I am a legal academic at the University of Oxford and a fellow at Brasenose College.

I co-organise the Oxford Seminars in Jurisprudence. I also co-chair the Research Group in Legal Philosophy at Oxford. 

Here’s my CV.

I write in the philosophy of law and public law. Lately I’ve been working on projects about reasonableness, rational reconstruction, and analogy. 

Works in Progress

Wednesbury Unreasonableness’

‘Precedent and Fairness’ (SSRN)

‘According to Law’ (draft)

‘The Power to Forgive’ (with J. Edwards) (SSRN)

‘Plan B: A Theory of Judicial Review’ (SSRN)

Publications

‘Plainly Wrong’, Modern Law Review (forthcoming) (SSRN)

‘Interpretive Theory in Public Law’ in P. Daly and J. Tomlinson (eds), Researching Public Law in Common Law Systems (Edward Elgar) (with F. Ahmed) (forthcoming)

‘Consistency in Administrative Law’ in H. Kristjansson, S. Lewis, and T. Endicott (eds), Philosophical Foundations of Precedent (OUP) (forthcoming) (SSRN)

‘Pardons’, Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy, 2021, vol 8, pp. 215-244 (SSRN | published)

‘Law’s Boundaries’, Legal Theory, 2020, vol 26, pp. 103-123 (SSRN | published)

Enforcing Constitutional Conventions’, International Journal of Constitutional Law, 2019, vol. 17, pp. 1146-1165 (with F. Ahmed and R. Albert) (SSRN | published )

‘Judging Constitutional Conventions’, International Journal of Constitutional, 2019, vol. 17, pp. 787-806 (with F. Ahmed and R. Albert) (SSRN | published)

‘Strained Interpretations’, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 2019, vol. 39, pp. 316-343 (SSRN | published)

‘Mercy’, Philosophy & Public Affairs, 2018, vol. 46, pp. 60-89 (SSRN | published)

‘Top-Down Constitutional Conventions’, Modern Law Review, 2018, vol. 81, pp. 765-789 (with A. Tucker) (SSRN | published)

‘Standing and Civic Virtue’, Law Quarterly Review, 2018, vol. 134, pp. 239-256 (with F. Ahmed) (SSRN)

‘Mercy and Caprice Under the Indian Constitution’, Indian Law Review, 2017, vol. 1, pp. 1-13 (SSRNpublished)

‘The Flexibility Rule in Administrative Law’, Cambridge Law Journal, 2017, vol. 76, pp. 375-398 (SSRNpublished)

‘Constitutional Statutes’, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 2017, vol. 37, pp. 461-481 (with F. Ahmed) (SSRNpublished)

‘Mercy and the Roles of Judges’ in J. Jacobs and J. Jackson (eds), Routledge Handbook of Criminal Justice Ethics (Routledge 2016) 255-266

‘The Crown’s Administrative Powers’, Law Quarterly Review, 2015, vol. 131, pp. 652-672 (SSRN)

‘The Internal Aspect of Social Rules’, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 2015, vol. 35, pp. 283-300 (SSRNpublished)

‘The Quasi-Entrenchment of Constitutional Statutes’, Cambridge Law Journal, 2014, vol. 73, pp. 514-535 (with F. Ahmed) (SSRN | published)

‘The Coherence of the Doctrine of Legitimate Expectations’, Cambridge Law Journal, 2014, vol. 73, pp. 61-85 (with F. Ahmed) (SSRNpublished)

‘Constitutional Conventions and the Prince of Wales’, Modern Law Review, 2013, vol. 76(6), pp. 1119-1128 (draft | published)

‘Expertise, Deference, and Giving Reasons’, Public Law, 2012, vol. 2, pp. 221-230 (with F. Ahmed) (SSRN)

‘Review: Parliamentary Democracy in Crisis’, University of British Columbia Law Review, 2010, vol. 43, pp. 269-279

‘Unlucky Section 13: Sexual Activity Between Children and the Sexual Offences Act 2003’, King’s Law Journal, 2009, vol. 21, pp. 327-339

Teaching & Supervision

I’ve taught courses in Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Constitutional Theory, Human Rights Law, Jurisprudence, Justice, Mercy, and Precedent & Analogy. If you want to see any of my reading lists, feel free to email me. 

I welcome enquiries from potential research students in any of the areas I work in.