Professor Peter Edge grew up on the Isle of Man, and his academic interest in Manx law began as an undergraduate. In the second and third year of his LLB degree at Lancaster University he undertook research into novel points of Manx law, in between vacation placements with Manx advocate’s on Atholl Street. After graduating with first class honours from Lancaster University, he received a PhD scholarship from the Manx Government, and carried out doctoral research at Cambridge University. He received a PhD for his dissertation on the making of Manx public law in 1994. In the same year he began to publish on Manx law, and Commonwealth meta-law, in academic journals such as the Journal of Legal History, the Anglo-American Law Review, and the Northern Ireland Law Quarterly. In 1997, commissioned by the Isle of Man Law Society, he published his acclaimed textbook on Manx law, Manx Public Law (which is now available from SJS as a free ebook). His work on the Manx Tynwald was funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council in 2001-2003. His consultancy experience includes work for third sector organisations, as well as in the public sector.