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Email

drh20@cam.ac.uk

Faculty Contact Details

Room: LE 18/5

Tel: (3)37120

College Contact Details

Room: O9a Clare

Tel: 01223 761003

MA (Cantab), MPhil, LL.M. (Yale)
Professor of Law and Public Policy (Department of Land Economy)

Interests

Tort, Comparative Law, Jurisprudence, Economic Analysis of Law, Sociology of Law, Environmental Law, Law and Politics, Public Law

CV / Biography

*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

"The Place of Tort Law in the Public Transport System: The Case of the British Railway " Journal of European Tort Law 9(2):191-225

Citation:
Journal of European Tort Law 9(2):191-225
Published:
Sep 2018
DOI:
http://doi.org/10.1515/jetl-2018-0110

"H.L.A. Hart's secondary rules: what do ‘officials’ really think? " International Journal of Law in Context 1-26 24 Apr 2017

Co-Author/s:
Shona Wilson Stark
Citation:
International Journal of Law in Context 1-26 24 Apr 2017
Published:
Apr 2017
DOI:
http://doi.org/10.1017/S1744552317000192

"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

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

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

"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

"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 and the Rule of Law" in , Handbook on the Rule of Law (Elgar)

Publisher:
Elgar
Published Date:
Aug 2018
ISBN 13:
978 1 78643 243 8

"Does Law Wear Out?" in , Engineering a Better Future Interplay between Engineering, Social Sciences and Innovation (Springer)

Publisher:
Springer
Published Date:
Aug 2018
ISBN 13:
9783319911335

"Of Power Cables and Bridges: Individual Rights and Retrospectivity in Miller and Beyond " in , The UK Constitution After Miller Brexit and Beyond. (Hart)

Publisher:
Hart
Published Date:
Jul 2018
ISBN 13:
9781509916405

" Socio-economic analysis of the EU Common approach on liability rules and insurance related to connected and autonomous vehicles " in , A Common EU Approach to Liability Rules and Insurance for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles European Added Value Assessment Accompanying the European Parliament's Legislative Own-initiative Report (European Parliament)

Publisher:
European Parliament
Published Date:
Mar 2018
ISBN 13:
9789284625505

"Is the Lex Parliamentaria Really Law? The House of Commons as a Legal System" in , Essays on the History of Parliamentary Procedure (Hart), pp. 311-322

Publisher:
Hart
Pages:
311-322
Published Date:
Dec 2017
ISBN 13:
978-1-5099-0020-6

"Removing precariousness: a conceptual note" in Céline Lageot and Nathalie Martin-Papineau, Approches franco-britanniques de la précarité (LGDJ), pp. 161-169

Publisher:
LGDJ
Pages:
161-169
Published Date:
Sep 2016
ISBN 13:
9791990426580
Co-Author/s:
Céline Lageot and Nathalie Martin-Papineau

"The Politics of Public Law" in David Feldman and Mark Elliott, Cambridge Companion to Public Law (Cambridge University Press), pp. 37-55

Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Pages:
37-55
Published Date:
Sep 2015
ISBN 13:
978-1107655096
Co-Author/s:
David Feldman and Mark Elliott

"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

Bowing and Scraping: How the law favours the Royal Family Times Literary Supplement 30 June 2017

Published:
Jun 2017

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

Case Notes

Fear and Loathing in Dorset: No public authority duty to protect? (2018) 77(2) CLJ 248-251

Published:
Jul 2018
DOI:
10.1017/S000819731800048X

Noise and Nuisance (2014) 73(2) CLJ 247-250

Published:
Jul 2014
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1017/S000819731400066X

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),