2020 applicants
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Dr Jaime Lindsey

Lecturer
School of Law
Dr Jaime Lindsey

Profile

Biography

Jaime joined Essex Law School as a lecturer in September 2017. Her primary expertise is in mental capacity law and the Court of Protection and she is currently researching the role of mediation in Court of Protection cases, including analysing its impact on the participation of vulnerable adults in court proceedings and their access to justice. Jaime also researches the intersection between mental capacity and adult safeguarding law, more specifically legal responses to domestic abuse of disabled adults, arguing that the law of adult safeguarding should focus on the perpetrators of abuse rather than restricting the adult vulnerable to abuse. Jaime is interested in healthcare law more broadly, including clinical negligence, the law on assisted reproduction and professional regulation of healthcare. Jaime has used empirical socio-legal methods and vulnerability theory to explore these areas. Jaime completed her PhD at the University of Birmingham for which she undertook empirical socio-legal research to investigate the balance between protection and empowerment of vulnerable adults in mental capacity law. She previously qualified as a solicitor at a leading healthcare law firm in London and worked as a solicitor at the British Dental Association. Jaime has taught at the University of Birmingham and UCL and in Spring 2020 was a Visiting Academic at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford. She is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Jaime welcomes approaches from prospective PhD students for supervision in any of her areas of expertise. In particular, she would be interested in supervising projects with an empirical or socio-legal methodological approach and in areas including mental capacity law, access to justice (particularly in the Court of Protection), civil law responses to domestic abuse, adult safeguarding and clinical negligence.

Qualifications

  • LLB (Hons) Law - University College London

  • MA Medical Ethics and Law - King's College London

  • Legal Practice Course - BPP Law School

  • Solicitor (non-practising)

  • PhD Law University of Birmingham,

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Healthcare law

Mental capacity and mental health law

Open to supervise

Civil litigation

Mediation and alternative dispute resolution

Open to supervise

Current research

Mental capacity law and the Court of Protection

The legal regulation of health and social care

The intersection of disability with domestic abuse and sexual violence

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Foundations of the Law of Obligations (LW108)

  • Legal Advice Case Work (LW250)

  • Legal Ethics and Justice (LW352)

Publications

Lindsey, J., (2018). Book Review: Vulnerable Adults and the Law. Social & Legal Studies. 27 (2), 273-276

Lindsey, J., (2016). Developing Vulnerability: A Situational Response to the Abuse of Women with Mental Disabilities. Feminist Legal Studies. 24 (3), 295-314

Lindsey, JT., (2011). A new defence of necessity in the criminal law. UCL Jurisprudence Review. 17, 122-146

Book chapters (1)

Lindsey, JT. and Fox, M., (2018). Health Law, Medicine and Ethics. In: Great Debates in Gender and Law. Editors: Auchmuty, R., . Macmillan International Higher Education. 1137611006. 9781137611000

Other (2)

Lindsey, J., Protecting and empowering vulnerable adults: mental capacity law in practice

Lindsey, J., (2018).Protecting and giving power to adults at risk: mental capacity law and how it is used in real life,University of Essex

Grants and funding

2019

The role of mediation in improving participation in the Court of Protection

Socio-Legal Studies Association

Contact

j.t.lindsey@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 872559

Location:

5S.6.1, Colchester Campus