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Zach Leggett


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Senior Lecturer in Law

I am a Senior Lecturer in criminal law, criminal justice and equity and trusts.

Teaching and supervision

I teach on LLM Law, LLB Law and I am a firm supervisor in the Sunderland Student Law Clinic. I am the Module Leader for:

  • Criminal Law (LLB, Stage 1)
  • Crime, Justice and Society (LLB, Stage 3)
  • Equity and Trusts (LLB, Stage 3)
  • Criminal Justice (LLM)
  • Legal Research Project (LLM)
  • Dissertation (LLM)

Research interests for potential research students

My research is based on criminal law, criminal justice and feminist legal theory with particular focus on the regulation of sex work. I also supervise research in a wide range of criminal law topics such as:

  • Sexual offences
  • Sexual violence
  • Offences against the person
  • Trafficking, coercion and control
  • Homicide
  • Property offences
  • Defences to crime

Research

My research is on the regulation of sex work with particular focus on the impact of sex purchase bans on sex workers in Northern Ireland and Ireland.

I am working towards my PhD under the supervision of Laura Graham and Adam Jackson at Northumbria University.

Publications

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Number of items: 13.

Article

Leggett, Zach (2022) One step forward, two steps back: The Court of Appeal for Ontario clarifies Canada’s sex work laws but ultimately delivers a blow in attempts to challenge the constitutional validity of Canada’s ‘end demand’ model. R v NS, 2022 ONCA 160. The Journal of Criminal Law, 86 (4). ISSN 1740-5580 (In Press)

Leggett, Zach (2022) Things that go "Boom!"... or not? Defining explosive substances and pyrotechnic effects in under the Explosive Substances Act 1883: R v Margelis [2021] EWCA Crim 1215. The Journal of Criminal Law, 86 (1). pp. 46-50. ISSN 0022-0183

Leggett, Zach (2020) The unconstitutional nature of the criminalisation of the purchase of sex in Canada - R v Anwar 2020 ONCJ 103 (Ontario). Journal of Criminal Law, 84 (3). pp. 266-270. ISSN 0022-0183

Leggett, Zach (2019) The new test for dishonesty in criminal law – lessons from the courts of equity? Journal of Criminal Law. ISSN 0022-0183

Leggett, Zach (2019) The test for "substantial injustice" after Jogee and Johnson. Journal of Criminal Law, 83 (5). pp. 420-424.

Leggett, Zach (2019) Intending to assist in murder: when will the use of a deadly weapon constitute going beyond the confines of an agreed plan? R v Harper. Journal of Criminal Law, 83 (3). pp. 182-185. ISSN 00220183

Leggett, Zach (2018) When will the conduct of non-state actors give rise to entrapment? The Journal of Criminal Law, 82 (6). pp. 434-437. ISSN 0022-0183

Leggett, Zach (2018) Theft: appropriation through submitting false claims? Darroux v R. Journal of Criminal Law, 82 (4). pp. 287-291. ISSN 0022-0183

Leggett, Zach (2017) Now or never? How imminent must a fear of violence be for the purposes of s.4A of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997? R. v Qosja (Robert). Journal of Criminal Law, 81 (1). pp. 17-19. ISSN 0022-0183

Leggett, Zach (2016) The process for ABE interviews and Re W Applications in child sexual abuse cases. Journal of Criminal Law, 80 (5). pp. 285-290. ISSN 0022-0183

Leggett, Zach (2015) The exceptional case of the Watson direction. Journal of Criminal Law, 79 (2). pp. 85-87. ISSN 0022-0183

Leggett, Zach (2014) The effect of s.39 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 when a person attains the age of 18. Journal of Criminal Law, 78 (5). pp. 368-372. ISSN 0022-0183

Leggett, Zach (2014) Opening up the family courts in the name of public interest, but at what cost? Journal of Criminal Law, 78 (3). pp. 202-206. ISSN 0022-0183

This list was generated on Sat Dec 3 13:08:40 2022 GMT.
  • Legal regulation of sex work
  • Criminal law
  • Criminal justice
  • Trust law

Last updated 08 February 2021