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About me

I am Professor in the Westminster Law School at the University of Westminster, and formerly an adjunct Professor at the Department of Sociology and Political Science at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway.

I hold degrees from the University of Leeds (BA Philosophy), University of Leicester (LLM), and Manchester Metropolitan University (PhD). In addition I was awarded a Diploma in Law (CNAA, Polytechnic of Central London, was called to the Bar in 1993 (Middle Temple) and am a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

I am Co-Director of the Centre for Law, Society and Popular Culture, editor of the Entertainment and Sports Law Journal and of the Routledge Book series Studies in Law, Society and Popular Culture.

Teaching

My current teaching includes: Entertainment Law (Level 6) and Law and Sport in Contemporary Society (Level 5). In addition I am the Module Leader for the Dissertation module (Level 6) and students interested in taking this module should contact me.

On the LLM, I am currently Module Leader of the core module Regulating Relationships and contribute to a number of other modules on the LLM, including the LLM Dissertation module.

I am currently supervising a number of PhD students and am very interested in supervising further research students in any of my areas of interest. I am happy to discuss ideas here so feel free to contact me with ideas for research degrees.

Research

  • Film Censorship in Britain and India - (British Academy funded)
  • Festivals, parks and public spaces (HERA funded) 
  • event tickets and the secondary market
  • street culture and the law (including parkour, busking, etc)
  • Olympic laws 
  • Contract theory, especially with regards to entertainment contracts
  • Disrupting the Everyday (BA/AHRC funded)

Publications

For details of all my research outputs, visit my WestminsterResearch profile.