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Gillian Morris joined the Faculty of Laws as an Honorary Professor in September 2013. Professor Morris has specialised in employment law since obtaining her PhD from the University of Cambridge in 1978. She held a number of full-time academic posts, most recently as Professor of Law at Brunel University, before deciding in 2003 to pursue additional opportunities in the fields of employment law and industrial relations in which she has performed several high profile roles.
Professor Morris is the author or co-author of several books, including Labour Law (6th edn, 2012), and numerous articles in leading journals including the Industrial Law Journal, Public Law, Law Quarterly Review, and Oxford Journal of Legal Studies. She is a member of the editorial board of the Industrial Law Journal and of Public Law. She is a barrister at Matrix Chambers; Deputy Chairman of the Central Arbitration Committee; Deputy Chair of the Police Negotiating Board and Police Advisory Board for England and Wales; a member of the Acas Panel of Arbitrators; and a former Chair of the NHS Pay Review Body. Professor Morris has acted as a Labour Law Expert for the International Labour Organisation and as an expert adviser to the European Commission.
Professor Morris’ research interests cover all areas of employment law, although she has specialised for much of her career in collective labour law and public employment law.
Labour Law (with Simon Deakin), Butterworths, 1st edn. 1995, 2nd ed., 1998, 3rd edition, 2001, 1081 pp (Butterworths); 4th edn., 2005, 1177 pp, 5th edn., 2009, 1094 pp, 6th edn 2012, 1264 pp (Hart Publishing).
Collective Labour Law (with Timothy J. Archer). Hart Publishing, 2000, 625 pp
Trade Unions, Employers and the Law (with Timothy J. Archer). 1st edn Blackwell, 1992; 2nd edn Butterworths 1993, 334 pp.
The State as Employer: Labour Law in the Public Services (with Sandra Fredman), Mansell, 1989, 510 pp.
- Strikes in Essential Services, Mansell, 1986, 221 pp.
Chapters in Books
- ‘Essential Services, the Law and the Community' in Labour Law and the Community ed. Lord Wedderburn of Charlton and W.T. Murphy, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 1982.
- ‘Emergencies and Essential Supplies' in Labour Law in Britain, ed Roy Lewis, Blackwell, 1986.
- ‘The Right to Organise in British Law' in Comparative Labour Law: Anglo-Soviet Perspectives ed. W.E. Butler, B.A. Hepple and Alan C. Neal, Gower, 1987.
- ‘Freedom of Association and the Interests of the State' in Human Rights and Labour Law ed K.D. Ewing, C.A. Gearty and B.A. Hepple, Mansell, 1994.
- ‘Strikes in Essential Services: The English Experience' in Greves et services essentiels, ed Jean Bernier, Les Presses de l'universite Laval, 1994.
- Material on public sector employment and judicial review incorporated in Judicial Review of Administrative Action, de Smith, Woolf and Jowell, 1995; supplement 1998.
- ‘Political Activities of Public Servants and Freedom of Expression' in Importing the First
Amendment, ed Ian Loveland, Hart Publishing, 1998.
- ‘The Changing Nature of the Employment Relationship’ in The Role of Private Employment Agencies in Modern Market Economies, ed Roger Blanpain, Kluwer, 1998
- ‘Labour Law’ (with Keith Ewing) in Law’s Future(s), ed David Hayton, Hart Publishing, 2000.
- ‘The Right to Strike and Lock-Out’ in The Council of Europe and the Social Challenges of the XX1st Century ed Roger Blanpain, Kluwer, 2001.
- ‘The Use of E-Mail and the Internet at Work in English Law’ in Online Rights of Employees, ed Roger Blanpain, Kluwer, 2002.
- ‘United Kingdom’ in Employment Privacy Law in the European Union: Surveillance and Monitoring ed Frank Hendrickx, Intersentia, 2002.
- ‘The Future of the Public/Private Labour Law Divide’ in The Future of Labour Law: Liber Amicorum Sir Bob Hepple QC, ed. Catherine Barnard, Simon Deakin and Gillian S. Morris, Hart Publishing, 2004.
- ‘England’ in Temporary Agency Work and the Information Society ed Roger Blanpain and Ronnie Graham, Kluwer, 2004.
- ‘Employee Involvement in British Law’ in Employee Involvement in a Globalizing World: Liber Amicorum Manfred Weiss, edited A. Holand, C Hohmann-Dennhardt, M. Schmidt and A. Seifert, Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag, 2005.
- ‘The Central Arbitration Committee’ (with Simon Gouldstone) in The Changing Institutional Face of British Employment Relations ed Linda Dickens and Alan C Neal, Kluwer, 2006.
- ‘Trade Union Rights at the Workplace in Britain (with Bob Hepple) in Trade Union Rights at the Workplace ed Thomas Klebe, Marlene Schmidt and Bernd Waas, Kluwer, 2012.
- ‘The Development of Statutory Employment Rights in Britain and Enforcement Mechanisms’ in Making Employment Rights Effective ed Linda Dickens, Hart Publishing, 2012.
- ‘The Emergency Powers Act 1920'  Public Law 317-52
- ‘The Police and Industrial Emergencies' (1980) 9 Industrial Law Journal 1-12
- ‘The Regulation of Industrial Action in Essential Services' (1983) 12 Industrial Law Journal 69-83
- ‘The Law Commission: Criminal Law: Offences Relating to Public Order' (1984) 47 Modern Law Review 324-33
- ‘Approaches to Industrial Action in the National Health Service' (with Stephen Rydzkowski, research assistant), (1984) 13 Industrial Law Journal 153-64
- ‘Industrial Action in Public Enterprises: The Legal Issues' (1985) Public Administration 227-35
- ‘The Ban on Trade Unions at Government Communications Headquarters'  Public Law 177-86
- ‘The Teachers' Lesson: Collective Bargaining and the Courts' (with Sandra Fredman) (1987) 16 Industrial Law Journal 215-26
- ‘Civil Servants: A Contract of Employment?' (with Sandra Fredman)  Public Law 58-77
- ‘Free Movement and the Public Sector' (1990) 19 Industrial Law Journal 20-8 (with Sandra Fredman and Jon Hayes. I am the first author of this article)
- ‘Libre circulation et secteur public' (1990) Travail et Emploi No. 44, 5107 (with Sandra Fredman and John Hayes. I am the first author of this article).
- ‘The State as Employer: Is it Unique?’ (with Sandra Fredman) (1990) 19 Industrial Law Journal 142-153.
- ‘Public or Private: State Employees and Judicial Review’ (with Sandra Fredman) (1991) 107 Law Quarterly Review 298-316.
- ‘Industrial Action in Essential Services: The New Law' (1991) 20 Industrial Law Journal 89-101
- ‘The Employment Act 1990' (1991) Journal of Business Law 426-446
- ‘Judicial Review and Civil Servants: Contracts of Employment Declared to Exist' (with Sandra Fredman)  Public Law 485-90
- ‘Industrial Action in Essential Services: Restriction Through the Backdoor' 2 Human Resouces Management Journal Vol. 2, 1991-2, 63-73
- ‘Is there a Public/Private Labor Law Divide?' (with Sandra Fredman: I am the first author of this work) Comparative Labor Law Journal Vol. 14, No. 2, winter 1993, 115-137
- ‘Industrial Action: Public and Private Interests' (1993) Industrial Law Journal 194-210
- ‘The Costs of Exclusivity: Public and Private Re-Examined (with Sandra Fredman)  Public Law 69-85
- ‘Employment in the Prison Service: whither public service regulation?'  Public Law 535-39
- ‘The New Legal Regime for Prison Officers' (1994) 23 Industrial Law Journal 326-331.
- ‘Changes in Public Employment and the Provision of Public Services: The Implications for Labour Law' (1995) 26 Industrial Relations Journal 230-237.
- ‘Local Government Workers and Rights of Political Participation: Time for a Change'  Public Law, 25-33.
- ‘The Human Rights Act and the Public/Private Divide in Employment Law' (1998) 27 Industrial Law Journal 293-308.
- ‘Fragmenting the State: Implications for Accountability for Employment Practices in Public Services'  Public Law 64-83.
- ‘The Political Activities of Local Government Workers and the European Convention on Human Rights'  Public Law 211-218.
- ‘The European Convention on Human Rights and Employment: To Which Acts Does it Apply?’ (1999) European Human Rights Law Review 496-511.
- ‘Employment in Public Services: the Case for Special Treatment’ (2000) 20 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 167-183.
- ‘Fundamental Rights: Exclusion by Agreement?’ (2001) 30 Industrial Law Journal 33-55.
- ‘The Employment Relations Act 1999 and Collective Labour Standards’ (2001) 17 International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations 63-77.
- ‘Public Employment and the Human Rights Act’  Public Law 442-449.
- ‘The Employment Act 2002 and the Crisis of Individual Employment Rights’ (with Bob Hepple QC) (2002) 31 Industrial Law Journal 245-269.
- ‘Extending the Police Family: Issues and Anomalies’  Public Law 670-677
- ‘Britain’s New Statutory Procedures: Routes to Resolution or Barriers to Justice?’ Comparative Labor Law and Policy Journal Vol 25 No 4, Summer 2004, 477-486.
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