Dr Jaime Lindsey

Senior Lecturer
School of Law
Dr Jaime Lindsey



Dr Jaime Lindsey joined Essex Law School as a lecturer in September 2017 and was promoted to senior lecturer in 2021. Her primary expertise is in healthcare law, specifically mental capacity law and the Court of Protection. Jaime is currently researching the use of mediation in the Court of Protection and in medical treatment disputes involving adults and children. 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.


  • 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

  • Legal Ethics and Justice (LW352)


Journal articles (9)

Lindsey, J. and Harding, R., (2021). Capabilities, Capacity and Consent: Sexual Intimacy in the Court of Protection. Journal of Law and Society. 48 (1), 60-83

Lindsey, J. and O’Reardon, M., (2021). Social work expertise, best interests and the court of protection. The Journal of Adult Protection. 23 (6), 397-406

Lindsey, J., (2020). Competing Professional Knowledge Claims about Mental Capacity in the Court of Protection. Medical Law Review. 28 (1), 1-29

Lindsey, J., (2020). Protecting Vulnerable Adults from Abuse: Under-protection and Over-protection in Adult Safeguarding and Mental Capacity Law. Child and Family Law Quarterly. 32 (2), 157-175

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

Books (1)

Boncori, I. and Loughran, T., (2020). Health and Wellbeing - The University of Essex Reader. Editoriale Scientifica. 978-88-9391-663-9

Book chapters (5)

Lindsey, J., (2022). Law’s Legitimacy and Social Work Support in Safeguarding Adults at Risk of Abuse. In: Supporting Legal Capacity in Socio-Legal Context. Editors: Donnelly, M., Harding, R. and Tascioglu, E., . Hart Publishing. 9781509940349

Lindsey, J., (2021). Protecting disabled adults from abusive family relationships: mental capacity, autonomy and vulnerability. In: Disability, Care and Family Law. Editors: Clough, B. and Herring, J., . Routledge. 9780367232085

Lindsey, J., (2020). Open Justice, Participation and Materiality: Virtual Hearings and the Court of Protection. In: Covid-19, Law and Human Rights : Essex Dialogues. A Project of the School of Law and Human Rights Centre. Editors: Ferstman, C. and Fagan, A., . University of Essex. 257- 264. 978-1-5272-6632-2

Fisher-Frank, E., Hansen, L., Harwood, J., Lindsey, J. and Tallodi, T., (2020). Access to Justice: A Discussion. In: Covid-19, Law and Human Rights : Essex Dialogues. A Project of the School of Law and Human Rights Centre. Editors: Ferstman, C. and Fagan, A., . University of Essex. 205- 206. 978-1-5272-6632-2

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

Reports and Papers (1)

Lindsey, J., (2020). The Role of Mediation in the Court of Protection: A Roundtable Report

Grants and funding


Mediation of Medical Treatment Disputes: A Therapeutic Justice Model

Economic and Social Research Council


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

Socio-Legal Studies Association

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