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Department of Land Economy

Environment, Law & Economics


Mohamad is a multi-disciplinary and comparative law researcher in the fields of property law, construction law, construction project management, and construction supply-chain management. He holds an LLB with Honours, a Construction Law LLM, and an MSc in Project and Enterprise Management. His interests are focused on English mortgage law, English law governed Islamic finance, English-Islamic comparative law, and compliancy in project/supply-chain management.

Mohamad’s PhD research at the University of Cambridge focuses on Islamic and English common law mortgages. He is particularly studying the various legal implications of English Islamic common law mortgages. This aim is to help identify how English law can absorb and indirectly apply novel and non-national legal principles without undermining itself.    

He has interned in a variety of law firms across the Middle East, focusing on international construction disputes, building contracts, aviation M&As, and project programme management.


Summary of Research Interests

Property law, construction law, mortgage law, project management, supply-chain management, compliancy.


PhD Thesis Title

Islamic and English Common Law Mortgages


Supervisors and Advisor

Professor. Martin Dixon (Supervisor); Dr Emma Lees (Advisor)


Start Date

Michaelmas 2020

End Date

Lent 2024 (Expected)


Queens’ College



Ph.D. Candidate, University of Cambridge (2020–present)

MSc in Project and Enterprise Management, University College London (2019–2020)

LLM in Construction Law, University of Strathclyde (2018–2019)

LLB (Hons) in Law, University of East Anglia (2015–2018)


Awards and Scholarships

  • Strathclyde Prestige Award, University of Strathclyde (2018–2019)
  • Dean’s International Student Award, University of Strathclyde (2018–2019)


Professional Experience

  • Legal Intern, DLA Piper (March 2021)
  • Lead Departmental Representative and Co-chair of the Student Staff Liaison Committee, Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management, UCL (October 2019–September 2020)
  • Legal Intern, Alem & Associates (July–August 2019)
  • Legal Intern, Law Firm of Hassan Mahassni (in Association with Dechert LLP) (July 2016–September 2016)
  • Project Management and Contract Administration Intern, SBG Group (December 2015–January 2016)

Internships and Volunteer Experience

  • Team Captain, Queens’ MCR Football Team, Queens’ College (2020–present)
  • Lead Department Representative, Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management, University College London (2019–2020)


Representative Publications

Master’s Dissertation

  • El Daouk, M. 2020, The Contribution of Islamic Supply Chain Management Principles to the Front-End of Large-Scale Construction Projects, University of London, University College London (United Kingdom).

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