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Honorary Research Fellow

Professor Mark Hill

Email Address: mh@3pumpcourt.com

Qualifications: Bachelor of Laws (Upper Second Class Honours), Associateship of King’s College
King’s College, University of London (1986); Master of Laws (Canon Law), Cardiff Law School, University of Wales (1994)


Barrister in Chambers in the Middle Temple (since 1987)
Deputy Chancellor of the Diocese of Winchester (since 1994)
Chancellor of the Diocese of Chichester (since 1999)
Chancellor of the Diocese of Gibraltar in Europe (since 2004)
Recorder of the Crown Court assigned to the Midland Circuit (since 2005)

Visiting Fellow, Emmanuel College, Cambridge (since 1998)
Member of the Legal Advisory Commission of the General Synod of the Church of England (since 2001)
Editor, Ecclesiastical Law Journal (since 2002)
Fellow of the International Academy for the Freedom of Religion and Belief (since 2004)
Member of the European Consortium for Church and State Research (since 2004)

Interests: Theatre and travel


Ecclesiastical Law (Butterworths, London, 1995) Second edition (Oxford University Press, 2001) Third edition (Oxford University Press, 2007)
English Canon Law (University of Wales Press, Cardiff, 1998) Jointly edited with N Doe and R Ombres
Faithful Discipleship: Clergy Discipline in Anglican and Roman Catholic Canon Law (Centre for Law and Religion, Cardiff University, 2001) Editor
Religious Liberty and Human Rights (University of Wales Press, 2002) Editor

‘Gospel and Order’ (1997) 4 Ecc LJ 659
‘Professional Duties in the Instruction of Experts’ (1998) 148 NLJ 1096
‘Judicial Review of Ecclesiastical Courts’ in English Canon Law (above)
‘Losing One’s Faculties’ (1999) 5 Ecc LJ 164
‘The Fabric and Contents of Church Buildings in the Anglican Communion’ in J Fox (ed) Render Unto Caesar: Church Property in Roman Catholic and Anglican Canon Law (Rome, 2000)
‘The Impact for the Church of England of the Human Rights Act 1998’ (2000) 5 Ecc LJ 431
‘Freedom of Religion in the United Kingdom’ (2001) 13 Sri Lanka Journal of International Law 1
‘Church Autonomy in the United Kingdom’ in G Robbers (ed) Church Autonomy: A Comparative Study (Frankfurt an Main, 2001)
‘Heritage and Holiness: Preserving the Balance with Buildings of the Church of England’
in J Fox (ed) The Administration of Church Property (Pittsburg, 2001)
‘Judicial Approaches to Religious Disputes’ in R O’Dair and A Lewis (eds), Current Legal Issues IV: Law and Religion (Oxford, 2001)
‘A Sledgehammer for the Nut-Cases’ (2001) Church Times 19 October
‘Islam in the European Union’ (2002) 6 Ecc LJ 239
‘Legal Grounds for Anglican Unity’ (2002) Church Times 21 June
‘Religious Freedom has its Limits’ (2002) Church Times 6 December
‘Der Geist spendet Leben – Fragen zu den Beziehungen zwischen Gesellschaft, Staat und Kirche in der Europäischen Union’ in B Kämper and M Schlagheck (eds) Zwischen nationaler Identität und europäischer Harnonisierung (Berlin, 2002)
‘One Rule for the Superpower’ (2003) Church Times 28 March
‘The Working of the Eames Commission’ (2004) Church Times 20 February
‘Churches as Public Authorities’: a memorandum submitted by members of the Centre for Law and Religion, Cardiff Law School, to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights, The Meaning of Public Authority under the Human Rights Act (HL Paper 39, HC 382; February 2004)
‘Prohibiting Religious Advertising: A Critique of Murphy v Ireland’ in (2004) Austrian
Archive for Law & Religion 88
‘Freedom of Expression: Defining the Limits for Broadcasters’ (2004) 7 Ecc LJ 466
‘Charity Never Faileth’ (2004) Church Times 2 July
‘Isn’t Religion a Human Right?’ (2004) Church Times 16 July
‘The Enigma of English Establishment: Issues Facing States with Majority Religions’ (2004) Journal of the International Religious Liberty Association 70`
The permissible scope of legal limitations on the freedom of religion or belief in the United Kingdom`, 19.2 Emory International Law Review (2005) 1129
'Authority in the Church of England' in J Conn, N Doe & J Fox (eds), Initiation, Membership and Authority in Anglican and Roman Catholic Canon Law (Rome & Cardiff, 2005)
'Iglesia y Estado: Derechos y Obligaciones en una Constitución Emergente' in J Matínez-Torrón (ed), Estado y Religion en la Constitución Espanola y en la Constitución Europea (Granada, 2006)
'Sacramental Marriage or Civil Partnership: Law, Doctrine and Popular Culture in England' in S Ferrari (2006) 6 European Consortium for Church and State Research Newsletter 15
'The State and Religious Communities in the United Kingdom', in H Kobayashi (ed) Church and State Towards Protection for Freedom of Religion: International Conference on Comparative Constitutional Law 2005 (Tokyo 2006)
'Iglesia y Estado: Derechos y Obligaciones en una Constitución Emergente' in J Matínez-Torrón (ed) Estado y Religion en la Constitución Espanola y en la Constitución Europea (Granada, 2006)
'Muslim Dress in English Law: Lifting the Veil on Human Rights' (2006)Vol 1 Derecho y Religión 302 (with R Sandberg)
'Uncivil Partnership with the State' (2007) Church Times 2 February
'The Benefits and Burdens of a State Church: A Reflection on the Idiosyncracies of the United Kingdom', in Essays in Honour of Professor Hiroaki Kobayashi, (Tokyo, 2007 forthcoming)
'Is Nothing Sacred? Clashing Symbols in a Secular World' [2007] Public Law 488 (with R Sandberg)

Re Durrington Cemetery [2000] 3 WLR 1322; (2001) 6 Ecc LJ 80
Re St Nicholas, Arundel (2002) 6 Ecc LJ 290
Re St Peter Racton (2002) 6 Ecc LJ 291
Re St Giles, Horsted Keynes (2003) 7 Ecc LJ 102
Re St Mary Magdalene & St Denys, Midhurst (2003) 7 Ecc LJ 104
Re St Nicholas, Pevensey (2003) 7 Ecc LJ 236
Re Holy Trinity, Bosham [2004] Fam 125; [2004] 2 WLR 833; [2004] 2 All ER 820; (2003) Times 12 December
Re St Mary Longstock [2005] The Times 17 November

National Employers’ Mutual Insurance Company Limited v Jones [1990] 1 AC 24 HL
Pacific Associates v Baxter [1990] 1 QB 993 CA
Tribe v Tribe [1996] Ch 107 CA
Re St Peter’s Oundle (1997) 4 Ecc LJ 163, Peterborough Consistory Court
Re Blagdon Cemetery [2002] Fam 299; [2002] 3 WLR 603; (2002) 6 Ecc LJ 420, Court of Arches
R (J and P) v West Sussex County Council [2002] 2 FLR 1192
Parochial Church Council of Aston Cantlow v Wallbank [2004] 1 AC 546; [2003] 3 WLR 283; [2003] 3 All ER 1213; (2004) 7 Ecc LJ 364, HL
Stretch v United Kingdom (2003) Times 3 July; (2004) 38 EHRR 12, European Court of Human Rights
Blake v Associated Newspapers Limited (2004) 7 Ecc LJ 369, Gray J (expert evidence)


Last Updated: January 15, 2008