Dr Karim Aldohni, LLB, LLM, PhD, SFHEA, Senior Lecturer in Law, Newcastle Law School

Dr Aldohni joined Newcastle Law School in 2008 after he completed his PhD at the University of Leeds. In 2009 he was awarded a one year Research Fellowship of the Institute of Financial Services/ Henry Grunfeld Foundation.

His research and teaching focus on certain areas of financial law including financial regulation, Islamic finance, corporate finance and consumer credit. He published a monograph in 2011, The Legal and Regulatory Aspects of Islamic Banking: A comparative look at the UK and Malaysia. The book provides a critical analysis of the UK legal and regulatory banking framework in relation to Islamic banking while it also includes a comparative element with Malaysia. The book was reviewed by Sir William Blair (Journal of Business Law 2013, Issue 2) and received positive remarks.

Practice areas


  • Society of Legal Scholars
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


  • LLM (Intl. Business Law), Department of Law, University of Wales (Aberystwyth)
  • LLB, Faculty of Law, University of Aleppo (Syria)
  • PGCert Advanced Studies in Academic Practice, Newcastle University
  • PhD, School of Law, University of Leeds

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