SALS: Society for Advanced Legal Studies

SALS Advisory Group

Professor Stephen Bailey

Stephen Bailey is Professor of Public Law at the School of Law, University of Nottingham. Among the positions he has held are those of Chair of the Committee of Heads of University Law Schools (CHULS), and Hon. Secretary and President of the Society of Legal Scholars.

Anthony Bradney

Anthony (Tony) Bradney is emeritus professor of law at Keele University, having previously held chairs in law at the University of Sheffield and the University of Leicester; his research interests focus on university legal education, and law and religion. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, and a Fellow of both the Academy of Social Sciences and the Royal Society of Arts. He has fulfilled a variety of executive roles for both the Socio-Legal Studies Association and the Society of Legal Scholars, and became Chair of the SALS Advisory Group in 2019. In 2018 he was jointly awarded (with Fiona Cownie) the Socio-Legal Studies Association’s annual prize for contributions to the socio-legal community. 

Upper Tribunal Judge Elizabeth Cooke

Lizzie Cooke is a solicitor; she was a professor of law at Reading University from 2003 to 2015. From 2008 to 2015 she was a Law Commissioner for England and Wales with responsibility for property, family and trusts law. From 2015 to 2019 she was a Principal Judge in the First-tier Tribunal. She is now a Judge of the Lands Chamber of the Upper Tribunal, and also a Deputy High Court Judge in the administrative Court and in the Chancery Division.

Professor Alisdair Gillespie

Alisdair A. Gillespie is Professor of Criminal Law and Justice and Head of Lancaster University Law School. His expertise is in cybercrime, particularly sexual offences that are facilitated by Information and Communication Technologies. He also has a long-standing interest in Legal Education. Alisdair is currently a member of the executive of the Committee of Heads of UK Law Schools (CHULS).  

Andrew Halper

Andrew Halper qualified as a barrister and solicitor in British Columbia in 1982, and subsequently as an English solicitor. Prior to joining Canada's diplomatic service in 1989, he worked as a prosecutor in Vancouver, and then in private practice. After a posting to China he left the diplomatic service in 1994 and led the Beijing office of an international firm. In 1998 Andrew left Beijing and joined Dentons LLP’s London office as a corporate partner, specialising in China-related work. He later worked at other large London firms until 2017. Whilst practising full-time he lectured in Chinese law at SOAS, Cambridge University and Oxford University. 

Andrew now serves as a magistrate in London, as Chair of the British Refugee Council, and as a member of the governing body of the University of London. He was educated at the University of British Columbia (BA in Chinese and LLB in Law), and the University of Paris-Sorbonne (DEA in African law). 

Camilla Lamont

Camilla Lamont is a barrister at Landmark Chambers who specialises in all aspects of property litigation but with a particular emphasis on commercial and development work.

She was educated at Lincoln College, Oxford, where she obtained a first class honours on the BCL, and was called to the Bar by the Middle Temple in 1995. She is an editor of Hill & Redman’s Law of Landlord & Tenant and has previously taught at Oxford University as a lecturer on commercial leases and real property.  Camilla is also a qualified mediator.

Camilla has been ranked for many years in the legal directories as a leading junior in property litigation and she was named Real Estate Junior Barrister of the year at the Chambers & Partners UK Bar Awards 2017. 

Camilla sits on the Independent Decision Making Body of the Bar Standards Board, is a Senior Reviewing Barrister for Advocate (formerly the Bar Pro Bono Unit) and a member of the Chancery Bar Association, the Property Bar Association and UKELA. She is currently Chair of Landmark Chambers’ Equality, Diversity and Wellbeing Committee. 

 Linda Mulcahy

Linda Mulcahy is the Professor of Socio-Legal Studies and the Director of the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies.  She has degrees in law, legal theory, sociology and art history and her work has a strong interdisciplinary flavour.  Linda has previously held posts at the LSE, Birkbeck, the Law Commission and Bristol University where she has been a Head of Department, Dean of Arts and Director of PhD programmes.  She specialises in dispute resolution and the ways in which lay users experience the legal system.  Linda has undertaken a number of empirical studies of disputes between business people in the car distribution industry, divorcing couples,  doctors and patients and neighbours on council estates. Her work has been funded by a range of bodies including the Economic and Social Research Council, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Nuffield Foundation, the Department of Health, the NHS Executive, the Leverhulme Trust and the Lotteries Board.

Linda’s publications span a number of different topics including the socio-legal dynamics of disputes, the design  of law courts, feminist and relational perspectives on contract law, visual representations of law and legal methodology. Her most recent book, The Democratic Courthouse  authored with Emma Rowden, was published in November 2019.  Linda served  as an editor of the International Journal of Social and Legal Studies for ten years and is currently a member of the Advisory Board of the Journal of Law and Society. Linda is currently a Visiting professor at ANU Law School and a member of the Council of JUSTICE.

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