Research Supervisory Expertise
Competition law, consumer law, and contract law.
Land law and trusts.
I am happy to supervise students in the following areas.
- Governance of cyberspace and role of politics, technology and law
- Taxation of e-commerce
- e-government and the role of information and communication technologies
International human rights law, disability law and legal theory
Consumer law, consumer credit (both policy and law - UK and European) and company law.
Banking and financial services law, including Islamic banking law.
Agricultural law, including European Community and world trade aspects.
Historical criminology, history of crime and criminal justice, historiography of criminal justice, policing, police history, police-public relations, politics of policing, civilian crime control, crime prevention, security technologies, security industry, history of security, urban history, Victorian cities.
Public law, comparative constitutional law and human rights law.
Social care law, social justice, disability, law mental capacity and decision making.
Policing, community safety, crime prevention, youth justice, restorative justice, comparative criminal justice and criminology more generally.
Intellectual property, relating to law, history, politics, economics and anthropology. Access to knowledge, human rights, sustainable development, health, agriculture, genetics, biotechnology, traditional knowledge and folklore, bioprospecting, and indigenous peoples' rights.
Victims/witnesses, credibility assessment, sexual violence, witness preparation, juries, access to justice.
Situational crime prevention; environmental criminology; crime science; crime drop research.
Legal Profession; Regulation, Social Mobility and Diversity of the Legal Profession, Professional Legal Ethics, Access to Justice, Legal Education, Legal Services Change and Organisations.
Medical law, particularly relating to the beginning or end of life, medical ethics, comparative law.
All aspects of the law of obligations, particularly contract and consumer law and the law of remedies. All approaches to these subjects, including comparative, economic, empirical, historical, theoretical and practical analyses.
Criminal justice and how it deals with suspects, defendants and offenders. The remand process, electronic monitoring, community sentences, prisoner's resettlement, prisons, compliance and procedural justice, public and voluntary sector involvement in criminal justice.
Most areas of corporate law and insolvency law, and particularly all aspects of corporate governance, directors and shareholder rights and remedies, corporate rescue, corporate liquidations, administrations, recovering of property by liquidators and administrators.
Disability equality, non-discrimination, human rights law, property law.
Youth crime and justice, anti-social behaviour policy and practice, probation service policy and practice, minority ethnic experiences of criminal justice, race equality, prisoner resettlement, quantitative research methods.
International human rights law, disability law, mental health law, the challenges of lawyering, advocacy, implementation and monitoring.
Alcohol, crime and violence; The summer 'riots' of 2011; Quantitative analysis of criminal justice data and secondary data analysis.
Police, policing, private security, security governance and accountability.
Corporate governance, corporate law, regulation of the legal profession and of conduct in financial services, legal professional privilege.
Financial provision on divorce, child protection, family law, community care law, the law relating to older people, legal education, internationalisation, widening participation and diversity.
International law, business law, the harmonisation of law, comparative bankruptcy law, corporate governance with particular reference to developing countries, banking and (Islamic banking) law, property law.
International law and international human rights law, including the role of the United Nations, its supervisory and monitoring capacities, dispute settlement, the prohibition of torture, international criminal law, jurisdiction and immunities.
Tort law, especially defamation and related wrongs, media law and international commercial law.
Transnational Policing; Transnational Crime; Policing in Transitional Societies; Pluralisation of Policing; Private Security & Corporate Security; The Commodification of Security; Colonial Policing & Postcolonial Legacies.
The prison system, particularly long-term prisoners and the private sector.
The English law of obligations, the nature and scope of contractual rights and remedies, and their relationship with proprietary rights and remedies.
Sentencing, Criminal Justice, Public Policy Evaluation, Survey Research and Data Quality.
Intellectual property rights and their relationship with human rights (free speech, data protection, access to education and health care, etc.), the intersection between free speech and copyright/trade marks, and unfair competition.
Personal property law and trusts, including secured transactions law; contract and unjust enrichment, including from international and comparative perspectives; private law theory.
European law and political theory, Anti-discrimination law and social theory, critical race theory, courts and democracy.
Sociology of the professions; changing nature of legal services; access to justice/ legal aid and citizenship; social mobility and diversity of the legal profession
Environmental law, pollution control, planning law (including the built heritage), nature conservation, torts, corporate manslaughter, emergency planning/disasters, and risk and legal processes.
Telecommunications law and policy, EU competition law, US antitrust law, regulated industries, utilities regulation, regulatory economics and industrial policy, high technology industries, Internet law and cyberlaw, EU Digital Single Market, intellectual property and especially online copyright
Criminal procedure and privacy, surveillance, the criminal appeals process, the regulation of new technologies.
Health law, social justice, family law, children’s rights, legal embodiment, the legal regulation of reproduction, non-therapeutic interventions on children, feminist theory, legal humanities, informed consent, the sentencing of sex offenders, transgender rights, and genetic testing.
Legal personhood, embodiment, intersexuality and professional legal ethics.
Cyberlaw, policing, forensic process, terrorism, media law, public law, civil liberties and human rights.
Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Crime, Law and Technology, Policing, Police History, Digital evidence, Security policy, Crime and Popular Culture, Intellectual Property Crime, Counterfeiting, Specialist intellectual property courts, Consuming counterfeit luxury fashion goods.
Legal education, student mobility and the teaching of foreign law
Family law, child law, gender, parental responsibility, human rights, social class, feminist jurisprudence, reproductive technologies, the law of residence and contact disputes.
Criminal law, EU and UK competition law, antitrust law, white collar crime, anticompetitive agreements, international cooperation in competition law and the objectives of competition law.
Welfare reform and crime control, drug policy, criminal justice policy-making, resettlement of prisoners, gender and criminal justice.
Free speech theory, the judicial treatment of privacy-invading expression by the media, media law, privacy law. The protection of freedom of expression under Article 10 ECHR by UK and/or Strasbourg courts.
Historical criminology, behavioural regulation, social control, moral panics, moral regulation, deviance and alcohol.
I am willing to supervise research students in most aspects of corporate law, corporate governance and corporate social responsibility.
Law and economic perspective, contract law, regulation and law and the regulatory features of different types of legal instruments.