Mr Harry Imlack

School of Law

Postgraduate Researcher in Public Law and Constitutional Theory

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Mr Harry Imlack
School of Law
Bartolomé House
Winter Street
S3 7ND

I have had an interest in legal research and pursuing a career in academia since I was an undergraduate. Following completion of an LLM at the University of Nottingham, I started studying for my PhD at Sheffield in October 2021.

My research interests fall into the broad area of UK public and constitutional law. Specifically, I am interested in exploring the issues which may arise due to the distinct character of the UK's constitutional arrangements.

  • LLM, University of Nottingham (with distinction)
  • LLB(hons), University of Derby (First class).
Research interests

My research considers the significance of constitutionally subversive legislation in the UK. This refers to the subversion of established elements of the constitution through the enactment of ordinary legislation. The primary aims of my research are as follows:

(1) To determine the extent that the UK, as a result of its distinct constitutional arrangements, may be particularly susceptible to constitutionally subversive legislation.

(2) To determine the prevalence of this phenomenon in the UK.

(3) To assess the impact that constitutionally subversive legislation may have had upon the way in which the UK constitution is understood, structured, and operates, and to consider the implications of this.

Supervisors: Dr Brian Christopher Jones and Professor Graham Gee

Professional activities and memberships

I am a recipient of the University of Sheffield School of Law Scholarship.