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Dr Frances Hamilton

Senior Lecturer

Department: Northumbria Law School

Dr Frances Hamilton is a Senior Lecturer in Law, and Co-Convenor of the Gender Sexuality and the Law Research Interest Group. As well as being a qualified solicitor, Frances has published widely across European Court of Human Rights law, European Union law and Conflicts of Law in the area of international recognition of same-sex marriage claims. The international profile of her work is demonstrated as she has published in the UK, Italy, Florida, California and New York with high profile quality publishers such as Routledge, and international multiple peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Homosexuality, the European Human Rights Law Review and the Journal of Transnational Law. Frances is a research mentor and HEA Education mentor to academic colleagues. She is currently Module Tutor on the Law and Society Foundation module and on the Gender Sexuality and the Law module. Frances has experience in Programme Leadership and external examining. She has been appointed Visiting Scholar to Pisa University, Italy March – April 2020.

Frances joined Northumbria University in September 2009 and before that completed her LLM in Trinity College Dublin. Prior to then she worked as a solicitor in private practice after completing her undergraduate studies at Clare College, Cambridge University.

Frances Hamilton

Campus Address

Faculty of Business and Law
City Campus East
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 8ST

Qualifications

  • Law PhD December 09 2019
  • Law MA October 01 1998
  • Solicitor 2004
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2014

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Conclusions, Hamilton, F. 17 Jan 2020, Same-Sex Relationships, Law and Social Change, London, Taylor & Francis
  • International Travel for LGBTQ+ Staff in Higher Education, Hamilton, F., Giles, C. 10 Mar 2020
  • Introduction, Hamilton, F. 17 Jan 2020, Same-Sex Relationships, Law and Social Change, Eds Frances Hamilton and Guido Noto La Diega, London, Taylor & Francis
  • Same-Sex Relationships, Law and Social Change, Hamilton, F., Clayton-Helm, L., Noto La Diega, G., Burton, F., Donovan, C., Eddy, D., Fielder, B., Hayward, A., Maine, A., Richardson-Self, L., Ryan, F., Schuster, A., Sperti, A., Tobin, B., Tryfonidou, A. 17 Jan 2020
  • The Potential of European Union Law to Further Advance LGBTQ+ persons and same-sex couples' rights, Hamilton, D. 17 Jan 2020, Same-Sex Relationships, Law and Social Change, London, Taylor & Francis
  • Development of EU Law Before the Grand Chamber of the EU to Benefit Trans Persons, Hamilton, F. 29 Jul 2019, In: International Labor Rights Case Law
  • Rights for LGBTQ persons: MB v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Hamilton, F. Jan 2019, In: Family Law
  • Same-sex marriage, consensus, certainty and the European court of human rights, Hamilton, F. 2 Feb 2018, In: European Human Rights Law Review
  • The case for same-sex marriage before the European Court of Human Rights, Hamilton, F. 2018, In: Journal of Homosexuality
  • The Expanding Concept of EU Citizenship Free Movement Rights and the Potential Positive Impact this has for Same-Sex Couples Relocating Across Borders, Hamilton, F. 1 Jun 2018, In: Family Law

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

  • Gender Sexuality and the Law

  • Publications

    Edited Book collection: Eds. Frances Hamilton and Dr Guido Noto La Diega – ‘Same-Sex Relationships, Law and Social Change’ Publisher Routledge, 2020

     

    Frances Hamilton, (2019) 3 ‘Development of EU Law before the Grand Chamber of the EU to Benefit Transpersons’ International Labor rights Case Law 335 -339 available at https://brill.com/view/journals/ilrc/5/3/article-p335_335.xml

     

    Frances Hamilton, ‘Rights for LGBTQ Persons: MB V Secretary of State for Work and Pensions’ (2019) 1 Fam Law 54 – 57.

     

    Frances Hamilton, ‘Same-Sex Marriage, Consensus, Certainty and the European Court of Human Rights’1 (2018) 1 European Human Rights Law Review 33 - 45

     

    Frances Hamilton, The Expanding Concept of EU Citizenship Free Movement Rights and the Potential Positive Impact this has for Same-Sex Couples Relocating Across Borders(2018) Fam Law 693 – 696.

     

    Frances Hamilton, ‘The Case for Same-Sex Marriage Before the European Court of Human Rights, (2017) Journal of Homosexuality 1-25

     

    Frances Hamilton, ‘The Symbolic Status of Same-Sex Marriage’ (2017) 47 Fam Law 851-854.

     

    Frances Hamilton and Lauren Clayton-Helm, ‘Same Sex Relationships Choice of Law and the Continued Recognised Relationship Theory’3.1 (2016) Journal of International Comparative Law 1-31.

     

    Frances Hamilton, ‘Strategies to Achieve Same-Sex Marriage and the Method of Incrementalist Change’  (2016) 25 Florida Journal of Transnational Law and Policy 121-153

     

    Frances Hamilton,The Differing Treatment of Same Sex Couples by European Union Law and the European Convention on Human Rights; the European Concept of Citizenship 2.1 (2015) Journal of International and Comparative Law 87 – 113

     

    Frances Hamilton, Gays and the European Court of Human Rights: the Equality Argument ‘pp75-80 in ebook C Casonato and A Schuster (eds) ‘Rights on the Move – Rainbow Family in Europe: Proceedings of the Conference Trento 16-17 October 2014 (Universita degli studi di Trento 2014) available online at http://eprints.biblio.unitn.it/4448

     

    Frances Hamilton ‘Why the Margin of Appreciation is Not the Answer to the Gay Marriage Debate’ (2013) European Human Rights Law Review 47 – 55. 

     

    Frances Hamilton, ‘Listening to Children on Divorce: How Best Can Children’s Voices be Heard?’  [2011] Fam Law 1280

     

    Frances Hamilton, ‘Mediation: Lessons to be Learnt from Australia’,  [2010] Fam Law 1328


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