Dr Michael  Blackwell

Dr Michael Blackwell

Associate Professor of Law

Department of Law

Room No
New Academic Building 7.21
Key Expertise
tax law; tax avoidance; litigation; courts; empirical research

About me

Michael Blackwell joined the LSE Law Department in 2013 and is an Associate Professor specialising in Tax Law. Michael is a non-practising solicitor and barrister of Lincoln’s Inn. Michael practiced tax law as a solicitor at Linklaters, where he also trained. Michael holds the degrees of BSc (Government), MSc (Social Research Methods) and LLM and PhD: all studied at LSE.

Administrative support: Fiona Thomas


Research interests

Michael conducts both empirical and doctrinal research on tax law, especially with regard to tax administration and tax avoidance. Michael also has conducted empirical research on the legal profession and judiciary. 

External activities

Michael is Case Notes Editor of the British Tax Review and a member of the Tax Law Review Committee.