From April until July 2014, Dr Linda Haller, of Melbourne Law School, Australia will be a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for the Study of the Legal Profession. Dr Haller is a leading international scholar on the regulation of lawyers. During her stay Dr Haller will investigate what impact, if any, the abolition of advocates’ immunity by the House of Lords in 2000 has had on the practice of law in England. This is of particular interest to scholars in Australia, which has chosen to retain the immunity.
More information about Dr Haller and her research.
From July 2014 to October 2014 Dr Francesca Bartlett will be a Visiting Fellow at the Centre. She is a Senior Lecturer at the TC Beirne School of Law at The University of Queensland. She teaches in lawyers' ethics and professional responsibility, contract law, and civil procedure. Her research is also in these areas, as well as a particular focus on feminist jurisprudence and gender and judging. She is currently working with colleagues on the Australian Feminist Judgments Project which is funded by the Australian Research Council. Before joining academia, Francesca practiced for a number of years as a commercial solicitor at a national law firm in Australia.