Reader in Law, University of Portsmouth

James joined Portsmouth Business School, University of Portsmouth in 2003 and was appointed Associate Senior Lecturer in the School of Law in 2007. His main interests include Employment Law and Discrimination Law and aspects of Constitutional and Tort law. He has published a number of articles on discrimination law and constitutional reform (see selected articles in the side panel or for fuller details). His article on the compensation culture has been cited, inter alia, in the Hamlyn Law Lectures (2010) and the Master of the Rolls's Holdsworth Lecture (2012).


  • –present
    Lecturer in Law, University of Portsmouth


  • 2006 
    University of Portsmouth, LLM Law


  • 2013
    Employer’s liability for third-party harassment: an ‘unworkable’ and superfluous provision?, Industrial Law Journal
  • 2012
    Unification, simplification, amplification? an analysis of aspects of the British Equality Act 2010, Commonwealth Law Bulletin
  • 2012
    The curious case of marriage/civil partnership discrimination in Britain, International Journal of Discrimination and the Law
  • 2011
    The House of Lords Reform White Paper and draft Bill 2011 and a simpler alternative, Amicus Curiae
  • 2010
    The compensation culture: cliché or cause for concern?, Journal of Law and Society
  • 2008
    "A great conspicuous tribunal…”?: reflections on the passing of the Appellate Committee and the creation of the new UK Supreme Court, WebJCLI