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drh20@cam.ac.uk

College Contact Details

Room: O9 Clare

MA, MPhil, LL.M
Professor in Law (Department of Land Economy)

Interests

Tort, Comparative Law, Jurisprudence, Economic Analysis of Law, Sociology of Law, Environmental Law

CV / Biography

*Director of the MPhil in Public Policy

*Reader in Private Law, Department of Land Economy, and Teaching Member of the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge

*Fellow, Clare College, Cambridge

The ReInvent Law Laboratory: 'Law as Engineering'

Publications

 

Books

"Law as Engineering: Thinking about what lawyers do" (Elgar)

Published:
Feb 2013
Publisher:
Elgar
ISBN:
0857933779
ISBN 13:
978-0857933775

"Hepple and Matthews, Tort: Cases and Materials" (OUP) 6th Edition

Co-Author/s:
Martin Matthews, Colm O'Cinneide Jonathan Morgan and Bob Hepple
Published:
Oct 2008
Publisher:
OUP
ISBN 13:
978-0-19-920384-0

"Textbook on Tort" (Butterworths)

Published:
May 1995
Publisher:
Butterworths

Articles

"Libel: Its Purpose and Reform" [2011] Modern Law Review 845-877

Citation:
[2011] Modern Law Review 845-877
Published:
Nov 2011

"The Backbench Business Committee of the House of Commons" [2011] Public Law 490-98

Citation:
[2011] Public Law 490-98
Published:
Oct 2011

"The Costs of Libel Actions: A Sceptical Note" [2011] Cambridge Law Journal 397-419

Citation:
[2011] Cambridge Law Journal 397-419
Published:
Mar 2011

"The Criminal Evidence (Witness Anonymity) Act 2008’" (2008) 8 Archbold News 6-10

Citation:
(2008) 8 Archbold News 6-10
Published:
Sep 2008

"Many Duties of Care - Or A Duty of Care?" Notes from the Underground Oxford Journal of Legal Studies Volume 26, Number 3, 2006 , pp. 449-472

Citation:
Notes from the Underground Oxford Journal of Legal Studies Volume 26, Number 3, 2006 , pp. 449-472
Published:
Nov 2006

"Poisoned Wells: "Proximity" and "Assumption of Responsibility" in Negligence. Sutradhar v NERC" [2005] Cambridge Law Journal 23-26

Citation:
[2005] Cambridge Law Journal 23-26
Published:
Mar 2005

"Against Lumley v Gye" (2005) 68(2) Modern Law Review 195-232

Citation:
(2005) 68(2) Modern Law Review 195-232
Published:
Mar 2005

"Civil Liability for GM Farming: GM crops and the existing law" (2004) 12(5) Environmental Liability 185

Citation:
(2004) 12(5) Environmental Liability 185
Published:
Dec 2004

"Public Authority Non-Liability: Spinning out of Control?" [2004] CLJ 542

Citation:
[2004] CLJ 542
Published:
Nov 2004

"Civil Liability for GM Farming: unanswered questions" (2004) 12(4) Environmental Liability 137

Citation:
(2004) 12(4) Environmental Liability 137
Published:
Aug 2004

"Nuisance and the House of Lords: Squaring the Triangle" [2004] Journal of Environmental Law 233

Citation:
[2004] Journal of Environmental Law 233
Published:
Jun 2004

"The House of Lords and the Animals Act: Closing the Stable Door" [2003] CLJ 548-551

Citation:
[2003] CLJ 548-551
Published:
Nov 2003

"Is Law A Humanity (Or is it more like Engineering?)" (2003) 3(1) Arts and Humanities in Higher Education 7-26

Citation:
(2003) 3(1) Arts and Humanities in Higher Education 7-26
Published:
Oct 2003

"Confidence, Data Protection and the Supermodel" [2003] C.L.J. 17

Citation:
[2003] C.L.J. 17
Published:
Mar 2003

"Muddying the Waters: Tort Law and the Environment" [2002] Washburn Law Journal 469-513

Citation:
[2002] Washburn Law Journal 469-513
Published:
Jun 2002

"Privacy, Confidentiality and the Cult of Celebrity" [2002] CLJ 264-268

Citation:
[2002] CLJ 264-268
Published:
Jun 2002

"Three Forms of Responsibility: On the Relationship Between Tort Law and the Welfare State" [2001] CLJ 553-580

Citation:
[2001] CLJ 553-580
Published:
Nov 2001

"On the Question 'What is Law?' (2000) 6(3) Res Publica 259" (2000) 6(3) Res Publica 259

Citation:
(2000) 6(3) Res Publica 259
Published:
Nov 2000

"Complexity Strikes Back: Valuation in the House of Lords" (2000) 8 Tort Law Rev 85

Citation:
(2000) 8 Tort Law Rev 85
Published:
Jun 2000

"Towards a Guilt-Free Society" Times Literary Supplement 5 June 1998, pp. 11-12

Citation:
Times Literary Supplement 5 June 1998, pp. 11-12
Published:
Jun 1998

"My Brother's Keeper: Liability for the acts of third parties" [1994] Legal Studies 88

Citation:
[1994] Legal Studies 88
Published:
Mar 1994

"Negligence after Murphy: Time to rethink" [1991] CLJ 58-99

Citation:
[1991] CLJ 58-99
Published:
Mar 1991

"The Autonomy of Labour Law: A reply to Professor Wedderburn" 17 Industrial L.J. 11 (1988)

Citation:
17 Industrial L.J. 11 (1988)
Published:
Oct 1988

"O Madness of Discourse: Causation and the Law" 96 Yale L.J. 1389-1424 (1987)

Citation:
96 Yale L.J. 1389-1424 (1987)
Published:
Oct 1987

"Neutral Principles for Employers" [1987] CLJ 227

Citation:
[1987] CLJ 227
Published:
Jul 1987

"Frustration for Labour Lawyers" [1987] CLJ 47

Citation:
[1987] CLJ 47
Published:
Mar 1987

"Church and State in Employment Law" [1986] Cambridge L.J. 404

Citation:
[1986] Cambridge L.J. 404
Published:
Jun 1986

"Bristow v. City Petroleum; Sealand v. Barratt" [1986] Industrial L.J. 190

Citation:
[1986] Industrial L.J. 190
Published:
Mar 1986

"The Truck Act 1896 - Last Rites" [1986] CLJ 30

Citation:
[1986] CLJ 30
Published:
Mar 1986

"A History of British Regional Policy in the 1970s" 2 Yale & Policy Rev. (1984) 215-255

Citation:
2 Yale & Policy Rev. (1984) 215-255
Published:
Mar 1984

"More concern for cause" 4 Legal Studies 131 (1984)

Co-Author/s:
J.D. Fraser
Citation:
4 Legal Studies 131 (1984)
Published:
Mar 1984

Book Chapters

"Lawyers in the House of Commons" in David Feldman, Law in Politics, Politics in Law (Hart) (Ed), pp. 41-64

Publisher:
Hart
Pages:
41-64
Published Date:
Dec 2013
ISBN 13:
9781849464734
Co-Author/s:
David Feldman

"The House of Lords: Central Policy Issues" in A. Fitzpatrick, The End of the Peer Show? (Constitution Society, London) (Ed), pp. 99-108

Publisher:
Constitution Society, London
Pages:
99-108
Published Date:
Jun 2011
Co-Author/s:
A. Fitzpatrick

"Intentional Torts" in C. Sappideen and P. Vines, Fleming's Law of Torts (Thomson-Reuters, Sydney) (Ed), pp. 23-48

Publisher:
Thomson-Reuters, Sydney
Pages:
23-48
Published Date:
Apr 2011
ISBN 13:
978-0455218274
Co-Author/s:
C. Sappideen and P. Vines

"Defences to the Intentional Torts" in C. Sappideen and P. Vines, Fleming's Law of Torts (Thomson-Reuters, Sydney) (Ed), pp. 87-115

Publisher:
Thomson-Reuters, Sydney
Pages:
87-115
Published Date:
Apr 2011
ISBN 13:
978-0455218274
Co-Author/s:
C. Sappideen and P. Vines

"The General Conditions of Unlawfulness" in A. Hartkamp, M. Hesselink, E. Hondius, C.Mak and C.E. du Perron, Towards a European Civil Code 4th edition (revised and expanded) (Wolters Kluwer/ Ars Aequi Libri, Alphen aan den Rijn) (Ed), pp. 845-885

Publisher:
Wolters Kluwer/ Ars Aequi Libri, Alphen aan den Rijn
Pages:
845-885
Published Date:
Dec 2010
ISBN 13:
978-9041133571
Co-Author/s:
A. Hartkamp, M. Hesselink, E. Hondius, C.Mak and C.E. du Perron

"What is Social Liberalism?" in D. Brack, R. Grayson and D. Howarth, Reinventing the State (Politico's, London)

Publisher:
Politico's, London
Published Date:
Sep 2007
Co-Author/s:
D. Brack, R. Grayson and D. Howarth

"The Duty of Care" in K Oliphant et al, Law of Tort (Butterworths Common Law Series) (Butterworths)

Publisher:
Butterworths
Published Date:
Jul 2007
Co-Author/s:
K Oliphant et al

"'Economic Concepts: Markets and Prosperity', 'Economic Concepts: Welfare State', Rationality', 'Hobhouse', 'Rawls', and 'Weber'" in D Brack and E Randall, Dictionary of Liberal Thought (Politico's Publishing Ltd)

Publisher:
Politico's Publishing Ltd
Published Date:
Feb 2007
Co-Author/s:
D Brack and E Randall

"Energy: A sustainable non-nuclear future" in D. Astle et al, Britain after Blair (Profile Books Ltd)

Publisher:
Profile Books Ltd
Published Date:
Sep 2006
Co-Author/s:
D. Astle et al

"The General Conditions of Unlawfulness" in A Hartkamp et al, Towards a European Civil Code (Kluwer, The Hague)

Publisher:
Kluwer, The Hague
Published Date:
Jul 2004
Co-Author/s:
A Hartkamp et al

"Profits from Breach of Contract" in S Hedley and M Halliwell, The Law of Restitution (Butterworths Common Law Series, 2002) (Butterworths) (Ed), pp. 207-230

Publisher:
Butterworths
Pages:
207-230
Published Date:
Aug 2002
Co-Author/s:
S Hedley and M Halliwell

"Restitution for Torts and Miscellaneous Other Wrongs" in S Hedley and M Halliwell, The Law of Restitution (Butterworths Common Law Series, 2002) (Butterworths) (Ed), pp. 231-272

Publisher:
Butterworths
Pages:
231-272
Published Date:
Aug 2002
Co-Author/s:
S Hedley and M Halliwell

"General Defences" in A Grubb, The Law of Tort (Butterworths Common Law Series, 2001) (Butterworths) (Ed), pp. 145-185

Publisher:
Butterworths
Pages:
145-185
Published Date:
Jun 2001
Co-Author/s:
A Grubb

"The Duty of Care" in A Grubb, The Law of Tort (Butterworths Common Law Series, 2001) (Butterworths) (Ed), pp. 503-587

Publisher:
Butterworths
Pages:
503-587
Published Date:
Jun 2001
Co-Author/s:
A Grubb

"The General Conditions of Unlawfulness" in Hartkamp, Heeselink, Hondius et al, Towards a European Civil Code II (Kluwer Law International), pp. 397-431

Publisher:
Kluwer Law International
Pages:
397-431
Published Date:
Aug 1998
Co-Author/s:
Hartkamp, Heeselink, Hondius et al

"Is there a future for the intentional torts?" in P Birks, The Classification of Obligations (OUP) (Ed), pp. 233-282

Publisher:
OUP
Pages:
233-282
Published Date:
Jun 1997
Co-Author/s:
P Birks

"Economic Loss in England: The search for coherence" in E Banakas, Civil Liability for Pure Economic Loss (Kluwer) (Ed), pp. 27-54

Publisher:
Kluwer
Pages:
27-54
Published Date:
Jun 1996
Co-Author/s:
E Banakas

"Making Sense Out of Nonsense" in Gross and Harrison, Jurisprudence: Cambridge Essays (OUP) (Ed)

Publisher:
OUP
Published Date:
Jun 1992
Co-Author/s:
Gross and Harrison

Book Reviews

A Coalition is Born [2011] Journal of Liberal History 40-45

Published:
Jun 2011

In the Theatre State Times Literary Supplement 11 March 2011, p 23

Published:
Mar 2011

Conference Papers

"Reaching the Cabinet: A British Cursus Honorum?" ()

Published:
Feb 2013

Reports

The Jackson Review: Lessons and Consequences

Published:
Feb 2011
Body / Institution:
in K. Oliphant et al. On a slippery slope (Working Group on Civil Justice, 2011),