Blackwell, Michael

Dr Michael Blackwell  


Position held

Assistant Professor


Non LSE positions held

Solicitor (non practising)


Experience keywords:

charities; civil justice; corporate finance; dispute resolution; empirical legal studies; judicial appointments; judicial process; legal profession; legal system; social statistics; taxation; trusts

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Michael conducts both empirical research on the legal profession and judiciary, as well as doctrinal research into chancery law: principally revenue law and charities law.

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Law; Policy and Regulatory Bodies; Public Administration

Countries and regions to which research relates:



Italian [Spoken: Basic, Written: Basic]

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 7261


Blackwell, Michael (2017) Starting out on a judicial career: gender diversity and the appointment of Recorders, Circuit Judges and Deputy High Court Judges 1996—2016 Journal of Law and Society, 44 (4). 586-619. ISSN 0263-323X


Blackwell, Michael (2015) Taking silk: an empirical study of the award of Queen’s Counsel status 1981-2015 Modern Law Review, 78 (6). 971-1003. ISSN 0026-7961


Shah, Sangeeta and Poole, Thomas and Blackwell, Michael (2014) Rights, interveners and the Law Lords Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 34 (2). 295-324. ISSN 0143-6503


Blackwell, Michael (2013) Variation in the outcomes of tax appeals between special commissioners: an empirical study British Tax Review, 154 (2). 154-175. ISSN 0007-1870


Blackwell, Michael (2012) 'Old Boys’ networks, family connections and the English legal profession Public Law, 3. 426-444. ISSN 0033-3565

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