Dr Tim Potier

Principle Lecturer in Law

School of Law
Faculty of Business and Law



I am an academic lawyer. Previously, I was Head of the Law School at UCLan Cyprus, the first overseas campus of the University of Central Lancashire. As a Principal Lecturer, my main focus will be on research. My main area of specialisation is in Roman Law. I contribute to the teaching of both Equity and Trusts and Property Law on the LLB course. I have recently been appointed an External Examiner at the University of West London. I am also leading an Anglo-Russian initiative to establish an Arbitration Centre with its headquarters anticipated to be in London.


  • PhD in Law, Keele University (1999)
  • LLM in International, European and Comparative Law (1993)
  • LLB (Hons), Wolverhampton University (1992)


I am writing a monograph on Roman Family Law. This is expected to be the first in a series of equivalent monographs covering other areas of Roman Law. I am one of five Series Editors of the multi-volume Byzantine Law Series, which aims to translate many Byzantine legal texts into the English language for the first time. 

Outputs and Publications

  • Potier, T. (2000) Conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, Abkhazia and South Ossetia: A Legal Appraisal. The Hague: Kluwer Law International
  • Potier, T. (2007) A Functional Cyprus Settlement: The Constitutional Dimension. Verlag Franz Philipp Rutzen
  • Potier, T. (2009) ‘A Comparative Analysis of the Five Versions of the Annan Plan’. In Reunifying Cyprus – The Annan Plan and Beyond. Ed. by Varnava, A., and Faustmann, H. London: I.B. Tauris, 40-54 
  • Potier, T. (2010) ‘Association with international personality: Nagorno-Karabakh in Azerbaijan’. European Yearbook of Minority Issues 7 (1), 677-694). 
  • Potier, T. (2012) 'Roman Law and the Legal World of the Romans' by Andrew M. Riggsby. Reviewed in Cambridge Law Journal 71 (2), 446-449.


  • Equity and Trusts
  • Property Law

Areas of expertise

  • Roman Law
  • Jurisprudence
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