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MARK FREEDLAND
Honorary Professor

Profile
Mark Freedland FBA joined the UCL Faculty of Laws as an Honorary Professor in 2012. Mark Freedland was first initiated to labour law (or ‘Industrial Law’ as it was then called) as an undergraduate student of Professor Roger Rideout, here at UCL, in 1963-66. Following postgraduate studies at the University of Oxford (under the tutelage of Sir Otto Kahn-Freund) he went on to become a Professor in Employment Law at Oxford, and a leading authority in the fields of Labour Law and Public law, writing – among the other things - some of the academic publications that have literally shaped our understanding of labour law in general, and of the contract of employment in particular.

A founding member of the Industrial Law Society (and of its key publication, the Industrial Law Journal), an Emeritus Research Fellow at St John’s College, Oxford, and a Bencher of Grey’s Inn, Mark Freedland remains actively involved in a number of research projects, many of which are running under the auspices of the UCL Labour Rights Institute.

Research
Mark Freedland’s research interests combine the two fields of employment law and public law. On the employment law side, he is especially interested in all aspects of the law of the contract of employment, and in the law relating to employment and training policy. He has been engaged in producing studies for the European Commission on the scope of EU Equality Directives, and for the International Labour Organisation on the scope of employment protection legislation. On the public law side, his work concentrates on the law relating to public services.

Teaching
Employment Law LLB

Publications
Journal Articles
2012
M R Freedland, 'Employment equality and personal work relations – a critique of Jivraj v Hashwani' (2012) 56 Industrial Law Journal
2006
M R Freedland, 'From the Contract of Employment to the Personal Work Nexus' (2006) 35(1) Industrial Law Journal 1

Books
2011
M R Freedland and N Kountouris, The Legal Construction of Personal Work Relations (OUP 2011)
2007
M R Freedland, P Craig, C Jacqueson and N Kountouris, Public Employment Services in European Law (OUP 2007)
M R Freedland and PL Davies, Towards a Flexible Labour Market – Labour Legislation and Regulation since the 1990s (OUP 2007)
2004
M R Freedland, S Sciarra and P Davies, Employment Policy and the Regulation of Part-Time Work in the European Union: A Comparative Analysis (CUP 2004)
2003
M R Freedland, The Personal Employment Contract (OUP 2003)
M R Freedland, The Public Law/Private Law Divide -- Une entente assez cordiale? (Hart Publishing 2003)
2000
M R Freedland, S Fredman and C McCrudden, An EU Charter of Fundamental Rights (Sweet and Maxwell 2000)
1993
M R Freedland and PL Davies, Labour Legislation and Public Policy: a Contemporary History (Clarendon Law Series, Oxford 1993)
M R Freedland, Le cadre juridique des relations du travail et de la protection sociale en Grande Bretagne (Collection Jupiter, Paris 1993)
1984
M R Freedland and PL Davies, Labour Law - Text and Materials (1979) 2nd edition (Weidenfelds 1984)
1983
M R Freedland and PL Davies, Kahn-Freund's Labour and the Law (3rd edition) (Sweet and Maxwell 1983)
1982
M R Freedland and PL Davies, Transfer of Employment (Sweet and Maxwell 1982)
1976
M R Freedland, The Contract of Employment (Clarendon Press, Oxford 1976)
1972
M R Freedland, Attachment of Earnings (Jordans, London 1972)

Chapters
2011
M R Freedland, 'The Legal Characterization of Personal Work Relations and the Idea of Labour Law' in Davidov and Langille (eds), Idea of Labour Law (OUP 2011)
2008
M R Freedland, 'Employment Law' in Bell, Boyron and Whittaker (eds), Principles of French Law (OUP 2008)
2006
M R Freedland, 'The Evolving Approach to the Public/Private Distinction in English Law' in M.R. Freedland and J.-B. Auby (eds), The Public-Private Divide – Une Entente Assez Cordiale? (Hart Publishing 2006)
2004
M R Freedland, 'Otto Kahn-Freund (1900-1979)' in J Beatson and R Zimmermann (eds), Jurists Uprooted (Oxford University Press 2004)
M R Freedland and C Kilpatrick, 'The United Kingdom; how is EU governance transformative?' in Comparative Analysis of Employment Policy and the Regulation of Part-time Work in the European Union (Cambridge University Press 2004)
2002
M R Freedland, 'Jus Cogens, Jus Dispositivum, and the Law of Personal Work Contracts' in Themes in Comparative Law in Honour of Bernard Rudden (Oxford 2002)