Video from lecture on retail Islamic banking/insurance by Scott Morrison

In order to access the video from the ISMC Aga Khan University lecture on 23 November please click here.

Lecture Slides and Audio ISMC AKU

The lecture ‘Islamic Banking and Finance: A Novel and Increasingly Significant Expression of Islamic Law and Faith’ took place at the Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, Aga Khan University in London last week. Click for lecture slides and audio.

23 November talk on retail Islamic finance

Scott Morrison will give a lecture titled ‘Islamic Banking and Finance: A Novel and Increasingly Significant Expression of Islamic Law and Faith’ at 6:00-7:30 PM on 23 November 2017 at the Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, Aga Khan University in London. For details and the invitation please click here.

Book Launch Slides

On 31 October a book launch for The Law of Sukuk  took place at Middlesex University in London. The slides for the 30 minute lecture by Dr Scott Morrison are available here with audio to follow.

Review of Law of Sukuk

The latest issue of the New Horizon Magazine includes this review of The Law of Sukuk by Chris Utting, partner at White & Case LLP.

Video review of Law of Sukuk

Barrister Philip Taylor talks about The Law of Sukuk and its utility to barristers.

Forthcoming book review of Law of Sukuk

Elizabeth Robson Taylor and Phillip Taylor MBE, Head of Chambers, each of Richmond Green Chambers in London write in a review of The Law of Sukuk (forthcoming in Barrister Magazine):

‘the book comes at the right time with London maintaining its position as a centre of global importance and reach concerning Islamic finance’

‘we are given reliable information and analysis for the practitioner […] this book will be of interest in other fields including consultancy, accounting, investment banking, the government, the treasury and all involved in tax matters.’

‘We found it quite sufficient for any experienced professional who receives instructions where there may be a commitment to, or some understanding of, the relevant principles of Islamic law and for those who may be investing in, or arranging a sakk issue.’



28 September talk on sukuk

At Dentons in London, joint session on sukuk sponsored by the Institute of Islamic Banking and Insurance.

Counsel magazine article on Islamic finance in UK

The September issue of Counsel magazine includes this article by Scott Morrison on ‘The Pull of Islamic Finance’ on the role of Islamic finance in pre- and post-Brexit Britain.

Book Launch

Middlesex University School of Law Book Launch

Dr. Scott Morrison ‘Law of Sukuk: Shari’a Compliant Securities’

Tuesday 31st October 2017 at 18:00-20:00

Middlesex University, The 2nd Floor Mezzanine & The Boardroom C219-20, The College Building, Hendon, London, NW4 4BT

Free Eventbrite booking Link:


18:00 – 18:30 Tea – 2nd Floor Mezzanine

18:30 – 19:00 Talk – The Boardroom, C219-20

19:00 – 20:00 Buffet and wine on 2nd Floor mezzanine

Biography: Dr Scott Morrison joined Middlesex University School of Law in September 2015. His principal research interests deal with capital markets, corporate finance, fixed income securities, structured financial instruments and securitisation, and banking law more broadly; in particular he is currently engaged in research concerning the development and regulation of Islamic finance and investment, and retail banking — both in the United Kingdom and abroad.

Before being called to the Bar of England and Wales (Gray’s Inn) in 2012 he specialised in Middle Eastern and Islamic studies, and politics. Having completed the BA at New York University (1994), and the MA (1997) MPhil (1999) and PhD (2004) at Columbia University in New York City he served as Fellow at the Columbia University Society of Fellows and concurrent Lecturer in the Department of Middle Eastern and Asian Languages and Cultures (MEALAC 2004-2006), and Visiting Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies in the Department of Religion, Columbia University (2006-2007).

Scott has held two US Fulbright Commission Grants. The first supported research in Turkey (2003-2004) and the second teaching and research in the Department of Law at the Maldives College of Higher Education (in Male’ 2007-2008). He has also lectured at New York University (autumn 2008), Zayed University (Dubai and Abu Dhabi UAE 2009-2010), and in Japan — at Akita University (2013-2015) and as Visiting Associate Professor at Keio Law School (spring 2015) in Tokyo.

Funding bodies from which he has secured smaller research grants include: the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), the Institute for Turkish Studies (ITS), the Princeton-American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT), the American Political Science Association (APSA), the Middle East Studies Association (MESA), the Andrew W Mellon Foundation (for study in Yemen), the Middlebury College School of Arabic (1998), Foreign Language and Area Studies Scholarship (1997) and the Columbia University Presidential Scholarship (1996-1999). He also served as Visiting Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Islamic Studies (2010-2011).