A commentary and resource on Law and Sexuality by Professor Chris Ashford and guests
Our first event takes place on Monday 16th November at 3pm in CCE1-224C. The seminar will be finished for 4pm. All welcome! Please RSVP to Alexander Maine firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Andy Hayward (Durham Law School) will be talking on Comparative Perspectives on the Future of Civil Partnerships
Andy joined Durham Law School in 2009 as a lecturer and academic researcher. Andy has a doctorate entitled ‘Judicial Discretion in Ownership Disputes over the Family Home’ (supervised by Professor Lorna Fox-O’Mahony). The thesis was examined by Professor Elizabeth Cooke (Law Commissioner for England and Wales responsible for the Property, Family and Trust Law Team) and Professor Nicholas Hopkins, both at the University of Reading. According to the examiners, the thesis provided a ‘scholarly, careful and fresh analysis’ of the function and structure of judicial discretion deployed within the context of ownership disputes over the family home. Andy also holds first class degrees from the University of Durham (LLB (ELS) involving an ERASMUS year at the bilingual University of Fribourg in Switzerland) and the University of Cambridge (LLM). He has completed the Postgraduate Certificate of Academic Practice (PGCAP).
In Epiphany term 2015, he was a Visiting Scholar at the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge and Bye-Fellow at Robinson College, Cambridge.
Andy’s research focuses on the historical and modern regulation of adult relationships. In particular, he is interested in the property consequences generated by formalised (marriage and civil partnership) and non-formalised (cohabitation and home-sharing) relationships. His work in this area on ‘family property’ explores the process of ‘familialisation of property law’ and how the concept of family property finds expression in ownership disputes over the family home. He is also interested in the historical development of the common intention constructive trust.
In addition, Andy is currently researching the reform of registered partnerships from a domestic and comparative family law perspective. He co-organised a major international family law conference in July 2015 (with Dr Jens M. Scherpe from the University of Cambridge). This project brought together leading experts, policy-makers and practitioners from over 15 jurisdictions with a view to interrogating the future of registered partnerships. Further details of this project are available here
Claire McCann will be in touch later in the academic year about our other seminars via our contact list and I’ll post details on this blog. Please do pass on the details to your contacts/networks.
You can find out more about the GSL RIG here: https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/about-us/academic-departments/northumbria-law-school/research/the-gender-sexuality-and-law-research-interest-group/