ground-breaking legal regime contained in the Rome Statute that is designed to facilitate victim participation at the International Criminal Court.


Key publications

  • (with Emily Haslam) 'Whose Number is it Anyway?: Common Legal Representation, Consultations and the ‘Statistical Victim’' (2017) 15 Journal of International Criminal Justice 931-952 
  • (with John Lowry) 'Relieving The Trustee-Solicitor: A Modern Perspective on Section 61 of the Trustee Act 1925?'  [2017] Law Quarterly Review 223-243
  • (with John Lowry) 'Directors' duties and liabilities: Disqualifying 'unfit' directors at banks? Political rhetoric and the directors' disqualification regime.' in H Y Chiu and M McKee (eds) The Law on Corporate Governance in Banks (Edward Elgar, Cheltenham), 75-98
  • (with Emily Haslam) ‘Victim Participation, Politics and the Construction of Victims at the International Criminal Court: Reflections on Proceedings in Banda and Jerbo’ (2014) 14(2) Melbourne Journal of International Law 727-747
  • (with John Lowry) ‘Of Resigning Directors: Lessons in Reform’ (2013) 43 Hong Kong Law Journal 55-77
  • (with Emily Haslam) ‘Managing a New Partnership: Professionalization, Intermediaries and the International Criminal Court’ (2013) Criminal Law Forum 49-85
  • (with Emily Haslam) ‘Common Legal Representation at the International Criminal Court: More Symbolic than Real?’ (2012) 12 International Criminal Law Review 871-903
  • ‘Locating Group Homes and the Planning Law Process’ in A Hudson (ed) New Perspectives on Property Law, Human Rights and the Family Home, (Cavendish Publishing, 2004) 159-183
  • (with John Lowry) ‘The Continuing Value of Relief for Directors' Breach of Duty’ (2003) 66 Modern Law Review 195-223
  • (with John Lowry) ‘Excuses’ in P Birks and A Pretto (eds), Breach of Trust, (Hart Publishing, 2002) 269-297
  • (with Teresa Sutton) ‘The Human Rights Act 1998 and Private Property Rights in the Context of Community Care’ in A Garwood-Gowers, J Tingle and T Lewis (eds), Healthcare: The Impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 (Cavendish 2001) 201-215
  • (with Teresa Sutton) ‘Who's Afraid of the Neighbours?’ in E Cooke (ed), Modern Studies in Property Law Volume 1 (Hart Publishing, 2001) 133-148
  • (with John Lowry) The No Conflict - No Profit Rules and the Corporate Fiduciary: Challenging the Orthodoxy of Absolutism’ [2000] Journal of Business Law 122-144

PhD Supervision

Mr Edmunds welcomes proposals for postgraduate supervision in land law, director’s fiduciary duties, and the rights of victims to participate at the ICC.