Biography

Jonathan Herring has written on criminal, family and medical law. He focuses on how the law interacts with the important things in life: not money, companies or insurance; but love, friendship and intimacy. In his work he seeks to develop ways in the law can recognise and value the goods in activities such as carework and sex, while protecting people from the harms that so often result.   Family Law Jonathan Herring has written a popular textbook in this subject and has edited several books on theoretical issues in family law.  He was written on domestic abuse, children’s rights and nature of marriage.  He is an editor for the Child and Family Law Quarterly. Medical Law Jonathan Herring has written a leading textbook on this subject. He has written on the regulation of pregnancy and enforced medical treatment. He has also co-authored with Dr P-L Chau a series of papers on the medical and legal definition of sex, with particular consideration of intersex people. Criminal Law Jonathan Herring has written two best-selling textbooks on criminal law. He has researched the law on sexual offences, crimes against corpses and failures of parents to protect children from death. Elder Law Jonathan Herring has written a leading monograph on the law’s treatment of older people. He has also published on legal issues surrounding dementia.  Care Law  Jonathan Herring has writing a monograph on the law’s treatment of caring and how adopting an ethic of care could transform the law.  Law and Vulnerability is the subject of his recent book.

Publications

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  • J J W Herring, Criminal Law 7th ed (Oxford University Press 2016)
  • J J W Herring, 'Family Law and Older People in a European Perspective' in J Scherpe (ed), European Family Law (Elgar 2016)
  • J J W Herring, Medical Law: Law Express (Pearson 2016)
  • J J W Herring, Medical ~Law and Ethics (OUP 2016)
  • J J W Herring, Vulnerable Adults and the Law (Oxford University Press 2016)
  • J J W Herring, '"The child must live": Disability, Parents and the Law' in Jonathan Herring and Jesse Wall (eds), Landmark Cases in Medical Law (Hart 2015)
    A discussion of the nature of disability and parental responsibilities towards disabled children.
  • J J W Herring, 'Aggrieving agreements' (2015) 6 September 2015 New Law Journal 10
    Discussion of when FDR agreements must be followed at a final hearing
  • J J W Herring and Charles Foster, Altruism, Welfare and the Law (Springer 2015)
  • J J W Herring, Beginning Family Law (Taylor and Francis 2015)
  • J J W Herring, 'Contact Sport: Family Courts' Treatment of Wilful Teenagers' (2015) New Law Journal 11
    Discussion of contact cases where children refuse to see parents
  • J J W Herring, Criminal Law, 9th ed (Palgrave 2015)
  • J J W Herring, Criminal Law: Great Debates (Palgrave 2015)
  • J J W Herring, Family Law (7th edn Pearson 2015)
  • J J W Herring, Stephen Gilmore and Rebecca Probert, Family Law: Great Debates (2nd edn Palgrave 2015)
  • J J W Herring and Jesse Wall, 'Introduction' in Jonathan Herring and Jesse Wall (eds), Landmark Cases in Medical Law (Hart 2015)
  • D Feenan, D Bedford and J J W Herring, 'Judicial Compassion' (2015) 5 Elder Law Journal 392
  • J J W Herring and Jesse Wall, Landmark Cases in Medical Law (Hart 2015)
  • J J W Herring, Medical Law Q and A (3rd edn Routledge 2015)
  • J J W Herring, 'Meet and Cheat' (2015) New Law Journal
  • J J W Herring, A Very Short Introduction to Family Law (Oxford University Press 2014)
  • J J W Herring, 'Alarm bells' (2014) New Law Journal 9
    Discussion of Re W (A Child) [2014] EWCA 772 and litigants in person in family law cases
  • J J W Herring, 'Assisted Suicide: The Liberal, Humanist Case Against Liberalization: Book Review' (2014) 10 International Journal of Law in Context 273
  • J J W Herring, 'Best interests and dementia' in C Foster, J Herring and I Doran (eds), The Law and Ethics of Dementia (Hart 2014)

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Interests

Teaching Interests:
Jonathan Herring greatly enjoys teaching criminal, family, and contract law.

Research Interests

Medical Law and ethics, Elder Law, Criminal Law, Family Law, Vulnerability, Law and Caring

Options taught

Criminal Law (Mods), Family Law, Medical Law and Ethics (FHS)

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