Department: Department of Politics, History and the Brunel Law School
College: College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences
My research is on the Detention Rights of Accused Persons in England and Nigeria, and focuses on the custodial rights of persons in both jurisdictions, including the right to legal assistance, advice at the police station and the right to silence and freedom from self-incrimination. The research aims to explore the chasm between the law as it exists theoretically and as it is in practice, and to understand the reasons why and, where necessary, propose reforms to the legal and institutional framework in order to achieve the best rights practice in both jurisdictions.
The quality of teaching at Brunel Law School is excellent and the academic staff are genuinely interested in the success of their students, as demonstrated by their willingness to meet and entertain questions, even at informal gatherings.