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Dr Lucy Series

Dr Lucy Series

Position: Research Associate
School: Law and Politics

Tel: +44(0)29 2087 4342
Fax: +44(0)29 2087 4097
Ext: 74342


Lucy Series is a Research Associate at Cardiff Law School.  Lucy is currently working with Professor Phil Fennell, Professor Luke Clements and Dr Julie Doughty on a project funded by the Nuffield Foundation looking at welfare cases in the Court of Protection.  Her research interests include legal capacity, disability rights and community care law.  Lucy's PhD research at Exeter University examined the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the deprivation of liberty safeguards, using republican political theory.  She uses doctrinal, qualitative and quantitative research methods.  She has also worked at the Centre for Disability Law and Policy at NUI Galway, on projects relating to legal capacity, access to justice and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.  Prior to her PhD in law, Lucy studied Psychology and Philosophy (University of Oxford, BA; University of Bristol, MSc) and worked in a variety of roles in health and social care.

Lucy writes a blog about her research called The Small Places, and has written articles for The Guardian, Community Care, Local Government Lawyer, the UK Human Rights Blog and the Mind legal newsletter.  

Selected publications

Series, L. (2012) 'Applications for permission to the Court of Protection: a statistical analysis', Elder Law Journal, 2(2) 175-184

Series, L. & Clements, L. (2013) 'Putting the Cart before the Horse: Resource Allocation Systems and Community Care ', Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 35(2) 207-226

Series, L. (forthcoming) 'Legal capacity and participation in litigation: Recent developments in the European Court of Human Rights', European Yearbook of Disability Law, Volume 5