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Principles of Tort Law

About the author

Rachael Mulheron is a professor at the Department of Law, Queen Mary University of London, where she has taught since 2004. Her principal fields of academic research concern tort law, and class actions jurisprudence.  She publishes regularly in both areas, and has frequently assisted various law reform commissions, government departments, and law firms, on tort-related and collective redress-related matters. Her publications have been judicially cited in several jurisdictions, including Australia, Canada, England and Wales, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, and South Africa. 

Rachael also undertakes extensive law reform work.  In 2009, she was appointed as a member of the Civil Justice Council of England and Wales (CJC), the jurisdiction's law reform civil justice body, and in April 2015, was re-appointed by the Government for a third three-year term. In her capacity as CJC member, Rachael has been an active member of several CJC/Ministry of Justice working parties relating to collective actions, third party funding, and contingency fee law reform. In December 2014, she was appointed by Lord Dyson, Master of the Rolls and Chairman of the CJC, to chair a Working Party to make recommendations to the Government as to the redrafting of the legislation governing contingency fees. Subsequently in 2015, Rachael was appointed to chair the Civil Litigation Review Working Group, which will be tasked with advising the Government, the judiciary, and/or the Ministry of Justice, on various civil justice-related issues.

Prior to her academic career, Rachael practised as a litigation solicitor in Brisbane, Australia, both in general practice (as a trainee solicitor) and then predominantly in construction law disputes. 


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