Ms Annette Morris
Annette joined Cardiff Law School as a lecturer in September 2003. She is the module leader for Tort and also teaches Legal Foundations.
Her research, which focuses on various aspects of civil justice, draws on the practical experience she has gained to date. Before joining Cardiff, she worked as a legal assistant in the claims department of the Norwich and Norfolk NHS Trust; was a pupil barrister at 4 Pump Court, Temple - a defendant-oriented common law and commercial chambers and was policy research officer at the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.
She is most well known for her work on compensation culture which was cited in the House of Commons' Constitutional Affairs Committee report on the issue in 2006. She spoke recently on the issue at a public engagement event entitled 'Hard Cases: Shaping Legal Policy' which was organised as part of the ESRC's Festival of Social Science 2012. She is currently writing on the most recent issue within the compensation culture debate - whiplash - on which the Government has just issued a consultation paper.
Annette is a member of the Journal of Law and Society's editorial board and a member of the Socio-Legal Studies Association. She is the Subject Sections Secretary for the Society of Legal Scholars and the rapporteur for England and Wales at the European Centre for Tort Law and Insurance. She was previously the convenor of the Torts subject section of the Society of Legal Scholars, the academic representative on the Civil Justice Council's Injury Committee and the Associate Editor of the Journal of Professional Negligence.
She is currently an external examiner at BPP Law School though has previously externally examined at the University of Westminster. She was a Visiting Lecturer at Charles University, Prague in April 2007.
Originally from Aberystwyth, Annette graduated from the University of East Anglia (UEA) in 1996 with a first class honours degree in Law with European Legal Systems and achieved a School of Law Prize for her academic achievement. During 1994-1995 she also studied at the University of Limburg in Maastricht, The Netherlands as an ERASMUS student. She was awarded her Masters by Research, which concerned damages for personal injury, in 1998.