Mr Styles interests are Jurisprudence, Commercial Law, Oil and Gas Law, and the Scottish Legal Tradition.
He was formerly the assistant editor of Daintith and Willoughby's United Kingdom Oil and Gas Law and is still one of its contibuting authors.
His published research has appeared in the following journals: Oxford Journal of Legal Studies; Juridical Review; Journal of the Law Society of Scotland; and Scots Law Times. He contributed the chapter on 'Liferent and Fee' in the Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia of the Laws of Scotland and is uthor of the entires on the Judiciary, Churhc and State and the Scottish Executive.
He has a wide range of resecah intersts including contract law, oil and gas law, securities, medical ethics and the role of the judiciary.