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Michael Heslin


  • LAW

Personal profile


I received my LLM in 2018, winning  the UEA Law School prizes for best performance overall and for best dissertation.  I was awarded a Law School studentship and started working towards a PhD in October 2019.

My research looks at liability in tort law for accidents involving autonomous (self-learning/machine learning) technology.  I am especially interested in US and UK products liability, including approaches to responsibility for unforseeable accidents (those beyond the state of the art).

Having worked as a legal costs expert for thirty years, I retain an interest in UK civil litigation funding, practice and procedure.


Key Research Interests

  • Tort law
  • Products Liability (especially in connection with self-learning technology)
  • Legal Costs

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Laws

Award Date: 19 Sep 2028

Master of Laws

Award Date: 7 Dec 2018

External positions

Legal Costs Expert, DeNovo