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- jwale at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
- Lecturer (Academic) in Law
- Weymouth House W404, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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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.
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.
- Wale, J., 2019. Regulating disruptive technology and informational interests in the arena of reproductive tests. Journal of Information Rights, Policy and Practice.
- Wale, J., 2018. Screening Human Life - The Legal and Ethical Implications of Non-invasive Prenatal Testing. AMPS Proceedings Journal Series, 20-28.
- Brownsword, R. and Wale, J., 2018. Testing times ahead: Non-invasive prenatal testing and the kind of community we want to be. Modern Law Review, 81 (4), 646-672.
- Brownsword, R. and Wale, J., 2017. The Right to Know and the Right Not to Know Revisited: Part One. Asian Bioethics Review, 1-16.
- Brownsword, R. and Wale, J., 2016. The Development of Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing: Some Legal and Ethical Questions. Jahrbuch für Recht und Ethik (Annual Review of Law and Ethics), Band 24 (2016), 31-48.
- Wale, J., 2016. Don't forget the legal framework: the public provision of non-invasive prenatal testing in England & Wales. Medical Law International, Online First, 1-13.
- 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.
- 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.
- Acred, C., 2016. The Internet of Things - Volume 299 - Issues online. Independence Educational Publishers ltd. Available from: http://www.issuesonline.co.uk/articles/robot-law-what-happens-if-intelligent-machines-commit-crimes.
- Wale, J. and Yuratich, D., 2015. Robot Law: what happens if intelligent machines commit crimes?. The Conversation. Available from: http://theconversation.com/robot-law-what-happens-if-intelligent-machines-commit-crimes-44058.
- Wale, J., 2015. Commentary: Greater Glasgow Health Board v Doogan & Another  UKSC 68. UK Health Care Law. Available from: https://ukhealthcarelaw.wordpress.com/2015/01/20/commentary-greater-glasgow-health-board-v-doogan-another-2014-uksc-68/.
- Wale, J., 2014. Drinking can harm a foetus, but court finds girl born with disorder wasn’t victim of crime. The Conversation. Available from: https://theconversation.com/drinking-can-harm-a-foetus-but-court-finds-girl-born-with-disorder-wasnt-victim-of-crime-35119.
- Wale, J., 2014. Mismatch in notifications reveal a worrying problem in our abortion statistics. The Conversation. Available from: https://theconversation.com/mismatch-in-notifications-reveal-a-worrying-problem-in-our-abortion-statistics-28565.
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
- 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
- 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
- Sally Kiff Prize for Human Rights Law (University of Southampton, Faculty of Law, 1991)
- Bournemouth University Law Review, Assistant Editor (2016-), https://microsites.bournemouth.ac.uk/law-review/
- Bournemouth University Research Ethics Committee, Member (2014-2019),
- Higher Education Academy, Fellow (2013-),
- Society of Legal Scholars, Member (2014-), http://www.legalscholars.ac.uk/
- Solicitor of Supreme Court of England & Wales, Solicitor (non practising) (1994-),
- Society of Legal Scholars
External Media and Press
- Can robots be the victim of harassment in the workplace, News R, 09 Dec 2015. http://www.newsr.in/n/Business/755da20jr/Can-robots-be-the-victims-of-harassment-in.htm
- Pioneering Healthcare Law and Bioethics: Past, Present and Future Challenges?, BU, 14 Dec 2015. https://research.bournemouth.ac.uk/2015/12/pioneering-healthcare-law-and-bioethics-past-present-and-future-challenges/