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Dr Adam Ramshaw

Senior Lecturer

Department: Northumbria Law School

Adam is a Senior Lecturer at Northumbria Law School. 

Adam has published in leading journals such as Legal Studies and the European Law Review.

Adam's research is broadly concerned with human rights, constitutional law, legal theory, and property. Adam is particularly interested in the judicial approach to the enforcement of rights and how courts use concepts such as proportionality to assess the infringment of fundamental rights. Adam is also interested in the work of Ronald Dworkin and is researching how Dworkin's theory of legal interpretivism may assist understandings of contemporary developments in the area of human rights.

Adam was awarded his PhD in 2017. 

Before entering into academia Adam practised as a paralegal at Bond Dickinson undertaking work on behalf of the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation, and Skills.

Adam Ramshaw

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Human rights, constitutional law, legal theory, and property.

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Modern Studies in Property Law, Volume 11, Farran, S., Hewitson, R., Ramshaw, A. 29 Jul 2021
  • What could have been and may yet still be: Brexit, the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and the right to have rights , Ramshaw, A. 2 Dec 2020, In: European Law Review
  • ‘World of Warcraft is My Home From Home’: An Argument for the Protection of Virtual Worlds, Ramshaw, A. 10 Dec 2020, In: Journal of Law, Technology and Trust
  • A written constitution for the UK would not have resolved recent Brexit arguments – here’s why, Ramshaw, A. 24 Oct 2019
  • The Case for Replicable Structured Full Proportionality Analysis in all Cases Concerning Fundamental Rights, Ramshaw, A. 1 Mar 2019, In: Legal Studies

Professional Activity

PGR Supervision

  • Denise Hunter An exploration of the issues and challenges facing the Irish planning system. Does the recentralisation of power to central Government provided for under Section 28 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 sideline democracy? Start Date: 06/05/2021
  • John O'Malley “Towards the optimisation, alignment and efficiency of the monetary collection functions of the Sheriffs in Ireland - the extension of the responsibilities of the Revenue Sheriffs to private debt recovery and other state debt” Start Date: 08/07/2020
  • Rachel Williams A critical examination of the overriding powers contained in Section 203 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 Start Date: 04/04/2018
  • Rachel Williams A critical examination of the overriding powers contained in Section 203 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 Start Date: 04/04/2018

Qualifications

  • Law PhD January 09 2017
  • Law LLB (Hons) June 30 2012
  • HEA Fellowship


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