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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. I acted for insurers, professionals, public bodies and health care providers and my litigation practice covered occupational health/disease, abuse and education related claims. My appellate court experience includes a successful claim in the European Court of Human Rights. I started teaching in Higher Education in 2010 and became a fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2013. I am a law lecturer, postgraduate researcher and 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.

Journal Articles

Chapters

  • Brownsword, R. and Wale, J., 2018. Regulating in the Global Village: The Case of Non-Invasive Pre-Natal Tests. In: Symeonidou-Kastanidou, E., Kipouridou, K., Milapidou, M. and Vasileiou, M., eds. Medicine, Law and the Internet. Greece: Nomiki Bibliothiki S. A., XV-378.
  • Brownsword, R. and Wale, J., 2015. Compromise Medicalisation. In: Stanton, C., Devaney, S. and Farrell, A., eds. Pioneering Healthcare Law Essays in Honour of Margaret Brazier. Routledge.
  • 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., 2018. Regulating in the Global Village: The Case of Non-Invasive Pre-Natal Tests. In: Symeonidou-Kastanidou, E., Kipouridou, K., Milapidou, M. and Vasileiou, M., eds. 1st International Conference on “Medicine, Law and the Internet” 4-6 May 2017 Piraeus Bank Conference Centre, Thessaloniki, Greece. Greece: Nomiki Bibliothiki S. A.
  • Wale, J., 2018. Screening Human Life - The Legal and Ethical Implications of Non-invasive Prenatal Testing. In: Health: The Design, Planning and Politics of How and Where We Live 25-26 January 2018 UWE Bristol.
  • Wale, J., 2018. Regulating disruptive technology and informational interests in the arena of reproductive tests. In: TRILCON 2018 (Trust, Risk, Information and the Law) 25 April 2018 University of Winchester.
  • 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. 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. 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., 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

  • Graduate Diploma in Law: Legal System, Process and Skills; Law of Tort/ Legal Practice Course: Skills and Litigation

Profile of Teaching UG

  • LLB and Accounting and Law: Law of Torts

Internal Responsibilities

  • Assistant Editor, BU Law Review

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • A symposium to explore the regulatory changes to legal education including a range of stakeholder perspectives (29 November 2017).
  • Meeting with the Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Public Health and Innovation and the Minister of State for Health 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 (9 March 2017)
  • 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

  • TRILCon 2018, Regulating disruptive technology and informational interests in the arena of reproductive tests, 25 Apr 2018, University of Winchester
  • Health: The Design, Planning And Politics of How and Where We Live, Screening Human Life - The Legal And Ethical Implications of Non-invasive Prenatal Testing, 25 Jan 2018, UWE Bristol
  • 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
  • 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
  • Pioneering Healthcare Law Essays, Crime, Compliance & Medical Exceptionalism, 21 Nov 2014, University of Sheffield

Honours

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

Memberships

Networks

  • Society of Legal Scholars
  • ReproLaw

External Media and Press

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