Faculty of Law

Faculty of Law
Faculty of Law

Wanjiru Njoya is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Law. She joined Queen’s Law in 2013, after several years teaching at various universities in the UK including Kent, Oxford and the London School of Economics. She has law degrees from Nairobi (LLB with first class honours), Hull (LLM with distinction) and Cambridge (PhD, with a thesis on the law and economics of corporate governance). Her most recent publications focus on the distributional implications of corporate enterprise, notably in “The Problem of Income Inequality: Lord Wedderburn on Fat Cats, Corporate Governance and Workers” (2015) 44 Industrial Law Journal 394.

Professor Njoya is also a research associate of the Centre for Business Research at Cambridge University. Her research appears in leading journals including the Industrial Law Journal, the Comparative Labor Law & Policy Journal and the Journal of Corporate Law Studies. She was recently awarded research funding by the CPA Centre for Governance at the Smith School of Business, to work on a project titled “The Financialization of Corporate Governance: Implications for Wage Distribution.”

Research interests

  • Legal and philosophical foundations of capitalism
  • Corporate governance, economic liberty and social welfare

Recent Work



  • Property in Work: The Employment Relationship in the Anglo-American Firm. Surrey: Ashgate Publishing, 2007.


  • “The Contract of Employment, Corporate Law and Labour Income” in Mark Freedland (ed) The Contract of Employment (Oxford University Press, 2016)
  • “The EU Framework of Information and Consultation: Implications for Trades Unions and Industrial Democracy” in A. Bogg, C. Costello and ACL Davies, Research Handbook on EU Labour Law (Edward Elgar, 2016)
  • (with Alice Carse) “Labour Law as the Law of the Business Enterprise” in Alan Bogg et al (eds)The Autonomy of Labour Law (Oxford, Hart Publishing, January 2015).
  • (with Nicola Countouris) “The Acquired Rights Directive” in Monika Schlachter (ed) European Labour Law: A Commentary (Alphen: Wolters Kluwer, 2014) 421-456
  • (with Andrew Johnston) “Corporate Governance and Consultative Mechanisms” in Tonia Novitz and Alan Bogg (eds) Voices at Work: Continuity and Change in the Common Law World (Oxford University Press, April 2014).
  • “Flexibility and Enterprise Risk: Employees as Stakeholders in Corporate Governance” in Mark Freedland and Nicola Countouris, (eds) Resocialising Europe in a Time of Crisis (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013) 290-313.


  • “Corporate Governance and the Employment Relationship: The Fissured Workplace in Canada and the UK” (2015) Comparative Labor Law and Policy Journal 121
  • “The Problem of Income Inequality: Lord Wedderburn on Fat Cats, Corporate Governance and Workers” (2015) 44 Industrial Law Journal 394
  • “Job Security in a Flexible Labor Market: Challenges and Possibilities for Worker Voice” (2012) 33:3 Comparative Labor Law & Policy Journal 459-480.
  • “Employee Ownership in the European Company: Reflexive Law, Reincorporation and Escaping Codetermination” (2011) 11:2 Journal of Corporate Law Studies 267.