Dr. Jason Haynes is a Senior Lecturer in Law and Deputy Dean (Graduate Studies & Research), University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados. He previously served as Senior Legal Officer at the British High Commission, Bridgetown, Barbados, where he acted in the capacity of an international lawyer for the UK Crown Prosecution Service’s (CPS) International Division. He is an Academic Fellow at the Honourable Society of Middle Temple, UK; an O’Brien Fellow in Residence at McGill University, Canada; and a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. He is an attorney-at-law admitted to practise in St Vincent and the Grenadines and Barbados, and is the author of the monograph, Caribbean Anti-Trafficking Law and Practice (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2019), and co-author of Commonwealth Caribbean Sports Law (Routledge, 2018). He publishes in the areas of anti-trafficking law, sports law and international investment law.
Jason was appointed as a Trafficking in Persons (TIP) International Legal Consultant for the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) in Barbados in 2021, and is the National Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery at the International Academy of Comparative Law. He drafted the Disability Acts for St Vincent and the Grenadines and Barbados, and the Model Smuggling Act for the Caribbean for the IOM.
He earned a PhD in Law from Durham Law School (on a Commonwealth Scholarship); an LLM with Distinction from the University of Nottingham (on a Chevening Scholarship), and an LLB with First Class Honours from the University of the West Indies (on an Island/National Scholarship). His work on Human Trafficking won the 2021 UNESCO/Juan Bosch Prize for Outstanding Contribution to Social Science Research in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Dr Reece Lewis is a Lecturer in Law at Cardiff University. His research interests include all aspects of public international law though, at present, he is particularly focused on the international law of the sea and on jurisprudential questions concerning the international legal order. He has published in specialist and generalist journals and has recently published a book entitled Legal Fictions in International Law with Edward Elgar. Reece also served as the Specialist Adviser to the UK House of Lords International Relations and Defence Select Committee throughout its inquiry (2021-22) into whether the United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea remains fit for purpose in the 21st Century.
Luke Rostill is Associate Professor of Property Law in the Oxford Law Faculty and a Fellow and Tutor in Law at Trinity College.
Luke read Jurisprudence (Law) at Wadham College, Oxford. He obtained his BA, winning the Wronker Prize for best overall performance in law finals, and remained at Wadham for the BCL, MPhil, and DPhil. His DPhil, which was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, focused on the law of property and was supervised by Professor Ben McFarlane. Before taking up his current role, Luke was a Supernumerary Teaching Fellow in Law at St John's College, Oxford.
Luke’s research interests are mainly in private law, with a particular focus on property rights. Much of his work is doctrinal, but he also has an interest in theoretical and philosophical questions relating to property law and private law more generally. In recent years, Luke’s work has focused primarily on: (1) the nature of (so-called) “possessory title” in the common law; (2) the nature and grounds of ownership in the law; (3) the limits of property rights and conflicts between property rights and the rights, interests, and needs of others; and (4) the legal remedies that may be awarded where property rights are infringed. He is interested in the interaction between property law and other areas of law, incuding human rights law, the law of torts, and unjust enrichment.
Luke's first monograph, Possession, Relative Title, and Ownership in English Law, was published by Oxford University Press in February 2021.
Colm joined The Dickson Poon School of Law in January 2018 and acts as the module convenor for the Law of Tort.
Previously, he was the WYNG Research Fellow in Medical Law and Ethics at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and was a member of the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Law, Medicine and Life Sciences. Before that, he worked as a scientific assistant at the Institute for European Tort Law in Vienna and was a University Lecturer in Law at the University of Graz. He studied law as an undergraduate and as a doctoral student at the University of Cambridge.
Colm is joint General Editor of the long-running Journal of Professional Negligence and the Book Review Editor for the Journal of European Tort Law. He is a Fellow of the European Centre for Tort and Insurance Law in Vienna and a member of the International Advisory Board of the Rivista Responsabilita Medica. From 2018–2020 Colm was an Affiliated Lecturer at the University of Cambridge where he lectured on Roman Law.
Born and raised in Belfast, Colm believes that studying law at university should be an option for anyone who wishes to do it, regardless of their background. He has extensive experience in providing accessible introductions to law for school students of all ages and is always happy to be asked to do so. When he is not surrounded by books, he enjoys blues guitar, cooking and hiking.
Dr Mark Eccleston-Turner is a Senior Lecturer in Global Health Law. He specialises in infectious diseases and international law, particularly the law of international organizations, pathogen sharing and equitable access to vaccines in a pandemic.
Dr Irene Antonopoulos joined Royal Holloway from De Montfort University in 2021. She has previously worked at the University of Surrey and the Council of Europe. Her work focuses on the interactions between human rights, migration and environmental degradation. Her recent research work includes the analysis of the human rights implications of the Agriculture Act 2020 and an examination of human rights obligations for the protection of 'climate migrants'.
Beginning his term in 2023.
Niccolò Ridi is a Lecturer in Public International Law at the Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London, and a Research Fellow in the Human Rights Nudge project at iCourts, the University of Copenhagen. He previously worked at the University of Liverpool and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and holds degrees from the Universities of Florence, Cambridge, and London (KCL). His research focusses on international dispute settlement, the computational analysis of international law, artificial intelligence in legal reasoning and decision making, as well as private international law and foreign relations law.
Dr Eugenio Vaccari is Senior Lecturer in Law at Royal Holloway, University of London, where he teaches company, commercial and contract law. Eugenio is an active member of several leading institutions in the field, including III NextGen Class XI (member of the executive committee), INSOL International, INSOL Europe, the Insolvency Law Academy of India (co-chair of the Emerging Scholar Group) and the Insolvency Lawyers’ Association (UK).
Eugenio’s main areas of interest are the theoretical and conceptual underpinnings of corporate insolvency law and abusive practices in insolvency, particularly in relation to the use of ipso facto clauses and the treatment of local public entities in distress. Recently, Eugenio co-edited with Prof Laura N Coordes and Prof Yseult Marique a global report on the treatment of local public entities in distress, to which he contributed with two chapters (available in the INSOL International Technical Library, 2022). He co-authored with Dr. Emilie Ghio the book English Corporate Insolvency Law: A Primer (Edward Elgar 2022) and co-edited with Prof. Jason Chuah the book Executory Contracts in Insolvency Law: A Global Guide (2nd edn, Edward Elgar 2023).
Dr Pia Rebelo is an admitted attorney from South Africa and a lecturer in private law. She obtained her LLB and LLM at the University of Cape Town and completed her PhD at the City Law School, City, University of London. Her research interests are focused on the contractual mechanisms employed to facilitate and incentivise a green shipping transition. She has published work on green finance frameworks, green supply chain finance, climate clauses, climate litigation, and contractual solutions for energy efficiency.
Josh is a Senior Lecturer working in legal theory at Newcastle Law School in the United Kingdom. His current research interest is in the concept of legal status in the natural law tradition, building on the theory defended in his award-winning monograph Agency, Morality and Law (Hart 2023). He has spent time as a visiting researcher at the Cambridge Centre for Animal Rights Law and the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, and in 2024 will be taking up a visiting position at the Library of Congress.
He is currently co-convenor of the Jurisprudence subject section within the Society of Legal Scholars, and serves as an institutional chair in the Juris North legal and political philosophy discussion group. He was the first in his family to attend university and remains heavily involved in outreach work to encourage greater participation in legal study from underrepresented groups.
Dr Rebecca Limb is a Lecture in Law at Southampton Law School with a specialist interest in Child Medical Law and Biomedical Law and Ethics with a particular passion for bridging the gap between medicine and the law. Through capturing, collecting, and engaging with the lived experiences of patients, children and those with disabilities, Rebecca’s research introduces previously absent and under-represented voices into the wider academic debate from which she seeks to change policy and clinical practice. Rebecca's research interests include children’s consent to and refusals of medical treatment, child organ donation, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on vulnerable people and compulsory child vaccination. At present, Rebecca is particularly focused on children’s participation in their health care – the topic of her forthcoming monograph published by Hart – and is currently working with children, healthcare professionals and lawyers to facilitate a culture of participation in children’s healthcare.