Medico-legal research cluster

This research cluster considers all aspects of the law relating to medical treatment.

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The members of the cluster have disparate interests within this general area. These include, but are not limited to, ethical issues, professional regulation, clinical negligence, medical treatment and the family, parental rights, human rights and healthcare, body ownership, reproductive rights, law and technology and autonomy.

Members

Current research

PhD/MPhil research topics in medical law and ethics

José Miola

José is currently contributing to and one of the editors of Ethical Judgments: Rewriting Medical Law (Oxford, Hart, 2016), a book that invites authors to rewrite key medical law judgments from an ethical perspective.  He is also writing an article with Prof Rob Heywood (School of Law, UEA) on the Supreme Court’s landmark judgment in MontgomeryLanarkshire Health Board [2015] UKSC 11.

Jose is currently working on several projects, including an article examining Lord Saatchi's Medical Innovation Bill, and another considering the recent Supreme Court decision in Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board (with Rob Heywood, UEA).

He is, in addition, one of the editors of a forthcoming book reimagining key medical law judgments from an ethical perspective.  The Ethical Judgments Project will be published by Hart Publishing in 2016.  Other forthcoming pieces are an book chapter in an edited collection that considers doctors' use of conscience and medical exceptionalism (J. Miola, ‘Moralising Medicine: ‘Proper Medical Treatment’ and the Role of Ethics and Law in Medical Decision-Making’ in S. Fovargue and A. Mullock (Eds), The Legitimacy of Medical Treatment: What Role for the Medical Exception (Abingdon, Routledge, 2016) 68-85; ISBN: 978-1-138-81963-4) and another in a collection in honour of Prof Margot Brazier (S. Fovargue and J. Miola, ‘Are We Still Policing Pregnancy?’ in C. Stanton, S. Devaney, A-M. Farrell and A. Mullock, Pioneering Healthcare Law: Essays in Honour of Margaret Brazier (Abingdon, Routledge, 2015); ISBN13: 9781138861091)

Liz Wicks

Liz is currently writing her fourth monograph entitled The State and the Body, to be published by Hart Publishing in 2016. It investigates the limits of the legitimate role of the state in regulating the human body. It questions whether there is a public interest in issues of bodily autonomy, with particular focus on reproductive choices, end of life choices, sexual autonomy, body modifications and selling the body.

She is also participating in the University of Leicester-University of Cape Town British Academy funded project on ‘Crossing Boundaries? Private Remedies for Public Duties’ in which she is considering the positive obligations imposed on public bodies under the right to life and their interplay with the private law concept of negligence.

She has two forthcoming chapters in edited collections on medical law issues: ‘Axon and Autonomy: A Missed Opportunity?’ in S. Smith, J. Coggon, C. Hobson, R. Huxtable, S. McGuiness, J. Miola & M. Neal (eds.), Ethical Judgments: Re-writing Medical Law (Hart Publishing, 2016) and ‘International Trends in the Recognition of Abortion Rights’ in C. Buckley, A. Donald and P. Leach (eds.), Harmonisation of International Human Rights Law (Brill/Martinus Nijhoff, 2015).

Liz is also a member of the Human Rights Cluster and more of her publications are listed on that cluster’s webpage.

Midlands Medical Law Consortium

In 2013 academics from across the midlands organised a series of events on the topic of ‘Faith and Belief and its Impact on the Development and Operation of Healthcare Law’. This interdisciplinary study involved experts from the fields of Law, Ethics, Philosophy, Theology, Sociology, Medicine and Political Theory, faith groups and patients' representatives.

News and events

Law Professor Quoted and Cited on Medical Treatment and Risk by Singapore Court of Appeal

Law Professor Quoted and Cited on Medical Treatment and Risk by Singapore Court of Appeal

Posted by ab98 at Jun 13, 2017 12:55 PM |

Work by Prof Jose Miola was utilised by the Singapore Court of Appeal in a major case on risk disclosure by medical professionals.

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‘Litigating The Right To Health: How The Right to Health Is Playing Out in Developed and Middle-Income Countries’, 22 June 2017

‘Litigating The Right To Health: How The Right to Health Is Playing Out in Developed and Middle-Income Countries’, 22 June 2017

Posted by ab98 at Jun 13, 2017 12:09 PM |

Professor Colleen M. Flood, Professor of Health Law and Policy, director of the Ottawa Centre for Health Law Ethics and Policy, University of Ottawa.

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Seeking Certainty? Judicial Approaches to the (Non-)Treatment of Minimally Conscious Patients, 1 February 2017

Seeking Certainty? Judicial Approaches to the (Non-)Treatment of Minimally Conscious Patients, 1 February 2017

Posted by ab98 at Jan 30, 2017 12:00 AM |

Professor Richard Huxtable, Director of the Centre for Ethics in Medicine at the University of Bristol

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‘Property, Persons and Implanted Devices: Some Challenges for the Law?’, 15 February 2017

‘Property, Persons and Implanted Devices: Some Challenges for the Law?’, 15 February 2017

Posted by ab98 at Nov 11, 2016 02:55 PM |

Dr Muireann Quigley (University of Newcastle)

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Autonomy and access to innovative medical treatments – 24 February 2016

Associate Professor Bernadette Richards (University of Adelaide)

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Blog: Concientious Objections from Healthcare Professionals

Posted by ab98 at Dec 22, 2015 12:00 AM |

Highlights of Dr Mary Neal’s recent paper given to the research cluster in November.

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Problematising the incompatibility thesis: an integrity-based defence of conscience in healthcare, 18 November 2015

Dr Mary Neal (University of Strathclyde) external visiting speaker to Leicester Law School.

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The Public-Private Distinction and Bodily Autonomy

Posted by jm83 at Oct 28, 2015 02:50 PM |

The Public-Private Distinction and Bodily Autonomy By Prof Liz Wicks

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Professor Liz Wicks gives paper at the IAPLSP conference, 23 October 2015

Posted by ab98 at Oct 21, 2015 11:00 AM |

‘The Public-Private Distinction and Bodily Autonomy’

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