Matthew Carn

Salford Business School

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Contact Details

Peel Park Campus

Maxwell Building - Room 323

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Current positions



I undertook a joint humanities/science undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto and then went on to read War Studies at King’s College London, where I obtained my MA.

I subsequently undertook my legal studies on the Graduate Diploma in Law programme, followed by the Bar Vocational Course at BPP University. I am a member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn and was called to the Bar in 2007.

Following call, I worked as a legal adviser on international humanitarian law with a non-governmental organisation in the Middle East. I then joined BPP University in London where I was the senior academic and subject lead for all Equity & Trusts law modules. I was also a guest lecturer in Equity & Trusts at King’s College London from 2013 - 2016.

I am the author of a number of publications, including key contributions to practitioner texts such as The International Trust 3rd Edition.

Areas of research

Law of Armed Conflict Defence Strategy Equity & Trusts


My areas of speciality are property law and International Humanitarian Law. My teaching experience covers Equity and Trusts, Land Law, Public International Law and the International Law of Armed Conflict.

Research Interests

  • Law of Armed Conflict
  • Defence Strategy
  • Equity & Trusts

Qualifications and Memberships

  • BA
  • MA
  • Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn