Dr Jaime Lindsey
- Tort Law
- Medical Law
Research centres and groups
- Law, Justice and Society
Dr Jaime Lindsey joined the University of Reading in April 2023, having previously worked at the University of Essex as a lecturer and then senior lecturer. She researches and teaches in the areas of healthcare law, dispute resolution and family law, taking a particular interest in socio-legal approaches to understanding law. Jaime’s primary research interests at present are in mental capacity law, mediation, adult and child safeguarding, voice and participation in justice processes.
Jaime is the holder of an ESRC New Investigator grant for her research on ‘mediation of medical treatment disputes: a therapeutic justice model’. The project, which runs until October 2024, uses theoretical, doctrinal and empirical methods to analyse mediation’s potential to resolve disputes about the provision of health and care treatment to adults and children. She has also received funding from the SLSA for research on mediation in the Court of Protection and ESRC Impact Acceleration Account funding for research on improving participation in Court of Protection proceedings, securing the voice of the child in private family disputes, and, proportionality in health and social care decision-making. In 2022 Jaime completed an invited and independent evaluation of the use of mediation in the Court of Protection, based on a practitioner led mediation pilot scheme launched in 2019.
Jaime has published in a wide range of leading journals including Social and Legal Studies, Journal of Law and Society, Medical Law Review, Feminist Legal Studies and Child and Family Law Quarterly. Her first monograph, Reimagining the Court of Protection: Access to Justice in Mental Capacity Law (CUP 2022) was awarded the Hart-SLSA book prize for early career academics 2023. She has a co-edited book out in May 2023 titled Grandparents and the Law: Rights and Relationships (Hart 2023). She was previously awarded Outstanding Early Career Researcher at the University of Essex. Jaime is also an Academic Fellow of the Middle Temple.
Jaime welcomes approaches from potential PhD students in areas relevant to her expertise, including mental capacity law, adult and child safeguarding, healthcare law, dispute resolution and access to justice. She particularly encourages those interested in using empirical socio-legal methods to get in touch to discuss their proposal.
PhD (University of Birmingham), LPC (BPP University), MA Medical Ethics and Law (King’s College London), LLB Law (UCL), solicitor (non-practising)
- Lindsey, J. ORCID: 0000-0002-6271-483X , Doyle, M. , Wazynska-Finck, K. (2023) Navigating conflict: the role of mediation in healthcare disputes. Clinical Ethics pp 0. ISSN: 1758-101X | doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/14777509231196699
- Lindsey, J. (2023) Section 48 orders in the Court of Protection: undermining autonomy or an honest account of interim judging?. Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law pp 4. ISSN: 1469-9621 | doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09649069.2023.2243152
- Lindsey, J. (2023) Best interests and relationality in reproductive healthcare. In: Davey, S. and Lindsey, J. , (eds.) Grandparents and the Law: Rights and Relationships. Bloomsbury Publishing , London. ISBN: 9781509953417
- Lindsey, J. (2023) Setting a research agenda for mental capacity law: Mary Donnelly’s healthcare decision-making and the law. In: Fovargue, S. and Purshouse, C. , (eds.) Leading Works in Health Law and Ethics. Analysing Leading Works in Law Routledge , London. ISBN: 9780367704858
- Davey, S. and Lindsey, J. , eds. (2023) Grandparents and the law: rights and relationships. Bloomsbury Publishing pp 256. (In Press) ISBN: 9781509953431
- Lindsey, J. and Loomes-Quinn, G. (2022) An evaluation of mediation in the Court of Protection. University of Essex
- Lindsey, J. (2022) Law's legitimacy and social work support in safeguarding adults at risk of abuse. In: Donnelly, M. , Harding, R. , Tascioglu, E. , (eds.) Supporting Legal Capacity in Socio-Legal Context. Oñati International Series in Law and Society Bloomsbury Publishing , London. pp. 255-272. ISBN: 9781509940349 | doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781509940370.ch-014
- Lindsey, J. (2022) Reimagining the court of protection: access to justice in mental capacity law. Cambridge University Press pp 212. ISBN: 9781108834421
- Lindsey, J. (2021) Protecting disabled adults from abusive family relationships: Mental capacity, autonomy and vulnerability. In: Clough, B. and Herring, J. , (eds.) Disability, Care and Family Law. Routledge , London. ISBN: 9780429328015 | doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780429328015-13
- Lindsey, J. and O'Reardon, M. (2021) Social work expertise, best interests and the Court of Protection. The Journal of Adult Protection , 23 (6). pp. 397-406. ISSN: 2042-8669 | doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JAP-06-2021-0020
- Lindsey, J. and Harding, R. (2021) Capabilities, capacity, and consent: sexual intimacy in the Court of Protection. Journal of Law and Society , 48 (1). pp. 60-83. ISSN: 1467-6478 | doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jols.12278
- Lindsey, J. (2020) Protecting vulnerable adults from abuse: under-protection and over-protection in adult safeguarding and mental capacity law. Child and Family Law Quarterly , 32 (2). pp. 157-175. ISSN: 1358-8184
- Lindsey, J. (2019) Testimonial injustice and vulnerability: a qualitative analysis of participation in the Court of Protection. Social and Legal Studies , 28 (4). pp. 450-469. ISSN: 0964-6639 | doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0964663918793169
- Lindsey, J. (2019) Competing professional knowledge claims about mental capacity in the Court of Protection. Medical Law Review , 28 (1). pp. 1-29. ISSN: 0967-0742 | doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/medlaw/fwz001
- Lindsey, J. (2018) Psychiatric injury claims and pregnancy: RE (a minor) and others v Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust  EWHC 824. Medical Law Review , 26 (1). pp. 117-124. ISSN: 0967-0742 | doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/medlaw/fwx041
- Fox, M. and Lindsey, J. (2018) Health law, medicine and ethics. In: Auchmuty, R. , (eds.) Great Debates in Gender and Law. Great Debates in Law Bloomsbury Publishing ISBN: 9781137610997
- Lindsey, J. (2016) Streamlining the approach to depriving a person of their liberty: the Re X litigation. Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law , 38 (1). pp. 79-82. ISSN: 1469-9621
- Lindsey, J. (2016) Developing vulnerability: a situational response to the abuse of women with mental disabilities. Feminist Legal Studies , 24 (3). pp. 295-314. ISSN: 0966-3622 | doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10691-016-9330-z