Jeffrey Wale

Personal statement

Jeffrey joined Bath Spa University as a senior lecturer in law in July 2020. He is a tutor on the LLB programme and law pathways. His areas of expertise include: private law obligations; litigation; legal skills; legal theory; healthcare regulation and ethics.

Jeffrey has an extensive background in the law, entering legal practice in 1992 and subsequently qualifying as a Solicitor in England & Wales. He went onto become an equity partner in the national insurance risk and commercial law firm of Berrymans Lace Mawer (BLM), acting for insurers, professionals, public bodies and healthcare providers. His litigation practice covered a range of jurisdictions and occupational health, abuse and education related claims. His appellate court experience includes a successful claim in the European Court of Human Rights.

Jeffrey moved into academia in 2010, obtaining his Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy in 2013, and completing his doctorate in 2019. His interdisciplinary research concerns the regulation of reproductive healthcare, fertility and genetic data; and examines the intersect and connections between regulatory, ethical and practice norms.

Academic qualifications

  • PhD, Bournemouth University
  • FHEA, Higher Education Academy
  • PGCE, Bournemouth University
  • Solicitors' Final Examination, College of Law
  • LLB (Hons), University of Southampton

Professional memberships

  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England And Wales
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of the Society of Legal Scholars

Teaching subjects

  • The English Legal System with Legal Method
  • The Professional Lawyer - Part 1

 

Contact me about research related to:

  • Legal theory
  • Healthcare regulation and ethics
  • Legal obligations

Impact

Jeffrey's underpinning research explores challenges to the human reproductive paradigm and specifically, the disruptive effect of emergent genetic screening technology on existing regulatory frameworks.

His work with Professor Roger Brownsword on genetic screening has started to generate socio-political impact. For example, in March 2017, Brownsword and Wale (and representatives from the Nuffield Council of Bioethics) met with two Ministers of State for Health and Social Care to discuss the implementation of non-invasive prenatal testing in the NHS foetal anomaly screening programme.

Research Supervision

Jeffrey would be happy to supervise students interested in researching legal theory, legal obligations and healthcare regulation/ ethics.


Research and academic outputs

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Regulating decision-making in multiple pregnancy: an inquiry into the practice of fetal reduction
book

Wale, J (2021) Regulating decision-making in multiple pregnancy: an inquiry into the practice of fetal reduction. Cambridge Scholars, Newcastle upon Tyne. (Forthcoming)


Regulating in the global village: the case of non-invasive pre-natal tests
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Brownsword, R and Wale, J (2018) 'Regulating in the global village: the case of non-invasive pre-natal tests.' In: Symeonidou-Kastanidou, E, Kipouridou, K, Milapidou, M and Vasileiou, M, eds. Medicine, law and the internet. Nomiki Bibliothiki S. A., Athens, Greece. ISBN 9789606224515


The development of non-invasive prenatal testing: some legal and ethical questions
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Brownsword, R and Wale, J (2016) 'The development of non-invasive prenatal testing: some legal and ethical questions.' In: Hruschka, J and Joerden, J.C, eds. Jahrbuch für Recht und Ethik = Annual Review of Law and Ethics. Duncker and Humblot, Berlin, pp. 31-48. ISBN 9783428150557


Compromise medicalisation
book_section

Brownsword, R and Wale, J (2015) 'Compromise medicalisation.' In: Stanton, C, Devaney, S, Farrell, A-M and Mullock, A, eds. Pioneering healthcare law: essays in honour of Margaret Brazier. Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 292-304. ISBN 9781138861091


Occupational health & diseases
book_section

Wale, J, Bruffell, M and Neild, P (2002) 'Occupational health & diseases.' In: Bateman, M, ed. Tolley's health and safety at work handbook. 14th ed. Tolleys, St. Ives.


A constructivist vision of the first-trimester abortion experience
article

Rowlands, S and Wale, J (2020) 'A constructivist vision of the first-trimester abortion experience.' Health and Human Rights Journal, 22 (1). pp. 237-250. ISSN 2150-4113


The ethics of state-sponsored and clinical promotion of long-acting reversible contraception
article

Wale, J and Rowlands, S (2020) 'The ethics of state-sponsored and clinical promotion of long-acting reversible contraception.' BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health. ISSN 2515-1991


Incentivised sterilisation: lessons from India and for the future
article

Wale, J and Rowlands, S (2020) 'Incentivised sterilisation: lessons from India and for the future.' The European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care. ISSN 1362-5187


Regulating disruptive technology and informational interests in the arena of reproductive tests
article

Wale, J (2019) 'Regulating disruptive technology and informational interests in the arena of reproductive tests.' Journal of Information Rights, Policy and Practice, 3 (1). ISSN 2398-5437


Sterilisations at delivery or after childbirth: addressing continuing abuses in the consent process
article

Rowlands, S and Wale, J (2019) 'Sterilisations at delivery or after childbirth: addressing continuing abuses in the consent process.' Global Public Health, 14 (8). pp. 1153-1166. ISSN 1744-1692


Testing times ahead: non-invasive prenatal testing and the kind of community we want to be
article

Brownsword, R and Wale, J (2018) 'Testing times ahead: non-invasive prenatal testing and the kind of community we want to be.' Modern Law Review, 81 (4). pp. 646-672. ISSN 0026-7961


Screening human life - the legal and ethical implications of non-invasive prenatal testing
article

Wale, J (2018) 'Screening human life - the legal and ethical implications of non-invasive prenatal testing.' AMPS Proceedings Journal Series, 11. pp. 20-28. ISSN 2398-9467


The right to know and the right not to know revisited
article

Brownsword, R and Wale, J (2017) 'The right to know and the right not to know revisited.' Asian Bioethics Review, 9 (1-2). pp. 3-18. ISSN 1793-8759


Don’t forget the legal framework: the public provision of non-invasive prenatal testing in England and Wales
article

Wale, J (2015) 'Don’t forget the legal framework: the public provision of non-invasive prenatal testing in England and Wales.' Medical Law International, 15 (4). pp. 203-215. ISSN 0968-5332


Regulating medical decision-making: a qualitative study of fetal reduction in multiple pregnancy
thesis

Wale, J (2019) Regulating medical decision-making: a qualitative study of fetal reduction in multiple pregnancy. PhD thesis, Bournemouth University.


Commentary: Greater Glasgow Health Board v Doogan & Another [2014] UKSC 68
other

Wale, J (2015) Commentary: Greater Glasgow Health Board v Doogan & Another [2014] UKSC 68. UK Health Care Law.


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