W. G. Hart Legal Workshop: 2005

Understanding Law and Legal Process: the Approaches, Value and outcomes of Empirical Research

The 32nd W G Hart Legal Workshop, again subsidised by the eponymous bequest, addressed the theme: Understanding Law and Legal Process: the Approaches, Value and outcomes of Empirical Research. The Workshop attracted 58 papers from participants from the UK and a number of overseas countries, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, New Zealand, Poland and the United States. The Workshop ran from Tuesday 28th June 2005 to Thursday 30th June 2005.

Academic Directors:

  • Professor Martin Partington (Law Commission)
  • Professor Hazel Genn (University College London)
Workshop Speakers:
Paul Almond, University of Reading
An Inspector’s Eye View: the Prospective Enforcement of Work Related Fatality Cases
T Amodu, London School of Economics
Resolving Land-use Planning Dilemmas by Agreement: Regulatory Transition in the Making?
Becky Batagol, Monash University, Australia
Family Mediation in Australia – Bargaining in the Shadow of the Law?
Ed Cape, University of the West of England; Anona Mitchell, Coventry University; Lee Bridges, University of Warwick; Avrom Sherr, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies; Richard Moorhead, University of Cardiff
Evaluating the Pilot: Public Defender Service in England and Wales
Helen Carr, The Law Commission for England and Wales
“What’s Love got to do with it?” Making sense of Evictions from Supported Housing
Ursula Cheer, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Defamation in New Zealand – Effects on the Media
Helen Codd, University of Central Lancashire
Integrating Empirical Research: Prisoners' Rights, the Law and the Family
Assafa Endeshaw, University of Wolverhampton
A Framework for an Empirical Inquiry into Intellectual Property and Policy in Developing Countries
Lori Frater, Environmental Agency and Robert Lee, University of Cardiff
Surveying Commercial and Industrial Waste, or Data, Data Everywhere nor any Time to Think
Ma_gorzata Fuszara and Jacek Kurczewski, University of Warsaw, Poland
Top Judges in New Poland
Hazel Genn, University College London
When Worlds Collide: Mediation Policy and Practice
Hazel Genn, University College London and Martin Partington, Law Commission
The Future of Empirical Research in Law and Legal Process – Challenges and Opportunities. The (draft) Nuffield Inquiry Report
Nicola Glover-Thomas and Warren Barr, University of Liverpool
Charitable Involvement in Housing the Mentally Vulnerable: Socio-Legal Reflections upon Empirical Data
Caroline Hunter, Sarah Blandy and Judy Nixon, Sheffield Hallam University; Dave Cowan, University of Bristol
Researching Judges: Experiences from an Empirical Research Project on Housing Possession
Neil Kibble, University of Aberystwyth
Uncovering Judicial Perspectives on Questions of Relevance and Admissibility in Sexual Offences Cases: Lessons Learned from Interviewing 80 Judges
Herbert M. Kritzer, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Insurance Defense Practise: Professionalism in a Commodity World
Jacek Kurczewski, University of Warsaw, Poland
Change of Regime and the use of Justice in Poland
Nicola Lacey, London School of Economics
Analytical and Empirical Foundations of Legal Scholarship
Bettina Lange, University of Keele
What is law in European Union (EU) Integration?
David Lewis, Middlesex University
The Contents of Whistleblowing/Confidential Reporting Procedures in the UK: Some Lessons from Empirical Research
Christopher McCrudden (with Robert Ford and Anthony Heath), University of Oxford
Legal Regulation of Affirmative Action in Northern Ireland: An Empirical Assessment
Carolina Toschi Maciel, Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina – UNISUL, Brazil
The Legal Protection of Vulnerable Adults Against Abuse: Disability Discrimination as a Category of Abuse and the Right of Being Equally Treated
Mavis Maclean, University of Oxford
Family Policy
Robyn Martin, University of Hertfordshire and Richard Coker, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Public Health Powers and Infectious Disease: A European Study
Judith Masson, University of Warwick
Not an Object of Concern – Children in Socio-legal Studies
Richard Moorhead, University of Cardiff
Judges, Unrepresented Litigants and the Search for Judgecraft
Anita Morrison and Roma Menlowe, Legal Studies Research Team, Scottish Executive, Scotland
The Scottish Experience
V. Munro, King’s College London and E. Finch, University of East Anglia
Lifting the Veil: The Use of Focus Groups and Trial Reconstructions in Legal Research
Opi Outhwaite, Rob Black and Angela Laycock, University of Greenwich
Evaluating Biosecurity Law and Regulation
Alan Paterson, University of Strathclyde
Peer Review of Criminal Lawyers - the Scottish Experience
Amanda Perry-Kessaris, Birkbeck College, University of London
Recycle, Reduce and Reflect: Trying to Avoid Information Overload and Knowledge Deficit in Empirical Legal Research
Pascoe Pleasence, Legal Services Research Centre
Making a Difference? Identifying the Health, Social and Economic Impact of Debt Advice
Sue Prince, University of Exeter
Just Settlements or Just Settlements?
Judith Rowbotham, Nottingham Trent University
Reporting a Social Legal Disjuncture: Media Presentations of the Meaning of Burglary
James Sandbach, Citizens Advice
Advice Agencies as Legal Change Advocates
Colin Scott, London School of Economics
Governance Beyond the Regulatory State
Mark Sefton, Department for Constitutional Affairs
Small Claims Mediation in Exeter: The Consumer Perspective
Judith Sidaway, Department for Constitutional Affairs
Research and Government
Michelle Slatter, Flinders University, South Australia
Who cares? Researchers at Risk
Sara Slinn, Queens University, Canada
An Empirical Analysis of Legislative Change on Unionization
Maureen Spencer, Middlesex University
Labour Law History and Official Archives: the Industrial Relations Act 1971
Kim Stevenson, University of Plymouth
Reporting Legal Ingenuities: Representations of Sexual Offences in the Press
Maurice Sunkin, University of Essex and Varda Bondy, Public Law Project
Researching the Impacts of Public Law Litigation
Julie Vennard, University of Bristol
Tackling Prolific Offenders: Partnership in Action
Mary E. Vogel, University of Leicester
The Social Origins of Plea Bargaining: Estimating Effects of Discretion in Law
Victoria Wass, Robert McNabb, University of Cardiff and Grahame Codd, Irwin Mitchell
Loss of Earnings Following Personal Injury: Do the Courts Adequately Compensate Injured Claimants?
Sally Wheeler, Queen’s University, Belfast
The Development of Empirical Research Careers: An Empirical Survey
Sarah Wilson, University of Keele
Reporting the Art of Fraud: Media Revelations. Complex Insecurities in the Legal Process
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