I have actively promoted equality and diversity in legal education, founding the Women's Law Professors' Network in 1998, and in 2001 appointed PriceWaterhouseCoopersLegal Visiting Professor in Women and Law, University of Sydney. I was President of the Society of Legal Scholars 2006-7, and joint editor of the SLS flagship journal, Legal Studies 1999-2005. I am a long serving member of the Criminal Law Review Editorial Board.
corporate criminal liability
organisational theory of corporate criminal liability
corporate criminal responsibility
Areas of expertise
I research and write mainly in criminal law with a particular specialism in corporate criminal liability. I am the author of Corporations and Criminal Responsibility (2nd edition OUP 2001) and of Reconstructing Criminal Law (with Nicola Lacey and Oliver Quick, 4th edition, Cambridge University Press, 2010). My work has been influential in the development of an organisational theory of corporate criminal liability and I provided expert advice on corporate criminal responsibility to a number of national and international bodies including: OECD Bribery Convention Working Group; the CPS in relation to the Ladbroke Grove rail crash; Specialist Adviser to the House of Commons Select Committee Inquiry into the Draft Corporate Manslaughter Bill (2005); the International Commission of Jurists' Expert Legal Panel on Corporate Complicity in International Crimes (2006; the PArliamentary Scrutiny Committee on the Bribery Bill (now Act) 2010 and the Law Commission of England and Wales Consultation Paper on Corporate LIability (2010).