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- jwale at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
- Lecturer (Academic) in Law
- Weymouth House W332, 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. 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.
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.
- Brownsword, R. and Wale, J., 2017. The right to know and the right not to know revisited: Part One. Asian Bioethics Review, 9 (1-2), 3-18.
- Brownsword, R. and Wale, J., 2016. The Development of Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing: Some Legal and Ethical Questions. Annual Review of Law and Ethics.
- Wale, J.I., 2015. Don't forget the legal framework: The public provision of non-invasive prenatal testing in England and Wales. Medical Law International, 15 (4), 203-215.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- GTA University Centre, Link Tutor for Graduate Diploma in Law (2013-2016), http://www.gta.gg/index.php/course?g=1&c=0404
- 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
- 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, 21 Nov 2014, University of Sheffield
- 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)
- 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),
- 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
- 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/
- 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