Andrew Bell

 

Teaching Associate

Birmingham Law School

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Title of thesis: An arm and a leg: 'Compensation' and damages awards for non-pecuniary losses in the tort of negligence.

Supervisors: Dr Claire McIvor and Mr James Lee

Qualifications

  • M.A. – University of Cambridge
  • LL.M. – Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

Biography

Andrew completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Cambridge (Corpus Christi College) with an exchange year at the Universität Regensburg. At Cambridge, he was awarded a Rebecca Flower Squire Scholarship from the Law Faculty, as well as Nicholas Bacon Fund and Horace Avory Scholarships at College level, for his academic achievements. Andrew returned to Germany for an LL.M. in German law at the WWU Münster, during which period he also worked as an assistant to Prof. Dr. Nils Jansen within the Institute of Legal History and the research cluster “Religion und Politik in den Kulturen der Moderne und Vormoderne”.

Since then, Andrew has worked in London and as a research assistant to Prof. Ken Oliphant at the Institute for European Tort Law of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna and the University of Graz.

Teaching

  • Law of Torts (year 1, LLB)

Doctoral research

PhD title An arm and a leg: 'Compensation' and damages awards for non-pecuniary losses in the tort of negligence.
Supervisors Dr Claire McIvor and James Lee
Course Law PhD / PhD by Distance Learning / MPhil / MJur

Research

The doctoral research project looks to analyse assessment and awards for non-pecuniary loss damages in the tort of negligence, with a view to improving understanding of the functions of damages and of the tort of negligence.

Publications

Casenotes:
  • 'Reasonable foreseeability and unsuitable work equipment, Hide v Steeplechase Co (Cheltenham) Ltd' (2013) 29(4) PN 241-244
  • 'Prison work and vicarious liability, Cox v Ministry of Justice' (2014) 30(2) PN 107-110
Translations
  • Knütel, R., ‘Grappling with the difficult subjects’, in Burrows/Johnston/Zimmermann (eds), Judge and Jurist: Essays in Memory of Lord Rodger of Earlsferry (Oxford, 2013)
  • Meder, S., 'Giro payment and the origins of the modern cashless payment system', in Ernst/Fox (eds), Money in the Western Legal Tradition (forthcoming, Oxford, 2015)
Misc.
  • 'Conference Report, 12th Annual Conference on European Tort Law, 4 April to 6 April 2013, Vienna, Austria', [2013] 21(5) ERPL 1359–1370, with Thomas Thiede.

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