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Rosalind English


Rosalind English is a former academic who now co-edits the UK Human Rights Blog and undertakes comparative and public law research for members of chambers. She also edits audiostreamed seminars for the Resources section of the Chambers website. Along with other members of chambers, she edits and writes case reports and analysis for the NHS Litigation Authority's Human Rights quarterly newsletter.

In another incarnation, Rosalind runs the annual Burnham Market Literary Festival in North Norfolk.


MA (Cantab); LLM (University of London)


"Civil Liabilities in the Context of Environmental Harm" (joint author with Jeremy Hyam), Burnett Hall on Environmental Law, Eds Burnett-Hall and Jones, 2nd Edition, Sweet and Maxwell 2009

"An Introduction to Human Rights and the Common Law"(Joint Editor with Philip Havers QC, Hart Publishing, June 2000)

"Principles of Public Law", Le Sueur, Herberg and English, Cavendish, 1999

Modern Law Review
Cambridge Law Journal
The Journal of Planning and Environmental Law
South African Journal of Human Rights
The Times Law Supplement


Part-time Lecturer, St Anne's College, Keble College, and Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford 1997 – 2001
College Lectureship, Merton College, Oxford 1997-1998
Part-time tutor, University College London 1996 - 1997
BBC World Service documentary producer and presenter (1989 - 1999) and reporter for Radio 4 Law in Action (1994)

Significant cases include the following

Kuddus v Chief Constable of Leicester Constabulary (House of Lords, 7 June 2001): damages for public law wrongs

Hall v Simons (House of Lords, 31 March 2000) Compatibility of advocates' immunity with Article 6 ECHR; forensic immunity in other contracting States to the ECHR

GMC v Nwabueze (Privy council, 8 March 2000) Compatibility of GMC disciplinary proceedings with Article 6 ECHR



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UK Human Rights Blog Is Pick Of Best Legal Bloggers By The Times
Human Rights Blog reaches final of the UK Blog Awards 2015

Primary Areas of Expertise

Public Law
Human Rights
Comparative Law