Lecturer in the Law of Obligations
B.A., B.Ed., J.D., LL.M., Ph.D.
Telephone: 0116 252 2366
David has practised as a barrister and solicitor in Canada (Ontario) and has worked as a consultant on various projects from labour relations to education. Prior to joining Leicester, he completed his Ph.D. at the London School of Economics. David’s research focuses on obligations with a special interest in the obligations of professionals.
With Dr. Rebecca Zahn of the University of Stirling, David has also organised the conference ‘Labour Standards and Sustainable Development: Unpicking the EU’s approach’ which is tentatively set for October 2014 in London. Further details are forthcoming.
With Dr. Lorna Gillies, David has organised the conference 'The Legal Challenges of Social Media to Freedom of Expression' which is funded by a grant from the Modern Law Review and Freeth Cartwright.
He was invited to speak at the conference the 'The Changing Face of Collective Labour Law: A celebration of the scholarship of Bob Simpson' which was held in honour of the long-time labour law scholar based at the London School of Economics. An edited collection of these papers is in development.
Contract, employment and tort, particularly the obligations of professionals
- 'Employment Tribunal Reforms to Boost the Economy' (2013) 42 Industrial Law Journal 409
- Co-editor (with Professor Tonia Novitz), The Role of Labour Standards in Development: From Theory to Sustainable Practice? (Oxford: Oxford University Press/The British Academy, 2011).
- ‘An Argument for the Common Law Defence of Honest Comment’ (2011) 16 Communications Law 140
- ‘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.
- ‘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.
- Employment Law
David supervises doctoral students in contract, employment and tort.