Dr Jaime Lindsey

School of Law
Dr Jaime Lindsey



Jaime joined Essex Law School as a lecturer in September 2017, having previously taught at the University of Birmingham and UCL. Jaime's work focuses on healthcare law and ethics. She is particularly interested in the legal regulation of healthcare and the relationship between law and health expertise. Jaime's interests in healthcare law span a range of areas including mental capacity, clinical negligence, reproduction, new technologies and professional regulation. Jaime also researches the intersection between mental capacity and adult safeguarding law, more specifically legal responses to domestic abuse of disabled adults. Jaime has used socio-legal methods and vulnerability theory to explore these areas. Jaime completed her PhD at the University of Birmingham for which she undertook empirical research to investigate the balance between protection and empowerment of vulnerable adults in mental capacity law. She also previously qualified as a solicitor at a leading healthcare law firm in London before commencing a PhD. Jaime is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


  • 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, (2018)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Healthcare law

Mental capacity and mental health law

Civil litigation

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

Conferences and presentations

Lindsey. J, The influence of expert evidence in mental capacity law, SLS medical law stream, (8 September 2017) University College Dublin

Dublin, Ireland, 2017

Lindsey. J, Giving Evidence and Participating in Court of Protection Proceedings: Ps Silence and Testimonial Injustice, Law in Context Early Career Workshop, (12-13 June 2017) University of Oxford

Oxford, United Kingdom, 2017

Lindsey. J, Evidence and participation in Court of Protection proceedings: Ps absence and testimonial injustice, SLSA mental health and mental disability stream, (6 April 2017) Newcastle University

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, 2017

Lindsey. J, Internalising sexual vulnerability in mental capacity law and practice, Sexual Violence and Domestic Violence Research Network Conference, (11 November 2016) De Montfort University Leicester

Leicester, United Kingdom, 2016

Lindsey. J, Manifestations of power in mental capacity laws response to the abuse of mentally disabled women, Feminist Methodologies Roundtable, (24 May 2016) University of Kent

Canterbury, United Kingdom, 2016

Lindsey. J, Social worker accounts of mental capacity law, SLSA mental capacity law stream, (6 April 2016) Lancaster University

Lancaster, United Kingdom, 2016

Lindsey. J, The inherent jurisdiction and the sexually vulnerable adult in English law, Controlling Sexuality and Reproduction Inter-disciplinary Conference, (14 August 2015) University of Lethbridge, Canada

Lethbridge, Canada, 2015

Lindsey. J, Vulnerable adults and the Care Act 2014: An opportunity for a new approach?, seminar on Safeguarding Adults: A New Legal Framework, (22 January 2016) Keele University

Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom, 2014

Lindsey. J, The jurisprudence of the Mental Capacity Act 2005: balancing sexual freedom and sexual abuse, Midlands PGR Conference, (8 May 2015) University of Leicester


Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Foundations of the Law of Obligations (LW108)

  • Legal Advice Case Work (LW250)

  • Advanced Legal Advice Case Work (LW352)


Journal articles (6)

Lindsey, J., Competing Professional Knowledge Claims about Mental Capacity in the Court of Protection. Medical Law Review

Lindsey, J., (2019). Testimonial Injustice and Vulnerability: A Qualitative Analysis of Participation in the Court of Protection. Social and Legal Studies. 28 (4), 450-469

Lindsey, J., (2018). Psychiatric Injury Claims and Pregnancy: Re (a Minor) and Others v Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust [2017] EWHC 824. Medical Law Review. 26 (1), 117-124

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


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

Socio-Legal Studies Association



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