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MA (Cantab.), BCL (Oxon.), FRSA, Barrister
I teach and research tort, contract, and commercial law. Within the law of tort I am particularly interested in vicarious liability, volunteers, comparative tort law, artificial intelligence and autonomous systems, and “tort reform”. I have published in the Cambridge Law Journal, Modern Law Review, Law Quarterly Review, Lloyd’s Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly, Legal Studies, the Journal of Professional Negligence, and the Torts Law Journal, amongst others. My academic work has been used in argument before the UK Supreme Court, cited with approval by the High Court of Australia, the Supreme Court of Ireland, and the Court of Appeal of England and Wales, and also by government bodies and reports in the UK and Australia, including the Law Commission. I am currently working on a number of funded projects including a European Research Council Horizon 2020 project on liability and regulatory issues for artificial intelligence.
I am Torts Subject Section Convenor for the Society of Legal Scholars, and also the Book Review and Review Article Editor of the Journal of Professional Negligence.
Prior to joining York I taught at Southampton, and Girton College, Cambridge. I have been the Robert S Campbell Visiting Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, a Visiting Fellow of St Catherine’s College, Oxford, a Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Hong Kong, a Visiting Scholar of St Edmund’s College, Cambridge, a Visitor at the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge, and the Cambridge Private Law Centre, a Visiting Scholar of St John’s College, Oxford, as well as a Visiting Researcher at Georgetown University Law Center.
I read law at Girton College, Cambridge, (Starred First and Top of Law Tripos Part IB), Christ Church, Oxford, (BCL (Distinction)), and the College of Law, (BVC (Outstanding)), winning 17 University, College, and Inn scholarships and prizes. I was called to the Bar by the Middle Temple (First in Seniority, Trinity 2007).
I am a Council Member of the Society of Legal Scholars, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. I am also a Barrister. I completed pupillage at Essex Court Chambers, (Commercial / Shipping / Civil Fraud / International Trade / Arbitration), where I mainly worked on large Commercial Court and Arbitral Tribunal cases, before moving to Crown Office Chambers, (Insurance / Personal Injury / Clinical Negligence / Construction), where I regularly appeared in trials and applications in the County Courts. I also appeared in the High Court, Companies Court, and in the Coroner’s Court. I have also been Judicial Assistant to Lord Judge, The Lord Chief Justice, and also to Lord Carnwath, Justice of the Supreme Court, (then Senior President of Tribunals).
An examination of the changing nature of occupation and non-economic actors, sited in the context of the policy and theory of tort and vicarious liability. This project has led to publications in the MLR, LMCLQ, NLJ, and CLJ, as well as conference papers at the SLS Conference and the First International Conference of the Famagusta Bar Association, Northern Cyprus. Two of my articles on vicarious liability have been cited in judgments by the Court of Appeal of England and Wales in the leading case of JGE v The Trustees of the Portsmouth Roman Catholic Diocesan Trust  EWCA Civ 938.
This is a historic and comparative study of the doctrine of Charitable Immunity in Tort in the Common Law.
For a full list of my publications and projects please visit my page on academia.edu at: http://york.academia.edu/PhillipMorgan