Michael Jefferson

School of Law

Senior Lecturer

M.Jefferson@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 6880

Full contact details

Michael Jefferson
School of Law
Bartolomé House
Winter Street
Sheffield
S3 7ND
Profile

I was educated at Barnsley & District Holgate Grammar School and Keble College Oxford, where I was a Holroyd Exhibitioner. There I obtained my B.A. in Jurisprudence, later converted into a M.A., and B.C.L., an Oxford master’s degree. My teaching interests include criminal and employment (including equality) law, both read broadly. I have supervised at all levels including PhDs and chaired vivas and externally examined theses.

I'm a past Chair of the Association of Law Teachers, organising the 40th Annual Conference in Edinburgh 2005 (Enhancing the Student Experience), and remain a Committee member; an organiser for the Industrial Law Society in the north-east; and the Labour Law stream organiser for the Socio-Legal Studies Association. I was for many years the Recent Legal Developments Editor for The Law Teacher and I remain on the Editorial Board.

I am in demand as a validator of undergraduate and PGT degrees. I have a wealth of experience and expertise as an external examiner for both undergraduate and PGT degrees. I was the University’s Institutional Nominee for the QAA Developmental Engagement with Chemistry and I have acted on behalf of the University in several roles including various Independent Evaluations of Teaching. I have spoken on the radio.

I have served inter alia as (the first) Director of Teaching for the Law School and as the Faculty’s Director of Learning and Teaching for the University. I am currently the Tutor for Overseas Admissions.

Qualifications
  • BA (Jurisprudence), University of Oxford
  • BCL, University of Oxford
  • MA (Oxon)
Research interests
  • Member of The Centre for the Study of Law in Society
  • Member of Sheffield Centre for Criminological Research Clusters
Publications

Books

  • Jefferson M (2015) Criminal Law 12th Edition. Pearson Education Limited. RIS download Bibtex download

Edited books

  • Jefferson M (Ed.) (2015) Sweet & Maxwell's Encyclopedia of Employment Law. London: Sweet & Maxwell. RIS download Bibtex download

Journal articles

  • Jefferson M (2015) FGM/Cutting. The Journal of Criminal Law, 79(6), 411-421. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (2014) Corporate Manslaughter and Regulatory Reform. Criminal Law Review, 162-165. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (2014) Gl. Williams’s Textbook of Criminal Law. Criminal Law Review, 165-167. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (2013) Card, Loveless, Monaghan, Padfield: review of four OUP Criminal Law texts. Law Teacher, 110-112. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (2013) The Legal Education and Training Review: An Overview for Law Students. Student law Review, 70, 60-62. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (2013) Apportionment and Contribution. Journal of Professional Negligence, 29, 66. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (2012) Offences against the Person: Into the 21st Century. Journal of Criminal Law, 76(6), 472-492. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (2012) Criminal law update 2012. Law Teacher, 46(3), 288-307. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (2011) Apportionment’ among jointly and severally liable tortfeasors. Journal of Professional Negligence, 27, 221-225. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (2011) Regulation, Businesses and Criminal Liability. Journal of Criminal Law, 75, 37-44. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (2010) The Transformation of Labour Law in Europe: A Comparative Study of 15 Countries 1945-2004. Web Journal of Current Legal Issues, 3. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (2010) Legal Developments. Law Teacher, 44(1), 87-98. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (2009) Employment law and tort law: the borrowed servant. Professional Negligence, 25, 215. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (2009) Aggravated and Exemplary Damages and post-1964 Torts. Professional Negligence, 25, 124. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (2008) Trade Union Law and Collective Employment Rights. International Journal of Law and Management, 50(5). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (2008) Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide. International Journal of Law and Management, 50(5). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Broadbent G, Jefferson M, Broadbent G, Halstead P, Allen V & Ashford C (2007) Book reviews. The Law Teacher, 41(2), 228-246. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (2007) Waaldijk and Bonini-Baraldi on anti-homosexual discrimination law in the E.C.. British Yearbook of International Law, 78, 506. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (2007) TUPE: Law and Practice. Managerial Law, 49, 185-189. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (2007) Murder. Law Teacher, 41, 235-237. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (2005) Householders and the Use of Force against Intruders. The Journal of Criminal Law, 69(5), 405-413. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (2004) Central Issues in Criminal Theory. Law Teacher, 38, 264-266. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Broadbent G, Edwards C, Nasser SMA, Copp S, Cumberbatch J, McManus F, Vallely C, Holroyd J, Jefferson M, Clements R , Spencer M et al (2003) Book reviews. The Law Teacher, 37(1), 113-142. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (2003) Understanding Criminal Law. Law Teacher, 127-128. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Broadbent G, Brayne H, Turner I, Rodney M, Grimes R, Gale CJS, Jefferson M, Else S, Booth P, Proud S , Jason‐Lloyd L et al (2002) Book reviews. The Law Teacher, 36(1), 80-117. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Broadbent G, Watson M, Jefferson M, Mair G, Spencer M, Morse C, Foster S, Foxcroft L, Booth P, Yeates V , Turner I et al (2002) Book reviews. The Law Teacher, 36(2), 250-276. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (2002) Maternity and Parental Rights. Law Teacher, 36, 92-93. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (2002) Problems for the Criminal Law. Law Teacher, 36, 250-251. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (2001) Corporate Criminal Liability: The Problem of Sanctions. Journal of Criminal Law, 65, 235-261. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (2000) Corporate Criminal Liability in the 1990s. The Journal of Criminal Law, 64(1), 106-122. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1999) Recklessness: The Objectivity of the Caldwell Test. The Journal of Criminal Law, 63(1), 57-66. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1998) Directors, Controlling Shareholders, Employees and Rights on Insolvency. Company Lawyer, 19, 63-66. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1998) Stigma’ Damages against Corrupt Companies. Company Lawyer, 19, 21-24. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1998) Dishonest and Corrupt’ Companies, Employees and Stigma Damages. Journal of Financial Crime, 6, 63-66. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1998) Conspiracy to Defraud and Dishonesty. Journal of Criminal Law, 62, 80-84. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1998) Should the Use and Disclosure of Trade Secrets be Criminalised?. Industrial Law Journal, 27, 135-140. RIS download Bibtex download
  • JEFFERSON M (1997) NOTE: Restraint of Trade: Dismissal and Drafting. Industrial Law Journal, 26(1), 62-68. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1997) Declining Jurisdiction in Private International Law. LXVII British Yearbook of International Law, 511-513. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1997) What is a “Relevant Transfer” within TUPE?. Company Lawyer, 18, 294-297. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1997) Restraint of Trade after Dismissal. The Judicial Review: selected papers, 59-63. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1997) Preddy and the Theft (Amendment) Act 1996. Law Teacher, 31, 357-365. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1997) Restraint of Trade: Dismissal and Drafting. Industrial Law Journal, 26, 62-68. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M, Brown W, Wheatley S & Foster S (1996) Recent legal developments. The Law Teacher, 30(2), 208-228. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1996) Illegality and the contract of employment. Lightfoot v D & Sporting Ltd [1996] IRLR 64 (EAT). Leighton v Michael [1996] IRLR 67 (EAT). Industrial Law Journal, 25(3), 234-238. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1996) Essays in Private International Law. LXVI British Yearbook of International Law, 467-468. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1996) Essays in International Litigation and the Conflict of Laws. LXVI British Yearbook of International Law, 453-454. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1996) Corporate Criminal Liability: Sanctions and Remedial Action. Journal of Financial Crime, 4, 173-176. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1996) Duress of Circumstances. Law Teacher, 30, 208-214. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1996) Illegality and the Contract of Employment. Industrial Law Journal, 25, 234-238. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1996) Corporate Criminal Responsibility — Ascription of Criminal Liability to Companies. Journal of Financial Crime, 3(3), 275-277. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Broadbent G, Bermingham V, Homewood S, Spencer M, Stockwell NB, Jefferson M, Bainbridge D, Wilson C, Cumberbatch J, McIntyre O & Hodgson J (1995) Book reviews and notes. The Law Teacher, 29(2), 240-253. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M, Phillips E, Bennett M, van Kraay F, Townend DMR, Brown W, Cooke J & Noble M (1995) Recent legal developments. The Law Teacher, 29(3), 338-378. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M, Silvester S, van Kraay F, Barton C, Wheatley S & Brown W (1995) Recent legal developments. The Law Teacher, 29(2), 217-239. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1995) Conflict of Laws. LXV British Yearbook of International Law, 458-459. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1995) Recent Developments in Corporate Criminal Responsibility. Company Lawyer, 16, 146-149. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1995) The American Rule - Selecting Approaches. Student Law Review, 15, 12. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1995) The Burden of Proof in Duress. Law Teacher, 29, 234-237. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M, Carroll AJ, van Kraay F & Luxton P (1994) Recent legal developments. The Law Teacher, 28(3), 300-316. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Barton C, Brown W, Carrol AJ, Jefferson M, Gibbons DE, Vankraay F, Tiley J & Mountford L (1994) Recent legal developments. The Law Teacher, 28(1), 64-95. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1994) Involuntary Intoxication. Law Teacher, 28, 77-80. RIS download Bibtex download
  • JEFFERSON M (1993) JUSTICE IN DISMISSAL - THE LAW OF TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT - COLLINS,H. SERV IND J, 13(2), 175-178. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Barton C, Connolly D, Shepherd C, Jefferson M, Slapper G, Van Kraay F, Brown W, Gibbons DE & Evans S (1993) Recent legal developments. The Law Teacher, 27(1), 76-110. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Barton C, Jefferson M, Van Kraay F, Greenfield S & Osborn G (1993) Recent legal developments. The Law Teacher, 27(2), 186-202. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1993) Theft by Sole Controllers of Companies. Company Lawyer, 14, 180. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1993) Comparing the Proper Law and the Applicable Law. Student Law Review, 9, 16. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1993) Involuntary Manslaughter. Law Teacher, 27, 315-321. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1993) Appropriation in Theft. Law Teacher, 27, 186-189. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1993) Recklessness. Law Teacher, 27, 84-89. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1992) The Brussels Convention and Staying Actions. Student Law Review. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1992) Enactment of the Lugano and Donostia-San Sebastian Conventions. Student Law Review, 5. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1992) Brussels Convention - exception to Art 2. Student Law Review, 6. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1992) Art 5(1) and principal obligation. Student Law Review, 6. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1992) Brussels Convention - non-applicability. Student Law Review, 6. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1992) May a Hindu Temple sue in England?. Student Law Review, 6. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1992) Legislating the Criminal Code. Law Teacher, 26, 251-253. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1992) Duress as a Defence to Attempted Murder. Law Teacher, 26, 167-170. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1992) Corporate Liability for Manslaughter. Law Teacher, 25, 262-266. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1992) Recent Developments in Implied Terms in UK Employment Law. Journal of Business Law, 433-442. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1991) Recklessness in Modern English Criminal Law. Criminal Lawyer, 19, 2-4. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1991) Review of "Professional Codes of Conduct in the United Kingdom". Service Industries Journal, 11, 112. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1991) The Employment Act 1990. Business Law Review, 271. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1991) Review of "The State as Employer". Service Industries Journal, 11, 113. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1991) Restraint of Trade Update. Solicitors Journal, 135, 47. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1991) Worker Participation. Leeds Polytechnic Business Journal, 4, 13. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1991) Notes on 2 Conflicts Cases. Student Law Review, 2. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1991) Merger of a Foreign Action; and The Brussels Convention does not apply to judgments from non-Contracting States. Student Law Review, 4, 7. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1991) A New Code for Choice of Law in Contract. Student Law Review, 3, 10. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1991) Recklessness in Non-Fatal Offences. Law Teacher, 25, 65-67. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1991) The Marital Exemption in Rape. Journal of Criminal Law, 55, 157-160. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1990) A Secretary and a Cook. Industrial Relations Journal, 21, 238. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1990) Taking the Company's Assets. Law for Business, 2, 204. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1990) Evading the Doctrine of Restraint of Trade. Solicitors Journal, 134, 532. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1990) Murder by a Joint Venturer. Justice of the Peace, 154, 35. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1990) The Lugano and Donostia-San Sebastian Conventions. Student Law Review, 1, 15. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1990) The European Community Social Charter. Leeds Polytechnic Business Journal, 3(2), 8. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1990) The Employment Act 1989. Journal of Business Law, 439-443. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1990) The Effects of Equal Value Claims on Businesses. Industrial Relations Journal, 21, 7-13. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1990) Dishonesty in the Theft Acts. Law Teacher, 24, 162-166. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1989) Should We Sweep Away Garden Leaves?. The New Law Journal, 139, 839. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1989) The Developing 'Duress of Circumstances' Defence. Solicitors Journal, 133, 834. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1989) Interlocutory Injunctions and Covenants in Restraint of Trade affecting Employees. Solicitors Journal, 133, 232. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1989) The Employment Act 1988: Another Step in Trade Union Reform. Law for Business, 278. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1989) Dismissal. Leeds Polytechnic Business Journal, 2, 15. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1989) Confidentiality after Spycatcher. Leeds Polytechnic Business Journal, 1, 19. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1988) Rape. Law Teacher, 22, 58. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1988) Sex, Race and the Law. Law Teacher, 22, 57. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1988) Review of "Scottish Cases and Materials in Commercial Law". National Association of Teachers in Further and Higher Education Journal, 24. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1988) Review of "Sex Shops and the Law". Service Industries Journal, 8, 415. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1988) Official Secrets and Breach of Confidence. Liverpool Law Review, 10, 203-211. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1987) New Pitfalls in Attempted Crime. Justice of the Peace, 662. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1987) Faccenda Chicken Ltd v Fowler. Business Law Review, 8. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1986) Criminal Law: Text and Materials. Liverpool Law Review, 8(1), 94. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1986) Non-Enforcement of Foreign Laws in England. Business Law Review, 138. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1986) Implementation of the Trade Union Act 1984. Liverpool Law Review, 169-186. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1986) Industrial and Race Relations in England. Jewish Law Annual, 5, 100-106. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1986) The Tisdall Affair: An Update. Liverpool Law Review, 7, 182-189. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1985) Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value. Industrial Relations Journal, 16, 76-80. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1984) Criminal Law. Liverpool Law Review, 6(1), 101. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1984) The Place of the Tort and Order II. The New law journal, 134, 53. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1984) The Tisdall Affair. Liverpool Law Review, 6, 188-200. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1984) Turban or not Turban - That is the Question. Liverpool Law Review, 5, 75-90. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1984) The Jurisdiction to Stay Actions. Kingston Law Review, 14, 154-176. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1984) Confidentiality in the Workplace. Industrial Law Journal, 11, 115-117. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1983) The Toxteth Riots: A Select Bibliography. Liverpool Law Review, 5, 203-218. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1983) Police Computers and Keeping Journalists' Sources of Information Confidential. Liverpool Law Review, 5, 173-186. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1983) Current Developments Update. Liverpool Law Review, 5, 107-109. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1982) The Politics of the Judiciary, 4(2), 192. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1982) Time off for Trade Union Duties and Activities. Trade Union Law Bulletin, 4, 18-34. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M & Thornberry P (1982) European Convention on Data Processing. Solicitors Journal, 126, 5. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1981) Fundamental Duties. Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly, 249. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1981) Statute Law Review. Liverpool Law Review, 3(1), 79. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1981) English Courts of Law. Liverpool Law Review, 3(1), 77. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1981) English Legal System. Liverpool Law Review, 3(2), 156. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1981) The Law on Successive Applications for Bail. Legal Executive, 111. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1981) The Repeal of "Sus": Why, and What Now?. Liverpool Law Review, 4, 57-68. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1980) The Protection of Privacy. Law Quarterly Review, 97, 341. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1980) Employment Contracts. Liverpool Law Review, 2(1), 156. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1980) The Borderline between Conditional Intent and Impossibility. Liverpool Law Review, 2, 109-114. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1980) An Attempt to avoid the Lex Situs Rule for Stolen Goods. Law Quarterly Review, 96, 508-511. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson M (1979) Contempt of Court and Human Rights. Solicitors Journal, 123, 46. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jackson BS & Jefferson M (1979) Stop knockingNock. The Liverpool Law Review, 1(1), 85-97. RIS download Bibtex download

Chapters

  • Jefferson M () Various sections, Encyclopaedia of Employment Law and Practice RIS download Bibtex download

Reports

  • Jefferson M, Molan M & Hanlon J (2005) Error Variation RIS download Bibtex download

Website content

  • Jefferson M (2014) Placing Disability and Employment Law in Context: Recent Developments. RIS download Bibtex download
Research group

Areas of research supervision

Recent supervisions include sex crimes and corporate manslaughter. For other internal and external examinerships, please see my CV.

Teaching interests

I take an holistic approach to Criminal Law and Employment Law, taking care to concentrate on matters of political and social interest as well as those of use to practitioners. I write for students (including textbooks, monographs, and revision guides) but also for legal practitioners and union members.

Teaching activities

The modules I teach are:

Undergraduate:

  • Employment Law (Convenor)
  • Criminal Law and Justice
  • Advanced Criminal Law and Justice
  • Criminal Evidence
  • Law for Engineers

Postgraduate/MA:

  • Law of Crime (Joint Convenor)
  • Criminal Law

In all there are lectures and seminars with additional support e.g. glossaries, quizzes, multiple choice questions, updates. Michael Jefferson is the author of a standard student text with a worldwide website (password protected) attached to the book. He is an enthusiastic and committed teacher, speaks on these topics at conferences, and writes on current issues.

I am also personal tutor to 30 students, largely non-UK ones, and I act as tutor for direct entry students.

Professional activities
  • Chair of the Association of Law Teachers (and Vice-Chair and Immediate Past Chair) and Hon. Secretary 2013
  • Committee Member Industrial Law Society: joint organiser of seminars in Leeds and Sheffield
  • Recent Legal Developments Editor, The Law Teacher 1995-2005.

Recent invited papers and keynote lectures

Visas, Nationality, Gangmasters' Licensing Authority, Government policy and hard Brexit: Exploring the boundaries of modern slavery, University of Northumbria, March 2017