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Biography

I entered legal practice in 1992, qualified as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court in 1994 and became a partner in the national firm of Berrymans Lace Mawer (BLM) in 1999. My clients included insurers, professionals, public bodies and health care providers and my litigation practice covered occupational disease, abuse and education related claims. I have significant appellate court experience including a successful claim against the UK in the European Court of Human Rights. I started teaching in Higher Education in 2010. I am currently the LLB programme leader and a postgraduate researcher in the Department of Law at Bournemouth University. I am also the Assistant Editor of the BU Law Review.

Research

My research centres on the regulation of reproductive health care. I am particularly interested in the regulation of disruptive technology and clinical decision-making in this context. Recent projects have included the domestic and global implementation of non-invasive prenatal testing.

Journal Articles

Chapters

  • Brownsword, R. and Wale, J., 2016. Compromise medicalisation. Pioneering Healthcare Law: Essays in Honour of Margaret Brazier. 292-304.
  • Wale, J., Bruffell, M. and Neild, P., 2002. Occupational Health & Diseases. In: Bateman, M., ed. Tolley's Health & Safety at Work Handbook. St Ives, UK: Tolleys.

Conferences

  • Brownsword, R. and Wale, J., 2017. Regulating in the Global Village: The Case of Non-Invasive Pre-Natal Tests. In: 1st International Conference on “Medicine, Law and the Internet” 4-6 May 2017 Piraeus Bank Conference Centre, Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • Wale, J., 2016. Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing: Public Provision, Lawful Purpose and Decision Making. In: Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing: The Challenges for Public Health, Law & Ethics 20 July 2016 Bournemouth University.
  • Wale, J., 2016. Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing: Facilitating Autonomy or Complicating Decision making? In: Society for Medical Decision Making 16th Biennial European Conference 12-14 June 2016 London.
  • Wale, J. and Brownsword, R., 2015. Compromise Medicalisation. In: Stanton, C., Devaney, S., Farrell, A.M. and Mullock, A., eds. Pioneering Healthcare Law & Bioethics: Past, Present and Future Challenges? 4 December 2015 University of Manchester. Routledge.
  • Wale, J. and Brownsword, R., 2015. Crime, Compliance & Medical Exceptionalism. In: Stanton, C., Deavaney, S., Farrell, A. and Mullock, A., eds. Pioneering Healthcare Law 21 November 2014 University of Sheffield.
  • Wale, J., 2014. “Avoiding the battle or deliberately opaque? Fair labelling and accessible language in the abortion debate”. In: BU PGR Conference 2014 21-22 January 2014 Bournemouth University.

Internet Publications

Posters

Profile of Teaching PG

  • I currently teach Legal System, Process & Skills and the Law of Torts on the Graduate Diploma in Law. I was the programme leader for this course from 2013-2017.

Profile of Teaching UG

  • I am the LLB Programme Leader and teach the Law of Torts.

External Responsibilities

Internal Responsibilities

  • Assistant Editor, BU Law Review
  • FMC Member, Bournemouth University Research Ethics Committee

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • A symposium on the 29 November 2017 to explore the forthcoming regulatory changes to legal education including a range of stakeholder perspectives.
  • Professor Roger Brownsword and Jeffrey Wale, met with the Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Public Health and Innovation and the Minister of State for Health on the 9 March 2017 to discuss the ethical issues associated with non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) and the evaluative roll out of NIPT for Down’s, Edwards’ and Patau’s syndromes within the NHS Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme.
  • Bournemouth University Festival of Learning 2015: Can machines commit crimes? Do computers have legal rights? http://theconversation.com/robot-law-what-happens-if-intelligent-machines-commit-crimes-44058

Conference Presentations

  • Legal Education: The New Playing Field, Future Solicitor Qualification and the Challenges for Legal Education Providers, 29 Nov 2017, Bournemouth University
  • Medicine, Law And the Internet, Regulating in the Global Village: The Case of Non-Invasive Prenatal Tests, 04 May 2017, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Piraeus Bank Conference Centre
  • Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing: The Challenges for Public Health, Law & Ethics, NIPT: Public Provision, Lawful Purpose and Decision Making, 20 Jul 2016, Bournemouth University
  • Pregnancy v Alcohol: risk vs informed choice, 28 Jun 2016, Bournemouth
  • Reproductive Futures: Reproductive Choices, 04 Jul 2016, Southampton
  • Society for Medical Decision Making 16 Biennial European Conference, Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing: Facilitating Autonomy or Complicating Decision making?, 12 Jun 2016, London
  • Pioneering Healthcare Law & Bioethics: Past, Present & Future Challenges?, Compromise Medicalisation, 04 Dec 2015, University of Manchester
  • Management of Multiple Pregnancy, 16 Nov 2015, Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists
  • Open the pod bay doors, Hal', Machine Intelligence and the Law, 30 Sep 2015, London School of Economics
  • Decriminalisation & Demedicalisation: Rethinking family planning for the 21st century, 10 Jun 2015, The Royal Society of Medicine
  • Pioneering Healthcare Law Essays, 21 Nov 2014, University of Sheffield
  • Abortion Privacy/Abortion Secrecy - What's the Difference and Why Does It Matter?, 29 Apr 2014, Birmingham University
  • Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference 2014, 09 Sep 2014, Nottingham

Qualifications

  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England & Wales in Law (Law Society, 1994)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education Practice in Education (Bournemouth University, 2013)
  • Law Society Finals in Law (College of Law, 1992)
  • LLB (Hons) in Law (University of Southampton, 1991)

Honours

  • Sally Kiff Prize for Human Rights law (University of Southampton, Faculty of Law, 1991)

Memberships

Networks

  • ReproLaw
  • Society of Legal Scholars

External Media and Press

The data on this page was last updated at 04:03 on January 16, 2018.