Dr Francis Boorman

Photograph of Dr Francis Boorman
Associate Research Fellow
Research Interests: 

Francis has worked with Professor Derek Roebuck on the history of arbitration since 2013, initially as a research assistant for Derek’s books The Golden Age of Arbitration: Dispute Resolution Under Elizabeth I (2015) and Arbitration and Mediation in Seventeenth-Century England (2017). Francis is now working on the ‘Access to Justice: History of Arbitration in England and Wales’ project based at IALS, and is collaborating with Derek and Dr Rhiannon Markless on a history of arbitration in eighteenth-century England.

Additional Information: 

Dr Francis Calvert Boorman studied history, politics and political philosophy at the University of York. He has a PhD from the Institute of Historical Research, with a thesis about the social and political history of Chancery Lane in the late 18th century. His research interests include the histories of arbitration, the legal profession and London, as well as local, social and political history.


Selected Publications

Francis Calvert Boorman, ‘Advertising arbitration: the origins of the profession’, Arbitration, 82:2 (2016), pp.118-21.

Francis Calvert Boorman, ‘Arbitration and elite honour in Elizabethan England: a case study of Bess of Hardwick’, Journal of Dispute Resolution 17 (2016), pp.19-40.