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UK labour law expert joins University

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Professor Douglas Brodie, one of Britain’s leading employment lawyers, has joined the University of Stirling as Head of the School of Arts and Humanities and Professor of Employment Law.

Recognised academically and judicially for his work on implied terms in the law of employment contracts, Professor Brodie’s main research interests are employment contracts, the history of labour law and the law of negligence. He has published widely in these areas.

Professor Brodie has ambitious plans for the School of Arts and Humanities and for developing closer partnerships both internally and externally: “The intellectual energy of the School will be boosted by offering new postgraduate programmes, drawing on strengths across the campus. For example, we will focus on corporate social responsibility, working with our colleagues in social marketing and ethical business in Stirling Management School, and on environmental law with the School of Natural Sciences.

“There is a lot of excellent work being done here that should reach a wider audience. I am planning a series of launch events for next year, aimed at both the academic and the local communities, so that the importance of arts and humanities to wider society is recognised. There will be further events throughout 2013 to showcase what Stirling has to offer.”

Professor Brodie joins Stirling from the University of Edinburgh, where he was Head of School in the School of Law. Among his publications are: A History of British Labour Law (2003), The Employment Contract (2005), The Contract of Employment (2008) and Enterprise Liability (2010).

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