Advisory Board

The activities of the Modern Law Review are undertaken by an Editorial Committee. The work of the Committee is supported by the Advisory Board.

Hugh Collins FBA

Cassel Chair of Commercial Law

London School of Economics and Political Science


Hugh Collins is the Cassel Chair of Commercial Law. Previously he was Vinerian Professor of English Law at All Souls College and Professor of English Law at the London School of Economics and a Fellow of Brasenose College, Oxford. He studied law at Oxford and Harvard. He is a Fellow of the British Academy. He has served on the editorial committee of The Modern Law Review from 1991-2014, including a period as General Editor. He is co-founder of the European Review of Contract Law and has also served on the editorial committee of the Industrial Law Journal. He has published research in a wide range of fields including contract law, employment law, European law, legal theory, and human rights law. Book publications include Marxism and Law (OUP); The Law of Contract (4th edn, Butterworths, Law in Context, 2003); Justice in Dismissal (OUP); Regulating Contracts (OUP); A European Civil Code: The Way Forward (Cambridge University Press, 2008); Employment Law 2nd edn (OUP, 2010); Implicit Dimensions of Contracts (with D. Campbell and J. Wightman) (Hart Publishing, 2003); Networks as Connected Contracts (by Gunther Teubner) Edited with an Introduction (Hart Publishing, 2011); and Labour Law (Cambridge University Press, Law in Context Series, 2nd edn 2019) with K.D. Ewing and Aileen McColgan; Foundations of Indirect Discrimination Law, ed with T Khaitan, (Hart Publishing, 2017)); European Contract Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights (Intersentia, 2017) Philosophical Foundations of Labour Law ed with G Lester and V Mantouvalou, (OUP, 2018)

Baroness Hale of Richmond

formerly President

Supreme Court of the United Kingdom


Brenda Hale was the most senior judge in the United Kingdom. After teaching law at the University of Manchester for 18 years and then proposing reforms to the law at the Law Commission for over nine, she became a High Court Judge in 1994. In 1999 she was promoted to the Court of Appeal and in 2004 to the appellate committee of the House of Lords. In 2009, this became the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. She was appointed its Deputy President in 2013 and its first woman President in 2017. She is also President of the United Kingdom Association of Women Judges and a past President of the International Association of Women Judges. She was Treasurer of Gray’s Inn in 2017 and Master of the Company of Fellmongers of Richmond, North Yorkshire.

Richard Hart


Richard Hart began his career in legal publishing in 1984, having studied law at Cambridge University and taught commercial law at James Cook University in North Queensland. Following a spell as a London Transport train driver (District Line), he joined Professional Books, moving in 1986 to Oxford University Press where he became their first full time legal editor. At OUP he built a significant list of titles in the legal market before launching his own imprint, Hart Publishing in 1996, in due course establishing it as a leading global publisher in law. In 2013 Hart Publishing was sold to Bloomsbury Publishing, and Richard retired from full-time legal publishing. He is now a non-Executive director at Intersentia Publishing, an Associate Research Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, and an adviser to a number of small academic publishers. He divides his time between Oxford and a small organic farm in West Wales, besides which he is a Director of Oxford City Athletic Club, where he is leading a major redevelopment of the City’s athletics track and facilities.

Emily Jackson OBE FBA

Professor of Law

London School of Economics and Political Science


Emily Jackson is a Professor of Law at the London School of Economics. She is a member of the British Medical Association Medical Ethics Committee and an Honorary Senior Research Associate at the UCL Institute for Women’s Health. From 2014-17, she was a Judicial Appointments Commissioner, and from 2003-2012 she was a member and then Deputy Chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority. She is a Fellow of the British Academy, and in 2017 was awarded an OBE for services to higher education.

Nicola Lacey CBE FBA

Professor of Law, Gender and Social Policy

London School of Economics and Political Science


Nicola Lacey is School Professor of Law, Gender and Social Policy at the London School of Economics. From 2010 until September 2013 she was Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College, and Professor of Criminal Law and Legal Theory at the University of Oxford. She has held a number of visiting appointments, most recently at Harvard Law School and at New York University Law School. She is an Honorary Fellow of New College Oxford and of University College Oxford. She is a Fellow of the British Academy, served as a member of the British Academy’s Policy Group on Prisons, which reported in 2014, and is the Academy’s nominee on the Board of the British Museum. In 2017 she was awarded a CBE for services to Law, Justice and Gender Politics and in 2018 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Edinburgh.

Martin Loughlin FBA

Professor of Public Law

London School of Economics and Political Science


Martin was educated at LSE, the University of Warwick and Harvard Law School and held chairs at the Universities of Glasgow and Manchester before returning to LSE in 2000. He has held fellowships at the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin, Princeton University, Freiburg Institute of Advanced Studies and Edinburgh and has been a Visiting Professor at many law schools including Osgoode Hall, Paris II, Pennsylvania, Renmin University (Beijing), and Toronto. His recent publications include Foundations of Public Law (OUP 2010), The British Constitution: A Very Short Introduction (OUP, 2013) and Political Jurisprudence (OUP, 2017). He is a former General Editor of the Modern Law Review.

Kate O'Regan

Professor of Law

University of Oxford


Kate O’Regan is the inaugural Director of the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights in the Faculty of Law at the University of Oxford. She served as one of the first judges of the Constitutional Court of South Africa from 1994 – 2009 and as an ad hoc judge of the Supreme Court of Namibia from 2010 - 2016. Amongst other things, she has served as the President of the International Monetary Fund Administrative Tribunal since 2011. She is an honorary bencher of Lincoln’s Inn, an Honorary Foreign Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an Honorary Fellow of the British Academy and the recipient of seven honorary degrees. She has also served on the boards of many NGOs working in the fields of democracy, the rule of law, human rights and equality.

Rt Hon Lord Justice Singh

Lord Justice of Appeal

Court of Appeal


The Rt. Hon. Sir Rabinder Singh was called to the Bar (Lincoln’s Inn) in 1989 and was in practice at the Bar from 1990 to 2011. He was elected a Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn in 2009. He was on the Attorney General’s Panels of Junior Counsel to the Crown from 1992 to 2002 (on the A Panel from 2000). He was also Additional Junior Counsel to the Inland Revenue from 1997 to 2002. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2002. He chaired the Administrative Law Bar Association from 2006 to 2008. From 2003 to 2011 he was a Deputy High Court Judge and Recorder of the Crown Court from 2004 to 2011. He was appointed a High Court Judge (Queen’s Bench Division) in October 2011. He was a Presiding Judge of the South Eastern Circuit from 2013 to 2016 and the Administrative Court liaison judge for the Midland, Wales and Western circuits during 2017. Rabinder Singh has long had a connection with the legal academy. He was a lecturer in law at the University of Nottingham from 1986 to 1988. He was a visiting Professor of Law at the London School of Economics from 2003 to 2009 and has been an Honorary Professor of Law at Nottingham University since 2007 and a Visiting Fellow, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford since 2016. His publications include The Future of Human Rights in the UK (1997) and (as co-author with Sir Jack Beatson and others) Human Rights: Judicial Protection in the UK (2008). He was appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal in October 2017 and President of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal in September 2018.

Dame Sarah Worthington FBA QC

Downing Professor of the Laws of England

University of Cambridge


Dame Sarah Worthington is the Downing Professor of the Laws of England, University of Cambridge, a Fellow of Trinity College and Bencher of Middle Temple. Her main research interests are in commercial equity and corporate law, and she is Director of the Cambridge Private Law Centre. She has worked with law reform bodies in the United Kingdom, Europe and Australia, and is currently a member of the American Law Institute’s Restatement Fourth, Property International Advisory Panel. Her books include Equity in the Clarendon Law Series, the monograph Proprietary Interests in Commercial Transactions, and Gower’s Principles of Modern Company Law (with Professor Paul Davies). She is Treasurer of The British Academy and on the Board of Governors of the London Business School. She spent 10 years on the editorial board of the Modern Law Review, and is on the editorial board of Current Legal Problems and the Journal of Equity.