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Mr Rhonson Salim

Profile summary

  • Central Academic Staff
  • Lecturer in Law
  • The Faculty of Business and Law
  • The Open University Law School
  • The Law School
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Professional biography

Rhonson joined the Open University Law School in March 2015 as a Lecturer in Law. In 2016, he was appointed Research Fellow in Collective Redress and International Alternative Dispute Resolution at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL). He is involved in the Collective Redress project based at BIICL. Rhonson previously worked as a Teaching Fellow in Law at Coventry University London Campus. He was also an Advisor at the Citizen Advice Bureau, specializing in employment, property and housing disputes.

Rhonson holds an LLB (Business Law) from University of Wales, Aberystwyth and an LLM in International Commercial Law from UCL. He was called to the Bar of England of Wales and is a Member of the Honorable Society of Gray’s Inn.

Research interests

Rhonson’s key research interests are in the areas of private international law, collective redress and arbitration. 

Impact and engagement

Rhonson was a legal expert to DG Justice and Consumers, European Commission in a multinational  research project “Study evaluating national collective redress mechanisms in light of the implementation of the 2013 Commission Recommendation on Collective Redress”. He was also an EU rapporteur on collective redress to the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in the study “Collective Redress in Consumer Protection in EU and SEE countries emphasizing cross nation comparisons, issues of commonality and difference.” Rhonson was also legal rapporteur to OHADAC on private international law in the Caribbean.