I am a Senior Lecturer at Cardiff and have been at the School of Law and Politics since 2015. I have expertise on access to justice, legal aid and the legal profession, across criminal justice and social welfare law.
My books have included Legal Aid Lawyers and the Quest for Justice (Hart, 2013), Justice in a Time of Austerity (Bristol University Press, 2021) with Jon Robins, and Experiences of Criminal Justice (Bristol University Press, 2022) with Roxanna Dehaghani. I am currently writing Legal Aid and the Future of Access to Justice (Hart, 2023) with Jacqueline Kinghan, Jess Mant and Catrina Denvir.
I edited Leading Works in Law and Social Justice (Routledge, 2021) with Faith Gordon, and am currently editing Leading Works on the Legal Profession (Routledge, 2023), Access to Justice in Rural Communities (Routledge, 2023) with Faith Gordon, and Law and Humanities (Anthem, 2023) with Russell Sandberg.
Ihave published two dozen peer reviewed academic journal articles. This includes leading generalist journals such as Legal Studies and Modern Law Review, and leading specialist journals such as International Journal of the Legal Profession.
I edit the book series, Perspectives on Law and Access to Justice, for Bristol University Press with Jess Mant. This is the first book series on access to justice and the first title will be released in 2024.
Most recently, I have been working on the Legal Aid Census with Catrina Denvir, Jacqueline Kinghan, Jess Mant and Sasha Aristotle; the largest survey of legal aid lawyers ever conducted in England and Wales. This will soon be released by the Legal Aid Practitioners Group.
I am also working a project looking at blended delivery in the advice sector with Jess Mant. We have been funded by the Access to Justice Foundation.
My work on access to justice has been cited in the UK and Welsh parliaments. I have appeared as an expert on access to justice on TV and radio and in newspapers.
I am on the international board of International Journal of the Legal Profession. I act as a reviewer for journals and book publishers.
I am pathway lead for the ESRC Wales DTP Empirical Pathways in Law. I am the pathway lead for Law on the Social Science Research Methods Master's.
I am also a member of the Legal Services Consumer Panel from 2022 to 2025. Here I am working on furthering the interests of legal service users.