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Dr Brian Brewis

Assistant Professor

Department: Northumbria Law School

Dr Brian Brewis is a Senior Lecturer at Northumbria Law School.

Brian completed his LLB (Hons) in 2010 and was awarded his PhD in 2017. His thesis, "Sexual Behaviour Evidence: A Critical Examination of Section 41 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999" focused on the evidence and cross-examination of complainants in sexual offence proceedings.

Brian's research interests include criminal evidence with a focus on sexual history evidence and bad character evidence and judicial/jury decision making.

Brian teaches modules on Evidence, Legal Skills and Sports Law. He is a Fellow of the Higher Edcuation Academy and is an external examiner at the Univeristy of Swansea.

 

Brian Brewis

Campus Address

Room 343, City Campus East



  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Sexual behaviour evidence and evidence of bad character in sexual offence proceedings: Proposing a combined admissibility framework., Brewis, B., Jackson, A. 1 Feb 2020, In: The Journal of Criminal Law
  • The meaning of ‘reasonable belief in consent’ under the Sexual Offences Act 2003 and the admissibility of bad character evidence under the Criminal Justice Act 2003: R v Hepburn [2020] EWCA Crim 820, Brewis, B., Storey, T. 1 Oct 2020, In: The Journal of Criminal Law
  • The interpretation of s. 41 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 and the impact of R. v A (No.2) ([2002] 1 A.C. 45), Brewis, B. 15 Jun 2016, In: The Journal of Criminal Law
  • Court of Appeal: Interpretation of s. 41 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999: Meaning of 'Sexual Behaviour of the Complainant', Brewis, B., Stockdale, M. Apr 2014, In: The Journal of Criminal Law
  • False allegations: the limitations of the ‘evidential basis test’: R v All-Hilly (Salaam David) [2014] EWCA Crim 1614, Stockdale, M., Brewis, B. Dec 2014, In: The Journal of Criminal Law
  • Sexual history evidence and impact on belief in consent, Brewis, B. Aug 2014, In: The Journal of Criminal Law
  • Admissibility of low Template DNA evidence, Stockdale, M., Brewis, B. Apr 2013, In: The Journal of Criminal Law
  • Bad character evidence and potential satellite litigation: R v Dizaei (Jamshid Ali) [2013] EWCA Crim 88, Stockdale, M., Brewis, B., Jackson, A. 1 Apr 2013, In: The Journal of Criminal Law
  • Sexual history evidence: late disclosure and relevance., Stockdale, M., Jackson, A., Brewis, B. 2013, In: The Journal of Criminal Law

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  • LLB (Hons)
  • PhD
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2017


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