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Jennifer McCloy

Jennifer McCloy
Contact Details
Jennifer McCloy

Senior Lecturer

Leeds Law School

0113 81 26419 J.McCloy@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

About Jennifer McCloy

Jennifer trained as a solicitor at global law firm DLA Piper where she first became interested in health care. Once qualified, she worked at two national law firms which represent the NHS. Her work included clinical negligence defence, advising on mental health and mental capacity issues, regulatory issues and healthcare law practice and procedure. She has a particular interest in mental health law and is currently researching human rights issues around the Mental Capacity Act in the UK for a PhD.

Jennifer is the course leader for our PGDL and LLM Qualifying Law Degree and teaches medical law, mental health law, contract and tort law and vocational subjects to undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Current Teaching

  • LLB:
    • Medical Law
    • Mental Health Law
    • Contract Law
    • Tort Law
  • PGDL:
    • Tort
    • Law Institutions and Skills
  • LPC:
    • Mental Health Law
    • Practical Legal Research

Research Interests

Jennifer is currently researching the law surrounding the Mental Capacity Act, designed to protect individuals who may lack mental capacity to make decisions about their care and treatment. She is looking into the human rights and disability rights’ issues around best interests decision making under the Act. The findings of the research will impact on individuals affected by the Mental Capacity Act, social workers, health care professionals and lawyers.

Selected Publications

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