Professor Simon Halliday

Professor Of Socio-Legal Studies

Law

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I joined the Law School at the University of Strathclyde as Professor of Socio-Legal Studies in 2023. Prior to this I worked at York Law School (2011-2023). Before York, I was at the University of Strathclyde (2005-11) and at the University of Oxford (2000-05). During 2016-17, I was also Professor of Law at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Since 2015, I have been a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

I have two main research interests. First, I conduct work on administrative justice, focusing particularly on street-level decision-making and public perceptions of administrative fairness. With Joe Tomlinson and Jed Meers (University of York), I am a founding member of the Administrative Fairness Lab. Second, I conduct work on legal culture, focusing especially on issues of legal consciousness and law in everyday life. In this regard, I have conducted projects relating to environmental, medical and social welfare issues.

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Publications

Direct and vicarious administrative burden : experiences of UK public services as Homes for Ukraine host
Tomlinson Joe, Kasoulide Eleana, Meers Jed, Halliday Simon
Journal of Refugee Studies (2024)
https://doi.org/10.1093/jrs/feae036
Procedural legitimacy logics within the digital welfare state
Halliday Simon, Meers Jed, Tomlinson Joe
Journal of Social Security Law Vol 31 (2024)
Does administrative law inhibit good government?
Tomlinson Joe, Halliday Simon
Edinburgh Law Review (2024)
Governmental influence over rights consciousness : public perceptions of the COVID-19 lockdown
Halliday Simon, Jones Andrew, Meers Jed, Tomlinson Joe
Journal of Law and Society (2024)
Why we need to rethink procedural fairness for the digital age and how we should do it
Halliday Simon, Meers Jed, Tomlinson Joe
Research Handbook on Law & Technology (2023) (2023)
Hosts’ experiences of the Homes for Ukraine scheme : a qualitative analysis
Tomlinson Joe, Kasoulide Eleana, Meers Jed, Halliday Simon
Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law Vol 37, pp. 321-337 (2023)

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Professional Activities

Research Masters Dissertation Examination
Examiner
10/4/2024
Finland Research Council Grants Panel (Event)
Peer reviewer
3/2024
Journal of Law and Society (Journal)
Peer reviewer
2/2024
Administrative Fairness in the Digital Welfare State
Speaker
21/6/2023
PhD external examination
Examiner
5/5/2023
Researching Legal Consciousness and the Rule of Law
Speaker
27/4/2023

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Projects

Administrative Fairness and Social Security for Adults with Disabilities
Halliday, Simon (Principal Investigator) Deeming, Chris (Co-investigator) MacIntyre, Gillian (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2024 - 31-Jan-2025
Debt by Design: Universal Credit, Deductions and Administrative Justice
Halliday, Simon (Principal Investigator) Tomlison, Joe (Co-investigator) Meers, Jed (Co-investigator)
This ESRC studentship project will investigate the lived experience of Universal Credit benefit deductions, exploring its impact on claimants’ lives. In partnership with a prominent legal NGO, the Public Law Project, it will use this analysis to ground policy work to make deductions decision-making fairer.
25-Jan-2023 - 30-Jan-2026
Over-policed and Under-Protected: Administrative Justice, Criminal Justice, and Positive Obligations to Protect 'Legally Vulnerable' Groups
Halliday, Simon (Co-investigator) Tomlinson, Joe (Principal Investigator) Meers, Jed (Co-investigator) Martin, Richard (Co-investigator) Cook, Elizabeth (Co-investigator) Weir, Ruth (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2024
Administrative fairness in the digital welfare state
Halliday, Simon (Principal Investigator)
20-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2024
Administrative Fairness in the Digital Welfare State
Halliday, Simon (Co-investigator) Tomlinson, Joe (Principal Investigator) Meers, Jed (Co-investigator) Seyd, Ben (Co-investigator) Cichocka, Aleksandra (Co-investigator) Bins, Reubin (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2024
The Law of Inheritance in Scotland
Halliday, Simon (Co-investigator) Reid, Dot (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2023

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Professor Simon Halliday
Professor Of Socio-Legal Studies
Law

Email: simon.halliday@strath.ac.uk
Tel: 548 3878