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Department of Land Economy

Environment, Law & Economics

Summary of Research Interests

Mohamad is a multi-disciplinary researcher in law and construction project management. He holds an LLB with Honours, a Construction Law LLM, and an MSc in Project and Enterprise Management. His interests focus on the law of mortgages, building contracts, Islamic finance law, and construction supply chain management.

Mohamad’s doctoral research at the University of Cambridge focuses on the Islamic and common law mortgage of England and Wales. He is particularly studying the various legal implications that Islamic common-law mortgages carry in a secular legal system. The aim of the thesis is to expound on the existing literature on Islamic home finance, including mortgages, and propound a property law definition of the Islamic common law mortgage, which is the gap the PhD aims to cover.

Mohamad is an Associate Tutor of the University of East Anglia in International Construction Law and Dispute Resolution. He has worked in various law firms across the Middle East, focusing on international construction disputes, building contracts, aviation M&As, and project programme management.


PhD Thesis Title

Islamic and English Common Law Mortgages


Supervisors and Advisor

Professor. Martin Dixon


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2015-2018: LLB (Hons), University of East Anglia
2018-2019: LLM Construction Law, University of Strathclyde
2019-2020: MSc Project and Enterprise Management, University College London


Representative Publications

El Daouk, M. (2023). ‘Time of the Essence in Building Contracts’, Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction, 13(2), doi:

El Daouk, M. (2022). ‘Supply chains and adversity’, Cambridge University Land Society Magazine 2022, (December), pp. 96–97. 

El Daouk, M. (2022). ‘Introducing ḥalāl to construction supply chains in the UK’s construction sector’, Journal of Islamic Marketing, ahead-of-print, doi:

El Daouk, M. (2021). ‘English case law on Islamic finance: Interpretation and application of Shariah principles’, Journal of Islamic Finance, 10(2), pp. 53–66. 

El Daouk, M. (2021). ‘Virtual and in-person hearings beyond COVID-19’, Cambridge University Land Society Magazine 2021, (December) p. 126. 

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

Mohamed El Daouk

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