Mulcahy, Linda

Professor Linda Mulcahy  


Position held



Experience keywords:

administrative justice; dispute resolution; legal architecture; medical regulation

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Professor Linda Mulcahy joined the Law Department in 2010. Her research focuses on disputes and their resolution and she has received a number of grants from the ESRC, AHRC, Department of Health, Nuffield Foundation and Lotteries Fund in support of her work.

Linda's research on disputes between doctors and patients has resulted in a number of publications and in her appointment as an expert consultant on a number of NHS bodies including the Neale, Kerr Haslam and Ayling Inquiries, the Health Care Commission, The Commission for the Regulation of Healthcare Professions, The Public Law Project and Judicial Studies Board. More recently her interest in dispute resolution has led her to develop an interest in the relationship between the design of the law court and due process. A former chair of the UK Socio-legal Studies Association and current editor of Social and Legal Studies Linda's work has a strong interdisciplinary flavour.

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Healthcare; Law; Policy and Regulatory Bodies


French [Spoken: Basic, Written: Basic]

Media experience:


Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 7268



Mulcahy, Linda and Flessas, Tatiana (2016) Limiting law: art in the street and street in the art Law Culture and the Humanities. ISSN 1743-8721


Mulcahy, Linda and Sugarman, David (2015) Introduction: legal life writing and marginalized subjects and sources Journal of Law and Society, 42 (1). 1-6. ISSN 0263-323X

Mulcahy, Linda (2015) Watching women: what illustrations of courtroom scenes tell us about women and the public sphere in the nineteenth century Journal of Law and Society, 42 (1). 53-73. ISSN 0263-323X

Mulcahy, Linda (2015) Docile suffragettes? Resistance to police photography and the possibility of object–subject transformation Feminist Legal Studies, 23 (1). 79-99. ISSN 0966-3622


Mulcahy, Linda (2014) Street art LSE Research Festival 2014, The London School of Economics and Political Science

Mulcahy, Linda (2014) LSE research festival exhibitor interviews: Linda Mulcahy LSE Institute of Public Affairs Blog (4 Dec 2014) blog

Mulcahy, Linda (2014) The market for precedent: shifting visions of the role of clinical negligence claims and trials Medical Law Review, 22 (2). 274-290. ISSN 0967-0742

Mulcahy, Linda (2014) I'm not watching I'm waiting: the construction of visual codes about womens' role as spectators in the trial in nineteenth century England Legal Information Management, 14 (01). 22-26. ISSN 1472-6696


Mulcahy, Linda (2013) Putting the defendant in their place: why do we still use the dock in criminal proceedings? British Journal of Criminology, 53 (6). 1139-1156. ISSN 0007-0955

Mulcahy, Linda (2013) Imagining alternative visions of justice: an exploration of the controversy surrounding Stirling Lee's depictions of Justitia in nineteenth-century Liverpool Law, Culture and the Humanities, 9 (2). 311-329. ISSN 1743-8721

Mulcahy, Linda (2013) Back to the future?: the challenge of the past for courthouses of tomorrow In: Simon, Jonathan and Temple, Nicholas and Tobe, Renee, (eds.) Architecture and Justice: Judicial Meanings in the Public Realm. Ashgate studies in architecture. Ashgate, Farnham, UK, 71-84. ISBN 9781409431732


Mulcahy, Linda and Wheeler, Sally (2012) Contract law In: Hunter, Caroline, (ed.) Integrating Socio-Legal Studies Into the Law Curriculum. Palgrave Macmillan socio-legal studies. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK, 104-120. ISBN 9780230304482

Mulcahy, Linda (2012) The collective interest in private dispute resolution Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 33 (1). 59-80. ISSN 0143-6503


Mulcahy, Linda and Andrews, Cathy (2010) Baird textile holdings v Marks and Spencer plc judgment In: Hunter, Rosemary and McGlynn, Clare and Rackley, Erika, (eds.) Feminist Judgments: From Theory to Practice. Hart Publishing Ltd., 189-204. ISBN 9781849460538

Mulcahy, Linda (2010) Fortresses, cathedrals and monuments to law: what does the architecture of the law court tell us about the role of law in society over time Supreme Court History Program Yearbook.. ISSN 1833-5667

Stychin, Carl F. and Mulcahy, Linda (2010) Legal methods and systems: text & materials 4th, Sweet & Maxwell Ltd, London, UK. ISBN 9780414041837

Mulcahy, Linda (2010) Legal architecture: justice, due process and the place of law Routledge, Abingdon, UK. ISBN 9780415575393


Bondy, Varda and Mulcahy, Linda and Doyle, Margaret and Reid, Val (2009) Mediation and judicial review: an empirical research study The Public Law Project, London, UK. ISBN 9781898421139


Mulcahy, Linda (2008) Contract law in perspective 5th, Routledge-Cavendish, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780415444316

Mulcahy, Linda (2008) The unbearable lightness of being?: shifts towards the virtual trial Journal of Law and Society, 35 (4). 464-489. ISSN 0263-323X

Mulcahy, Linda (2008) Architectural precedent: the Manchester Assize Courts and monuments to law in the mid-Victorian era King's Law Journal, 19 (3). 525-550. ISSN 0961-5768


Stychin, Carl F. and Mulcahy, Linda (2007) Legal method and systems: text and materials 3rd, Sweet & Maxwell Ltd, London, UK. ISBN 9780421965409

Mulcahy, Linda (2007) Architects of justice: the politics of courtroom design Social and Legal Studies, 16 (3). 383-403. ISSN 0964-6639


Mulcahy, Linda (2005) The limitations of love and altruism: feminist perspectives on contract law In: Mulcahy, Linda and Wheeler, Sally, (eds.) Feminist Perspectives on Contract Law. The GlassHouse Press, London, UK, 1-20. ISBN 9781859417423

Mulcahy, Linda (2005) Feminist fever?: cultures of adversarialism in the aftermath of the Woolf reforms In: Holder, Jane and O'Cinneide, Colm, (eds.) Current Legal Problems. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 215-234. ISBN 9780199285396

Mulcahy, Linda (2005) Bargaining in the shadows of the flaws: the feminisation of dispute resolution In: Mulcahy, Linda and Wheeler, Sally, (eds.) Feminist Perspectives on Contract Law. The GlassHouse Press, London, UK, 141-160. ISBN 9781859417423


Mulcahy, Linda (2003) Disputing doctors: the socio-legal dynamics of complaints about medical care Open University Press, Berkshire, UK. ISBN 9780335212446


Allsop, Judith and Mulcahy, Linda (2002) Adverse events, complaints and clinical negligence claims: what do we know? Chief Medical Officer’s Advisory Group on Complaints and Clinical Negligence, Department of Health, London, UK.


Mulcahy, Linda (2001) Can leopards change their spots?: an evaluation of the role of lawyers in medical negligence mediation International Journal of the Legal Profession, 8 (3). 203-224. ISSN 0969-5958

Mulcahy, Linda and Summerfield, Lee (2001) Keeping it in the community: an evaluation of the use of mediation in disputes between neighbours The Stationery Office, Norwich, UK. ISBN 9780117025530

Mulcahy, Linda (2001) The possibilities and desirability of mediator neutrality: towards an ethic of partiality? Social and Legal Studies, 10 (4). 505-527. ISSN 0964-6639


Mulcahy, Linda (2000) Mediating medical negligence claims an option for the future? The Stationery Office, Norwich, UK. ISBN 9780113222681

Mulcahy, Linda (2000) The devil and the deep blue sea?: a critique of the ability of community mediation to suppress and facilitate participation in civil life Journal of Law and Society, 27 (1). 133-150. ISSN 0263-323X


Rosenthal, Marilynn M. and Mulcahy, Linda and Lloyd-Bostock, Sally, eds (1999) Medical mishaps: pieces of the puzzle Open University Press, Buckingham, UK. ISBN 9780335202591

Allsop, Judith and Mulcahy, Linda (1999) Doctors' responses to patient complaints In: Rosenthal, Marilynn M. and Mulcahy, Linda and Lloyd-Bostock, Sally M., (eds.) Medical Mishaps: Pieces of the Puzzle. Open University Press, Buckingham, UK, 124-140. ISBN 9780335202591

Mulcahy, Linda (1999) Sliding scales of justice at the end of the century: a cause for complaints In: Harris, Michael and Partington, Martin, (eds.) Administrative Justice in the 21st Century. Hart Publishing, Oxford, UK, 66-84. ISBN 9781901362664

Mulcahy, Linda (1999) Mediation of medical negligence actions: an option for the future? In: Rosenthal, Marilynn M. and Mulcahy, Linda and Lloyd-Bostock, Sally M., (eds.) Medical Mishaps: Pieces of the Puzzle. Open University Press, Buckingham, UK, 154-167. ISBN 9780335202591

Mulcahy, Linda and Rosenthal, Marilynn M. (1999) Beyond blaming and perfection: a multi-dimensional approach to medical mishaps In: Rosenthal, Marilynn M. and Mulcahy, Linda and Lloyd-Bostock, Sally M., (eds.) Medical Mishaps: Pieces of the Puzzle. Open University Press, Buckingham, UK, 3-19. ISBN 9780335202591

Wallace, Henrietta and Mulcahy, Linda (1999) Cause for complaint?: an evaluation of the effectiveness of the NHS complaints procedure The Public Law Project, London, UK.


Allsop, Judith and Mulcahy, Linda (1998) Maintaining professional identity: doctors' responses to complaints Sociology of Health and Illness, 20 (6). 802-824. ISSN 0141-9889

Mulcahy, Linda and Tritter, Jonathon Q. (1998) Pathways, pyramids and icebergs?: mapping the links between dissatisfaction and complaints Sociology of Health and Illness, 20 (6). 825-847. ISSN 0141-9889


Mulcahy, Linda and Tritter, J. (1996) Rhetoric or redress?: the place of the citizen's charter in the Civil Justice System University of Warwick Legal Research Institute, University of Warwick, Warwick, UK.

Mulcahy, Linda and Lloyd-Bostock, Sally M.A. (1996) Patient-centred health care and complaints In: Fulford, K. W. M. and Ersser, Steven and Hope, R. A., (eds.) Essential Practice in Patient-Centred Care. Blackwell Science Ltd., Oxford, UK, 213-224. ISBN 9780632039036


Allsop, Judith and Mulcahy, Linda (1995) Dealing with clinical complaints Quality and Safety in Health Care, 4 (2). 135-143. ISSN 1475-3901


Mulcahy, Linda and Lloyd-Bostock, Sally (1994) Managers as third-party dispute handlers in complaints about hospitals Law and Policy, 16 (2). 185-208. ISSN 0265-8240

Lloyd-Bostock, Sally and Mulcahy, Linda (1994) The social psychology of making and responding to hospital complaints: an account model of complaint processes Law and Policy, 16 (2). 123-147. ISSN 0265-8240

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