Portrait of Dr Gerald Swaby Dr Gerald Swaby

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g.swaby@hud.ac.uk | 01484 475011


Position: Senior Lecturer - Law School
Qualifications: PhD, LLB, LLM, PGCE, FHEA

Gerald Swaby graduated from University in 2001 with an LLB(Hons) and again in 2003 with an LLM. He commenced his teaching career at the University Campus in Oldham in 2003 whereupon he enrolled for his PGCE and Graduated from this course in 2004. He has taught over a number of different modules. His interests focus on contracts and commercial law of which he is responsible for as module leader on the LLB, Graduate diploma in Law and the Distance Learning LLB. He has specific research interests in insurance law and has published a number of peer reviewed articles on this subject and has undertaken supervision of post graduate students on the subject.

He is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is also a member of the Society of Legal Scholars and the Law Teacher Association.

Research and Scholarship

Current Research Interests

  • Insurance Fraud

Other Research Interests

  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Agent Regulations.

Professional Memberships

  • Society of Legal Scholars
  • Association of Law Teachers
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

External Examiner (Doctoral Theses)

Conference Presentations

(2015) Cheek by Jowl  Society Legal Schollars Conference

(2012) ‘The Price of a Lie’. In: Withers/Law Commission/, 26 June 2012, Wills Building, London
(2012) ‘The Price of a Lie’. In: Insurance Law Reform Association Meeting, April 2012, Norton Rose Solicitors, London

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Swaby, G. and Lazer, S. (2017) ‘Civil litigation update: 'fundamental dishonesty' reviewed by appeal courtCILEX Journal . ISSN 2050-0580

Kelly, R. and Swaby, G. (2017) ‘Consumer Protection Rights and "Free" Digital ContentComputer and Telecommunications Law Review , 23 (7), pp. 165-170. ISSN 1357-3128

Swaby, G (2017) ‘The Insurance Act 2015: a new regime in insurance law?CILEX Journal , pp. 18-20. ISSN 2050-0580

Swaby, G (2017) ‘Insurance Law UpdateCILEX Journal , pp. 28-29. ISSN 2050-0580


Swaby, G (2016) A critical examination of the disproportionate rights and duties of insurers and insured vis-à-vis good faith, fraud and the settlement of insurance claims Doctoral thesis, University of Huddersfield.

Swaby, G (2016) ‘Insurance Fraud Taskforce ReportCILEX Journal , pp. 8-12. ISSN 2050-0580

Swaby, G (2016) ‘Personal injury law update : proposed reformsCILEX Journal . ISSN 2050-0580


Swaby, G (2015) ‘Personal injury practice update: Gerald Swaby comments on the dichotomy raised by the decision in Hayward v Zurich Insurance Company plc [2015] EWCA Civ 327. Personal injury practice updateCILEX Journal , pp. 22-23. ISSN 2050-0580

Swaby, G (2015) ‘The Consumer Rights Act 2015: to exclude or not to exclude?CILEX Journal , pp. 38-39. ISSN 2050-0580

Swaby, G (2015) ‘Cheek by jowl: Fraudulent insurance claims and the counter measures enacted in personal injury casesInsurance Law Journal , 27 (1). ISSN 1030-2379


Swaby, G (2013) ‘The Price of a LieJournal of Business Law (1), pp. 77-102. ISSN 0021-9460

Swaby, G (2013) ‘Blurring Distinctions: should innocent insureds be tarred with the same brush as their fraudulent agents?Insurance Law Journal , 24 (60). ISSN 1030-2379


Swaby, G (2012) ‘The Price of a Lie’. In: Withers/Law Commission/, 26 June 2012, Wills Building, London

Swaby, G (2012) ‘The Price of a Lie’. In: Insurance Law Reform Association Meeting, April 2012, Norton Raod Solicitors, London


Swaby, G. and Richards, P. (2011) ‘Insurance reforms: Re-balancing the KilterJournal of Business Law (6), pp. 535-555. ISSN 0021-9460

Swaby, G (2011) ‘Insurance law reform: deterring fraud in the twenty-first century.International Journal of Law and Management , 53 (6), pp. 413-434. ISSN 1754-243X


Swaby, G (2010) ‘Insurance law: fit for purpose in the twenty-first century?International Journal of Law and Management , 52 (1), pp. 21-39. ISSN 1754-243X

Research Degree Supervision

Administrative Responsibilities

Gerald also leads a number of modules, with administrative duties attached.

Teaching and Professional Activities

Gerald teaches the following modules:

  • Commercial Law (LLB)
  • Contract Law (DL)
  • Commercial Law (DL)
  • Contract law (GDL)