Dr Daniel Clarry

Dr Daniel Clarry

LSE Fellow

Department of Law

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New Academic Building 7.23

About me

Dr Daniel Clarry is a Fellow in Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) where he teaches on property and trusts. Before joining LSE, Daniel was a Fellow in Private Law and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School (HLS) where he was involved in various initiatives of the Project on the Foundations of Private Law, including the Fourth Restatement of the Law on Property, and taught Advanced Topics in Trust Law. Before joining HLS, Daniel read for a doctorate (PhD) in law at the University of Cambridge in which he examined the supervisory jurisdiction over trust administration. During his time at Cambridge, Daniel taught equity and trusts at the undergraduate level in various colleges and gave lectures in the Master of Laws (LLM) course, Commercial Equity (in respect of which he was also appointed LLM Assessor). Prior to reading for his PhD, Daniel was called to the bar in Australia where he practised as a barrister with a broad commercial practice, including being briefed to advise and appear in arbitration, mediation and litigation in a wide range of matters. In addition to publishing book chapters and journal articles in prominent titles, Daniel has also given papers in Australia, Canada, England, Guernsey, Germany, Norway and the United States. Daniel is presently working on two books: The Irreducible Core of the Trust for the Hart Studies in Private Law series (Bloomsbury 2018); and Trust Administration: The Supervisory Jurisdiction (Oxford University Press 2018). Daniel is also the Editor-in-Chief of The UK Supreme Court Yearbook, a serial book publication that critically reviews the jurisprudence of the UK Supreme Court each legal year and publishes chapters by judges (including the UKSC Justices), eminent professors and leading barristers (many of whom argued the relevant cases under analysis in each volume from year-to-year).

Research interests

Daniel’s research interests lie broadly in private law, especially property (personal and real) and trusts. Daniel is also interested in: bankruptcy and insolvency; civil procedure; contract, commercial law; competition and consumer law; legal history; and judicial institutions.     



Book chapters


Conference papers

  • ‘Welcome’ –  Brexit Judicialised: Crown v Parliament public lecture, UK Supreme Court (Parliament Square, Westminster, 22 February 2018)
  • 'Mandatory and Default Rules in Fiduciary Law’ – Fiduciary Law: Charting the Field conference, Harvard Law School (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 10-11 November 2017)
  • ‘Hohfeld and the Trust: a critical commentary’ — Symposium on the Work of Wesley Newcomb Hohfeld, Yale Law School (New Haven, Connecticut, 15 October 2016)
  • ‘The “Irreducible Core” Concept in Trust Law’ — Private Law Consortium, University of Oslo (Oslo, Norway, 16 June 2016)
  • ‘Arbitration of Internal Trust Disputes’ — Cambridge Private Law Centre seminar, Cambridge Faculty of Law (Cambridge, UK, 20 May 2015)
  • ‘Translating en bon pére de famille: standards of care in offshore trust administration’ — Annual Conference, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (St Peter’s Port, Guernsey, 26 June 2014)
  • ‘Fiduciary Ownership and Trusts in a Comparative Perspective’ — Comparative Law Discussion Group, Cambridge Faculty of Law (Cambridge, UK, 13 May 2014)
  • ‘Fiduciary Ownership and Trusts in a Comparative Perspective’ — Aktuelle Stunde, Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Hamburg, Germany, 19 December 2013)
  • ‘Trusts as a Subject of Comparative Law’ — Institute of Comparative Law, McGill University (Montreal, Canada, 2011)
  • ‘Admissibility of Foreign Evidence in the Federal Court of Australia’, — National Tax Practitioners Forum (Australian Government Solicitor, Sydney, Australia, 2009)
  • ‘Protecting the Gullible from the Greedy’, Consumer Law paper — National Pro Bono Seminar Series (Australian Government Solicitor, Brisbane, Australia, 2008)