James Hand is a legal academic at the School of Law, Faculty of Business and Law, University of Portsmouth
. His interests are predominantly related to discrimination law, but other research interests include constitutional reform (particularly reform of the House of Lords on which he has published a several pieces) and aspects of tort law (his article on the compensation culture
has been cited in a number of journal articles and textbooks as well as in the Hamlyn Law Lectures (2010) and the Master of the Rolls’s Holdsworth Lecture (2012)).
SLSA Blog post: REF2028 – the emerging rules and Law UoAs http://slsablog.co.uk/blog/blog-posts/ref2028-the-emerging-rules-and-law-uoas/
Equal Pay and the Equality Act 2010: An Accidental Paradox in Need of Change? (with Victoria Hooton) Liverpool Law Rev
(2023) (online first).
UK Labour Law Blog Post: Liability for harassment by third parties in the Equality Act 2010 (13 April 2023) https://uklabourlawblog.com/2023/04/13/liability-for-harassment-by-third-parties-in-the-equality-act-2010-james-hand/
The Attorney-General, politics and logistics – a fork in the road? (2022) Legal Studies,
42(3) 425-455 doi:10.1017/lst.2021.55 https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/legal-studies/article/attorneygeneral-politics-and-logistics-a-fork-in-the-road/6BF022913D569B6F8F4183D584DB3821
SLSA Blog post (with Charlotte Harrison): Diversity in the legal profession: Another landmark reached but still a long way to go (13 April 2021) http://slsablog.co.uk/blog/blog-posts/diversity-in-the-legal-profession-another-landmark-reached-but-still-a-long-way-to-go/
UKCLA Blog post: Ministerial Maternity Leave https://ukconstitutionallaw.org/2021/03/01/james-hand-ministerial-maternity-leave/
SLSA Blog post: Gender Diversity and Doctorates (14 April 2020) http://slsablog.co.uk/blog/blog-posts/gender-diversity-and-doctorates/
Snapshots on diversity in the legal academy (with Charlotte Harrison) (2019) 25(2) EJoCLI
SLSA Blog post: The REF 2021 Final Guidance on Submissions – perversity and (in)equality (22 Feb 2019) http://slsablog.co.uk/blog/blog-posts/the-ref-2021-final-guidance-on-submissions-perversity-and-inequality/
WonkHE blog post: External appointments and passport paperchases (16 Aug 2018) https://wonkhe.com/blogs/external-appointments-and-passport-paperchases/
Comment: Equality Mis-steps in the Stern Review and the Proposals for the Second Research Excellence Framework
(2017) 23 EJoCLI No 2
WonkHE blog post: Equality and the REF 2021 consultation (8 Sept 2017) http://wonkhe.com/blogs/equality-and-the-ref/
SLSA Blog post: Chief Executive Pay, Gender, Statistics and a note of warning (8 Aug 2017) http://slsablog.co.uk/blog/blog-posts/chief-executive-pay-gender-statistics-and-a-note-of-warning/
Crumbling, creeping or enduring – the foundations of legal knowledge at a time of training reform (with Claire Sparrow) Amicus Curiae 104 (p.10-12)
The British Equality Act 2010 and the foundations of legal knowledge (with Bernard Davis & Charles Barker) (2015) Commonwealth Law Bulletin. 41, 1, p. 3-28
The Conversation.com: With a little more work the House of Lords could be a democratic institution (with Donal Coffey) https://theconversation.com/with-a-little-more-work-the-house-of-lords-could-be-a-democratic-institution-27489
The curious case of marriage/civil partnership discrimination in Britain (2012) International Journal of Discrimination and the Law 12, 3, p. 166-178
The compensation culture: cliché or cause for concern? (2010) Journal of Law and Society 37, 4, p. 569-591
House of Lords reform: many anniversaries and a false dichotomy?
 Web Journal of Current Legal Issues 4 (11pp).
Lists of publications are available at https://researchportal.port.ac.uk/portal/en/persons/james-hand(1096f75a-2240-4d77-a865-3babe14981ad)/publications.html
and at https://port.academia.edu/JamesHand