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Dr Jaime Lindsey

Associate Professor of Law


  • Tort Law
  • Medical Law

Research centres and groups


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. 

Academic qualifications

PhD (University of Birmingham), LPC (BPP University), MA Medical Ethics and Law (King’s College London), LLB Law (UCL), solicitor (non-practising)


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