Jonathan Herring

Jonathan Herring Professor

Jonathan Herring has written on criminal, family and medical law. He focuses on how the law interacts with the important things in life: not money, companies or insurance; but love, friendship and intimacy. In his work he seeks to develop ways in which the law can recognise and value the goods in activities such as carework and sex, while protecting people from the harms that so often result.

Criminal Law

Jonathan Herring has written two best-selling textbooks on criminal law. He has researched the law on sexual offences, crimes against corpses and failures of parents to protect children from death.

Elder Law

Jonathan Herring has written a leading monograph on the law’s treatment of older people. He has also published on legal issues surrounding dementia.

Family Law

Jonathan Herring has written a popular textbook in this subject and has edited several books on theoretical issues in family law. He has examined the way the law balances the interests and rights of children and parents. He has also analysed legal disputes over contact between children and parents and issues surrounding children's rights. He is a member of the editorial board for the Family Court Reports and is an editor for the Child and Family Law Quarterly.

Medical Law

Jonathan Herring has written a leading textbook on this subject. He has written on the regulation of pregnancy and enforced medical treatment. He has also co-authored with Dr P-L Chau a series of papers on the medical and legal definition of sex, with particular consideration of intersex people and issues surrounding human cloning. He has also written on the ownership of body parts and bodily fluids, as part of a project for the Cambridge Socio-Legal Group.

He is currently working on legal issues surrounding carers.

Products by Author

Child and Family Law Quarterly

Family Law

Child and Family Law Quarterly

"The final professional word for the practitioner in family and child law" Phillip Taylor MBE...

Available in Family Law Online

Articles by Author

Safeguarding children and adults: much of a muchness? A Local Authority v A and B [2010] EWHC 978 (Fam) [2011] CFLQ 528 18 JUN 2012

Safeguarding children and adults: much of a muchness? A Local Authority v A and B [2010] EWHC 978 (Fam) [2011] CFLQ 528

This commentary explores A Local Authority v A and B [2010] EWHC 978 (Fam), [2010]...

The Human Rights Act and the welfare principle in family law – conflicting or complementary? [1999] CFLQ 223 30 SEP 2011

The Human Rights Act and the welfare principle in family law – conflicting or complementary? [1999] CFLQ 223

 

The Queen on the application of Quintavalle v the Secretary of State for Health - Are cloned embryos embryos? [2002] CFLQ 315 28 SEP 2011

The Queen on the application of Quintavalle v the Secretary of State for Health - Are cloned embryos embryos? [2002] CFLQ 315

This commentary discusses the Court of Appeal's decision that a 'cloned embryo' was an embryo...

Protecting vulnerable adults: a critical review of recent case law [2009] CFLQ 498 26 SEP 2011

Protecting vulnerable adults: a critical review of recent case law [2009] CFLQ 498

This commentary examines some of the recent case law on the removal of vulnerable adults from...

Losing it? Losing what? The law and dementia [2009] CFLQ 3 26 SEP 2011

Losing it? Losing what? The law and dementia [2009] CFLQ 3

This article considers the legal treatment of those suffering from dementia. In particular it...

Relocating relocation [2006] CFLQ 517 20 SEP 2011

Relocating relocation [2006] CFLQ 517

This article considers the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 in cases where a parent wishes...