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Dr Chathuni Jayathilaka

Job: Lecturer

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Leicester De Montfort Law School

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: Ext: 8181




Personal profile

Chathuni Jayathilaka has an LLB (Hons), First Class and a PhD in law from the University of Edinburgh. She took up a lectureship in law at Leicester De Montfort Law School in 2015.

Chathuni's research interests are in the area of private law, and lie at the interface between contract law, property law and commercial law. Chathuni has a particular interest in legal history and Scots private law; and her work draws on comparative perspectives from England, Germany, France and South Africa. She is currently working on a long-term research project on the Scots contract of sale.

Publications and outputs 

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Jayathilaka, C. “The Warrandices Implied in the Sale of a Claim to Payment” (2016) Juridical Review 105.


[Forthcoming] Jayathilaka, C., Sale and the Implied Warranty of Soundness. Edinburgh Legal Education Trust: Edinburgh.


Research interests/expertise

The contract of sale

Scots law

Comparative law

Contractual Remedies

Private law

Intangible/Incorporeal Property

Legal History

Areas of teaching

Private Law


LLB (Hons), First Class - The University of Edinburgh (2010)

PhD in Private Law - The University of Edinburgh (2015)

Courses taught


  1. Contract Law
  2. E-Commerce
  3. Law and Lawyering: International Perspectives
  4. The Civilian Contract of Sale



  1. Private International Law (Module Leader)
  2. LLM Dissertation Supervisor

Membership of professional associations and societies

Stair Society

Society of Legal Scholars

North East Regional Obligations Group

Professional licences and certificates

Fellow, Higher Education Academy

Conference attendance

“The Aedilitian remedies in Scotland” Ius Commune Conference, University of Maastricht. November 2016. 

“Ownership and incorporeals” Modern Studies in Property Law Publication Workshop, Queens’ College, University of Cambridge. April 2017.

Externally funded research grants information

"The Aedilitian Remedies in Scotland". British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant, June 2017 - April 2019, Principle Investigator. 


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