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sw590@cam.ac.uk

College Contact Details

Room: N2

Tel: 01223 334978

LLB(Hons), LLM, DipLP (Aberd); PhD (Cantab);Solicitor (non-practising) and Notary Public (Scotland)
College Teaching Officer (Christ's College); Affiliated Lecturer

Interests

 

Law reform, constitutional law, civil liberties and human rights

 

Publications

 

Books

"Fifty Years of the Law Commissions: The Dynamics of Law Reform" (Hart) (Ed)

Co-Author/s:
Matthew Dyson, James Lee
Published:
Sep 2016
Publisher:
Hart

Articles

"Facing Facts: Judicial Approaches to Section 4 of the Human Rights Act 1998" (2017) 133 Law Quarterly Review (forthcoming)

Citation:
(2017) 133 Law Quarterly Review (forthcoming)
Published:
Dec 2016

"Law Reform in Northern Ireland: Cheshire Cat or Potemkin Commission?" [2016] Public Law 651-669

Co-Author/s:
Neil Faris
Citation:
[2016] Public Law 651-669
Published:
Oct 2016

"The Reality of the British Constitution: H.L.A. Hart and what 'Officials' Really Think"

Co-Author/s:
David Howarth
Published:
Jul 2014

"The Longer you can Look Back, the Further you can Look Forward: The Origins of the Scottish Law Commission" (2014) 18 Edinburgh Law Review 59-83

Citation:
(2014) 18 Edinburgh Law Review 59-83
Published:
Jan 2014

"Judicial Diversity: Where Do We Go From Here?" (2013) 2(1) Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law 7-15

Citation:
(2013) 2(1) Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law 7-15
Published:
Apr 2013

"Reforming the Law (Commission): A Crisis of Identity?" [2013] Public Law 20-29

Citation:
[2013] Public Law 20-29
Published:
Jan 2013

"Thematic Analysis: Criminal Evidence and Procedure" (2012) 1(2) Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law 66-73

Co-Author/s:
Z. Prodromou
Citation:
(2012) 1(2) Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law 66-73
Published:
May 2012

"Prescription and Limitation of Actions in Scotland and England in Relation to Disputes in Construction Contracts" (2011) 15 Edinburgh Law Review 122-128

Citation:
(2011) 15 Edinburgh Law Review 122-128
Published:
Jan 2011

"Experts and Arbiters: Ne'er the Twain Shall Meet?" 2008 Juridical Review 273-289

Co-Author/s:
A. McMillan
Citation:
2008 Juridical Review 273-289
Published:
Dec 2008

Book Chapters

"Promoting Law Reform: By Means of Draft Bills or Otherwise" in , Fifty Years of the Law Commissions: The Dynamics of Law Reform (Hart) (Ed)

Publisher:
Hart
Published Date:
Sep 2016

"Introduction (with Matthew Dyson and James Lee)" in , Fifty Years of the Law Commissions: The Dynamics of Law Reform (Hart) (Ed)

Publisher:
Hart
Published Date:
Sep 2016

Book Reviews

J. Finlay, The Community of the College of Justice: Edinburgh and the Court of Session, 1687-1808 (2013) 72 Cambridge Law Journal 448-451

Published:
Jul 2013

J. Horder, Homicide and the Politics of Law Reform (2013) 72 Cambridge Law Journal 221-224

Published:
Mar 2013

E.E. Sutherland et al (eds.), Law Making and the Scottish Parliament: The Early Years (2012) 16 Edinburgh Law Review 289-291

Published:
May 2012

Case Notes

"Suspicion-less Minds: Anti-Terrorism Powers at Ports and Borders" (2016) 75 Cambridge Law Journal 8-11

Published:
Mar 2016

Conference Papers

"HLA Hart's Secondary Rules: What Do "Officials" Really Think?" (Faculty of Law, University of Bergen )

Co-Author/s:
David Howarth
Published:
Dec 2016
Conference:
Faculty of Law, University of Bergen

"Facing Facts: Judicial Approaches to Section 4 of the Human Rights Act 1998" (Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, Oxford)

Published:
Sep 2016
Conference:
Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, Oxford

"Criminal Evidence Reform in Scotland" (Royal Society of Edinburgh Evidence Workshop, Glasgow)

Co-Author/s:
James Chalmers and Fiona Leverick
Published:
Jun 2016
Conference:
Royal Society of Edinburgh Evidence Workshop, Glasgow

"To take and keep under review all the law: the Law Commissions' exercise of discretion" (Glasgow Forum for Scots Law, University of Glasgow)

Published:
Sep 2015
Conference:
Glasgow Forum for Scots Law, University of Glasgow

"Promoting Law Reform: by Means of Draft Bills or Otherwise" (Fifty Years of the Law Commissions: The Dynamics of Law Reform Now, Then and Next, An International Conference at the UK Supreme Court, London)

Published:
Jul 2015
Conference:
Fifty Years of the Law Commissions: The Dynamics of Law Reform Now, Then and Next, An International Conference at the UK Supreme Court, London

"The Reality of the British Constitution" (Constitution Society, Constitution Unit and UK Constitutional Law Association conference, "Approaching the tipping point? The UK Constitution and the 2015 General Election", with David Howarth)

Co-Author/s:
David Howarth
Published:
Apr 2015
Conference:
Constitution Society, Constitution Unit and UK Constitutional Law Association conference, "Approaching the tipping point? The UK Constitution and the 2015 General Election", with David Howarth

"The Law Commissions and Law Reform" (Centre For Public Law Seminar, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge)

Published:
Nov 2013
Conference:
Centre For Public Law Seminar, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge

"The Law Commissions and Law Reform" (Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, Edinburgh)

Published:
Sep 2013
Conference:
Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, Edinburgh

"Fifty Years of the British Law Commissions: Work in Progress" (Paper presented to the Law Commission)

Published:
Feb 2013
Conference:
Paper presented to the Law Commission

"Promoting Law Reform: An Examination of the Scottish Law Commission" (University of Edinburgh, Scots Law Research Conference)

Published:
Jun 2012
Conference:
University of Edinburgh, Scots Law Research Conference

"An Examination of the Scottish Law Commission: Work in Progress" (Paper presented to the Scottish Law Commission)

Published:
Jun 2012
Conference:
Paper presented to the Scottish Law Commission

"Law Reform ... Now? Fifty Years of the British Law Commissions" (Girton College Graduate Research Seminar)

Published:
May 2012
Conference:
Girton College Graduate Research Seminar