John Hartshorne

Associate Professor
LLB (Exeter), LLM (Leicester), of the Inner Temple, Barrister-at-Law

Telephone: +44 (0)116 252 2465

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LLB, LLM, Barrister-at-Law

I teach undergraduate courses in the Law of Tort and Law of Evidence. I have undertaken research primarily in the area of the Law of Tort, although I have also had a sub-interest in the Law of Evidence. Within the Law of Tort I have a particular interest in issues surrounding the protection of privacy. I am currently writing a monograph on the subject of Tort Law and the Protection of Privacy to be published by Routledge. I am also Leicester Law School’s Examinations Officer and I am a member of the University’s Forensic Research Centre.


  • ‘A most expensive letter’ (2016) Journal of Professional Negligence 164-68.
  • ‘The protection of Prosser’s privacy categories within English tort law’ (2014) Torts Law Journal 37 – 55.
  • ‘Contemporary Approaches Towards Pure Economic Loss in the Law of Negligence’ (2014) Journal of Business Law 425 – 442.
  • ‘An Appropriate Remedy for the Publication of False Private Information’ (2012) Journal of Media Law 93 – 115


Tort Law, especially privacy issues; Law of Evidence.


I am currently supervising graduate research students undertaking research in relation to notions of family privacy, and the reasonableness of limits placed upon the exercise of freedom of expression via the internet by Jamaican defamation law.

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