The central subject-matter of this short Law Lab @ Cardiff workshop is Collaborative Interdisciplinary Practice. We seek to develop a better understanding of what collaborative interdisciplinarity means in practice and to explore the promise and perils attending this kind of work. At theoretical level, the case for working with others from other disciplines seems fairly […]

The Law Lab is hosting a cross-disciplinary workshop which explores ‘regulatory narratives’ around new and emerging technologies. Led by four theme leaders, Becky Dimond, Elen Stokes, Stijn Smismans and Bernadette Richards, the workshop centralises three distinctive contexts – nanotechnology, mitochondrial donation and the Access to Medical Treatments (Innovation) Bill (also known as ‘the Saatchi Bill) […]

2016 W G Hart Legal Workshop Valuing Expertise: Legal, Normative and Social Dimensions CALL FOR PAPERS From expert evidence in the courtroom, to the use of scientific knowledge in the justification for, and framing of, legislation, law and science are inextricably intertwined. Yet the extent to which science is well represented in law has long […]

by Atina Krajewska GATTACA, premiered in 1997 and shown recently at a SciSCREEN event at Cardiff University (, depicts the world in not-too-distant future, in which genetic discrimination, segregation, and liberal eugenics are the unintended consequence of genetic screening technologies meant to assist human reproduction. Arguably, now that the not-to-distant future has arrived, the following […]

by Anna Grear • 26 March 2015 The discourse of ‘biocultural’ rights and the search for new epistemic parameters: moving beyond essentialisms and old certainties in an age of Anthropocene complexity? Journal of Human Rights and the Environment (JHRE) Editorial (Vol 6, Issue 1, 2015).  There can be little doubt of the multiple complexities facing law in the twenty-​first […]

by Nicky Priaulx Those of you in the medico-legal Twittersphere will probably have picked this up, but for those of you who haven’t- the recent Supreme Court judgment of Montgomery v. Lanarkshire Health Board [2015] UKSC 11, 11 March 2015 has killed off Sidaway. Medical lawyers and bioethicists will already be writing obituaries, if not picking at […]

Nicky Priaulx from the Centre for Ethics, Law and Society had the great pleasure of participating in the “After Doogan and Wood: Conscientious objection and abortion services” workshop held on the 13 March 2015 at Leeds Law School. Organised by Professor Michael Thomson and Julie Wallbank from the Law & Social Justice Research Group at Leeds […]

WORKSHOP INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES TO REGULATING INNOVATION 18 February 2015 Council Chamber, Glamorgan Building Organised by Dr Atina Krajewska and Dr Nicky Priaulx (School of Law and Politics, Cardiff University)     RESEARCH CONTEXT The Workshop’s title is a paraphrase of Roger’s Brownsword book ‘Regulating Technologies’ and it is based on a similar idea. It aims […]

Recent media reports have highlighted a forthcoming court hearing to determine the right of a child whose mother consumed alcohol during pregnancy to receive criminal injuries compensation as a ‘victim of crime’. This landmark case will come before the Court of Appeal in November this year.  A local authority in NW England is claiming that […]

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