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Benjamin Andoh

Dr Benjamin Andoh PhD

Senior Lecturer

School of Business, Law and Communications

023 8201 2507 ext. 2507 Room no. SMX05

Biography

Benjamin was called to the Bar (Gray’s Inn) in the Michaelmas Term in 1979, and later obtained his Doctorate in Law at King’s College London (1992). He has been researching and teaching Law since then.

In addition:

  • He has been a referee of journal articles since 1998;
  • He gave expert evidence on mental health law to Westminster Coroner’s Court, London (on 17-9-09);
  • He is currently assistant editor and member of the editorial board of the Mountbatten Journal of Legal Studies;

Taught courses

Further information

  1. Recent publications

    Find out more about Benjamin's recent publications. Publications can include articles in academic journals; book chapters or full books; creative projects; conference participation and multimedia works.

    “Sections 3 and 37 of the Mental Health Act 1983 – a comparison”, Medico-Legal Journal (2016), 84(1), 36-38.

    “The Mental Health Acts 1983 and 2007 and the offender-patient who absconds from hospital”, Medicine, Science and the Law, August 2017, pp.1–6.

    “Legal Aspects of Intimate-Partner Abuse in the Home: the position in Tort”, Mountbatten Journal of Legal Studies, vol. 15, nos. 1 and 2 (2017), pp. 94-105.

    “The Role of the Police as a Referral Agency for the Mentally Disordered”, Mountbatten Journal of Legal Studies, vol. 21, no. 1 (July 2018), pp. 21-36.

    'Informal and Involuntary Mental Patients in England and Wales: a comparison in the light of Rabone', Medicine, Science and the Law, vol.53(4), 2013, pp. 213-218.

    'Damages for Non-Pecuniary Loss', Business Law Review, vol. 33, no.7, July 2012, pp. 181-184.

    Private Defence and Public Defence in the Criminal Law and the Law of Tort – a comparison’ (with Simon Parsons), Journal of Criminal Law, vol. 76 (Part 1), Feb. 2012, pp. 22-28.

    Personal Injuries in Professional Football – legal aspects’ (with S. Parsons, P. Jones and B. Watts), International Sports Law Review,  2010, issues 3 & 4, pp.60-71.   

    'The Freezing Injunction Today', Business Law Review, Feb. 2010, pp. 28-36. 

    'Self-Defence and the Householder', Mountbatten Journal of Legal Studies, vol. 12, no.1, 2008, pp. 19-32. 

    'The Police and Section 135(1) of the Mental Health Act 1983', Medicine, Science and the Law, (2009) vol. 49, no. 2, pp. 93-100. 

    'Students’ Self-Assessment in Law', The Law Teacher , v.42, no.2 2008, 200-212. 

    'The nearest relative and the courts', Mountbatten Journal of Legal Studies, 2009, vol. 13 (1/2), pp. 6-34.

    'Protection for Acts Done under the Mental Health Act 1983', Medicine, Science and the Law, vol. 48, no. 2, April 2008, pp. 96-107. 

    'Illegality as a Defence to Negligence in English Law', Mountbatten Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 11, nos. 1 & 2, Dec. 2007, pp 37-55. 

    'Misfeasance in Public Office and Exemplary Damages', Mountbatten Journal of Legal Studies, vol. 10, nos. 1 and 2, Dec. 2006, pp. 83-89. 

    'The Nearest Relative Again (E v Bristol City Council [2005] EWHC 74 (Admin.))', Mountbatten Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 9, nos. 1 & 2, Dec. 2005, pp. 101-106. 

    'After-care under section 117 of the Mental Health Act 1983', Medicine, Science and the Law, 2005, vol. 45, no.1, pp.7-16.
  2. Research interests

    Benjamin's research interests include: civil obligations and remedies, mental health law and medical law.