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Accountability, risk and rights research

Explore our research in accountability, risk and rights, 1 of our areas of research expertise in Law

Research in this area covers a broad range of topics within Portsmouth Law School and the Law Research Group, from employment protection to data protection and the regulation and governance of companies, to the law as it affects family members throughout their lives.

Our research feeds into governmental and parliamentary inquiries, for example, the law of succession, the sale of ivory in the UK, and various equality inquiries.

Our work is regularly published in leading academic journals within the field, including the International Journal of Discrimination and the Law, Conveyancer and Property Lawyer, and Company Lawyer.

Our research covers the following topics

  • Employment and discrimination law
  • Law of property
  • Testamentary Capacity
  • Family law
  • Law and vulnerability
  • Corporate governance law
  • Data protection
  • Financial Crime
  • IP/IT law
  • Commercial Law

Recent projects and publications include:

The Ivory Project
Launched at the House of Commons in November 2015, this project explores the extent of the trade in ivory goods among the UK's antique dealers and auction houses, and aims to improve our understanding of this trade and ensure that it's better regulated

Vulnerability is Good: The Implications for Law of Positive Accounts of Vulnerability
This project explores the positive aspects of human vulnerability. It also investigates the possibilities and implications for law of treating vulnerability as a condition that can cause harm and suffering to flourish

Rethinking the “release and forget” ethos of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000: why developments in the field of anonymisation necessitate the development of a new approach to disclosing data
An article that argues the FOIA's approach to anonymisation and personal data is detached from contemporary authoritative understandings of these concepts and should be rethought, and proposes a new model for disclosing data under the FOIA based on notions of privacy and data protection by design

Discover our areas of expertise

Accountability, risk and rights is 1 of 3 areas of expertise within our Law research area. Explore the others below.

International and European law

Our research in this area examines and seeks to grow our understanding of transnational laws and foreign national law, so that each can work better
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Well-being, legal education and the legal profession

Our research is identifying new ways of delivering legal education and new approaches that could deliver education more broadly. It also explores the growing issue of stress and wellbeing among law students and academics
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Browse our postgraduate research degrees – including PhDs and MPhils – at our Law postgraduate research degrees page.