My work has continued to focus on the police powers and criminal law aspects of civil liberties, which is my main area of optional teaching. I have published a series of articles on the theme of police accountability. These articles have built on my interest in emergency legislation and substantive criminal law. They have also developed my interest in comparative work and the accountability of international police cooperation in the EU and new EU states.
I have related interests in low level police powers and criminal offences, and research about substantive criminal law, which is my main area of teaching.
All of my research work has informed my teaching in my main subjects – police powers and criminal law. I have recently published several substantive articles on strict liability in criminal law. One of these ‘Strict liability: Some Principles for Parliament’ (2008) 29 Statute Law Review 173 was cited by the Law Commission in their Consultation Paper no. 195: ‘Criminal liability in regulatory contexts’; another article published by the Commonwealth Association of Legislative Counsel is a response to that.
I have given several guest lectures at the College of Law, Chester branch, and (in English) at the Universities of Bordeaux, Bochum (Ruhr), Sarajevo and Banja Luka and in 2001 was the first ever visiting academic to speak at the Republika Serbska Police Academy in Banja Luka.
University of Bristol, Faculty of Law, 1989 - 1992;
Bachelor of Laws - LL.B (Hons), Upper Second class - II(i).
Inns of Court School of Law, 1993 - 1994;
Called to the Bar by the Inner Temple, November 1994. Awarded a bursary by the Inner Temple for the Bar Vocational Course.
Lecturer in Law, University of Liverpool, 1994 -
Tutor in criminal law, University of Kent at Canterbury, 1993 - 94;
Lecturer in Law, University of Leeds (Centre for Criminal Justice Studies), 1992 - 1993.