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Dr Daniel Newman

Dr Daniel Newman

Senior Lecturer in Law

School of Law and Politics

+44 (0)29 2087 4049
1.11, Law Building, Museum Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3AX
Media commentator


I am a Senior Lecturer at Cardiff and have been at the School of Law and Politics since 2015.

I am currently co-leader of the undergraduate module Global Problems and Legal Theory, and the postgraduate module, Themes in Socio-Legal Studies. I supervise 5 PhD students, looking at technology and the legal profession, criminal justice in England and Wales and Germany, child labour, access to justice in Wales, and sustainable transport in Ethiopia. I am happy to supervise postgraduate students working on access to justice, criminal justice or other socio-legal projects.

My research focuses on access to justice. My projects have included looking at the impact of austerity on the advice sector, exploring how criminal legal aid cuts effect the lawyer-client relationship under criminal legal aid and considering how rural areas are damaged by reduced spending on justice. I have published in a range of generalist and specialist journals such as Legal Studies and the International Journal of the Legal Profession. My research has been cited in the House of Commons and in the Commission on Justice in Wales.

In 2013, my first book was published by Hart, Legal Aid Lawyers and the Quest for Justice. 2021 will see the release of further books, one published by Bristol University Press called Justice in a Time of Austerity (with Jon Robins), another published by Edward Elgar called Sustainable Consumption, Production and Supply Chain Management (with Paul Nieuwenhuis and Anne Touboulic). In 2021, Routledge will publish my edited collection with Faith Gordon, titled Leading Works in Law and Social Justice. I am currently working on a book about criminal justice in Wales with Roxanna Dehaghani for Bristol University Press.

I have made many media appearances to comment on the justice system and other legal issues on both television and radio, including BBC and ITV. I have been quoted in a range of UK newspapers such as the Guardian, Times and Independent as well as specialist law and justice magazines and websites. I am happy to provide media commentary on access to justice matters, especially related to austerity and the impact of cuts.













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