Lecturer in the Law of Obligations
BA (Hons) (Toronto), BEd (Toronto), LLB (Western), LLM (Osgoode), PhD (LSE)
Telephone: 0116 252 2366
David has practised as a barrister and solicitor in Canada (Ontario) in the areas of civil litigation and employment. He has also worked as a public sector labour relations consultant. Prior to joining Leicester, David completed his Ph.D. at the London School of Economics. His doctorate examined how education reforms transformed teachers’ work as unionised professionals in Canada and the United Kingdom. David’s research focuses on obligations, with a special interest in the obligations of professionals.
Contract, education (reform, labour relations), employment and tort, particularly the obligations of professionals
‘An Argument for the Common Law Defence of Honest Comment’ (2011) 16 Communications Law 140
Co-editor (T. Novitz), The Role of Labour Standards in Development: From Theory to Sustainable Practice? (Oxford: Oxford University Press/The British Academy, 2011).
- ‘Seeking a normative solution for an exceptional circumstance’ (2011) Journal of Personal Injury Law 144.
- ‘Human Rights and the Workplace in a Global Market Economy’ (2010) 65 Relations Industrielles/Industrial Relations 673.
- ‘Labouring in the Public Interest’ LSE Law, Society and Economy Working Papers 21/2010. http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1713634
- ‘Failed Business Reorganisation: Compensating the Stigmatised Employee’ (2010) 21 King’s Law Journal 393.
- ‘The leadership predicament: school principals and the law in Ontario’ (2010) 11 Education Law Journal 36.
- ‘The Challenge of Identifying Teachers as Professionals’ in R. Flynn ed. Educational Leadership Today and Tomorrow: The Law as Friend or Foe (Toronto: Canadian Association for the Practical Study of Law in Education, 2010) 275.
- ‘Employment Contracts for Teachers as Professional Employees’ LSE Law, Society and Economy Working Papers 21/2009.
- ‘But For the Exception’ (2009) 20 King’s Law Journal 347-352.
David welcomes approaches from prospective doctoral students, especially in contract, education, employment and tort.