Professor C. John Miller

 

Emeritus Professor of Law

Birmingham Law School

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Contact details

Telephone 0121 414 8113

Fax 0121 414 3585

Email c.j.miller.law@bham.ac.uk

Birmingham Law School
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

About

Professor Miller read Law at the University of Nottingham where he graduated with a BA (Law) and subsequently an LLM written under the supervision of Professor J C (later Sir John) Smith. He then qualified at the Bar ( Lincoln’s Inn) and is currently a Door Tenant at Henderson Chambers in London.

Qualifications

Professor Miller read Law at the University of Nottingham where he graduated with a BA (Law) and subsequently an LLM written under the supervision of Professor J C (later Sir John) Smith. He then qualified at the Bar ( Lincoln’s Inn) and is currently a Door Tenant at Henderson Chambers in London

Biography

Professor Miller was Dean of the Faculty of Law and Head of the School of Law between August 1994 and August 1997. In his earlier academic career he was successively a Lecturer in Law at the University of Durham from 1966 to 1970, a Lecturer in Law and subsequently Reader in Common Law at the University of Leeds from 1970 to 1979, and Reader in Law and subsequently Professor of Law at the University of Warwick from 1980 to 1989. He retired from teaching law in September 2003 when he became an Emeritus Professor of Law, but has retained close contact with the University.

Research

Professor Miller’s main research interests cover three main fields, namely Contempt of Court, Liability for Defective Products and Consumer Protection Law.

Other activities

In earlier years Professor Miller’s law-related activities have included chairing Social Security and Disability Appeals Tribunals (1986 to 1995), and acting as an advisor to such organisations as the Consumers’ Association, National Consumer Council and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. (OECD). He also occasionally provides opinions in the areas of his expertise, and over the years has lectured and given seminar presentations to academic and professional gatherings both in the United Kingdom and in Australia, Canada, France, Japan and the USA.

Publications

Professor Miller’s main publications arise out of his research interests. They include his monograph on Contempt of Court, now in its 3rd edition and published by Oxford University Press. This book has been widely cited, not only in the courts of the United Kingdom but also in such other common law jurisdictions as Australia, Canada and New Zealand. His book on Product Liability (with the late P A Lovell) was the first substantial work on the subject to be published in the United Kingdom and is now in its 2nd edition (jointly with Dr Richard Goldberg) and is published by Oxford University Press. In the area of Consumer Law he has written, jointly with Professor Brian Harvey and Deborah Parry, Consumer and Trading Law: Text, Cases and Materials (now in its 2nd edition), again published by Oxford University Press. Since 1992 he has been an editor of and contributor to the leading text, Benjamins Sale of Goods ( now in its 8th edition), writing the section on Consumer Protection Law. He also edits a loose-leaf work, Product Liability and Safety Encyclopaedia and contributes to the All England Law Reports Annual Review. In earlier years he has published articles and notes in such journals as the Criminal Law Review, Law Quarterly Review, Modern Law Review and Public Law

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