Karl Laird, BCL (Oxon) LLB (Lond) is currently Lecturer in Law at St Edmund Hall, Oxford and Mansfield College. His research interests are in criminal law and the law of evidence, in addition to equality and public law.


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  • Karl Laird, 'Director of Public Prosecutions v Forsey; Krishan Chander v State of Delhi ' (2017) Lloyd's Law Reports: Financial Crime 174 [Case Note]
  • Karl Laird, 'Piercing the Corporate Veil in Confiscation Proceedings ' (2017) Law Quarterly Review 217 [Case Note]
  • Karl Laird, 'A v Director of Public Prosecutions ' (2016) Lloyd's Law Reports Financial Crime 567 [Case Note]
  • Karl Laird, 'Criminalising contagion - Questioning the paradigm' in H Quirk and C Stanton (eds), Criminalising Contagion: Legal and Ethical Challenges of Disease Transmission and the Criminal Law (2016)
  • Karl Laird, 'Evaluating the Relationship Between Section 45 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the Defence of Duress: An Opportunity Missed?' (2016) Crim LR 395
  • Karl Laird, 'Filling a lacuna: the care worker and care provider offences in the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 ' (2016) Statute Law Review 1
  • Karl Laird and Professor David Ormerod QC, 'Jogee: Not the End of a Legal Saga but the Start of One?' (2016) Crim LR 539
  • Karl Laird, 'R v Harvey' (2016) Lloyd's Law Reports: Financial Crime 41 [Case Note]
  • Karl Laird, 'R v Suski' (2016) Crim LR 561 [Case Note]
  • Karl Laird, 'R v Taylor' (2016) Crim LR 367 [Case Note]
  • Karl Laird, 'Seton v United Kingdom' (2016) Crim LR 653 [Case Note]
  • Karl Laird, 'The Decline of Criminal Law Causation Without Limits ' (2016) LQR 566 [Case Note]
  • Karl Laird, 'Parts 5 and 6 of the Serious Crime Act 2015: more than mere miscellany' (2015) Crim LR 789
  • Professor David Ormerod QC and Karl Laird, Smith and Hogan’'s Criminal Law (14th edn 2015)
  • Karl Laird, 'Sunil Bharti Mittal v Central Bureau of Investigation ' (2015) Lloyd's Law Reports: Financial Crime 189 [Case Note]
  • Karl Laird, 'United States v Sidorenko' (2015) Lloyd's Law Reports: Financial Crime 552 [Case Note]
  • Karl Laird, 'Confronting religion: veiled witnesses, the right to a fair trial and the Supreme Court of Canada’'s judgment in R v N.S' (2014) 77(1) MLR 123
  • Karl Laird, 'R v Golding ' (2014) Crim LR 686 [Case Note]
  • Karl Laird, 'Rapist or rogue? Deception, Consent and the Sexual Offences Act 2003' (2014) Crim LR 491
  • Professor David Ormerod QC and Karl Laird, Smith and Hogan’'s Text, Cases and Materials on Criminal Law (11th edn 2014)
  • Karl Laird, 'Conceptualising the interpretation of ‘dwelling’ in section 9 of the Theft Act 1968' (2013) Crim LR 656


Research Interests

Criminal law and the law of evidence. Public and equality law.

Options taught

Criminal Law (Mods)

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