Professor Tom Mullen

  • Professor of Law (School of Law)

telephone: 01413304179
email: Tom.Mullen@glasgow.ac.uk

Biography

Tom Mullen studied law at the University of Glasgow (LLB, 1980) then at Harvard Law School (LLM, 1981). He has been successively lecturer in public law (1983-1992), senior lecturer in law (1992-2003) and professor of law (2003-) at the University of Glasgow. He was for several years convener of the board of the Legal Services Agency,  a community-controlled law centre, and has acted as expert adviser to the House of Commons Select Committee on Scottish Affairs (1996-1997).

Research interests

  • Constitutional law
  • Administrative law and Administrative Justice
  • Housing law
Constitutional Law

Over the last few years I have been working on the Scottish constitutional question researching issues relating to independence and devolution. I am a founder member of the Scottish Constitutional Futures Forum. Currently, I am also researching the implications of Brexit for the UK constitution and have been jointly awarded with Professor David Heald an Impact Acceleration Award, ‘Communicating Brexit's Impact on the Law, Governance and Public Finances of the UK, Devolved Nations and the Republic of Ireland.’

Administrative law and Administrative Justice

I have done extensive research on issues of administrative justice including the roles of complaints, ombudsmen, tribunals and courts in achieving justice for citizens in their dealings with government. I was a member of the Administrative Justice Steering Group (2008-2009) which published the report, 'Administrative Justice in Scotland – The Way Forward' (2009) and was until recently a member of the Scottish Tribunals and Administrative Justice Advisory Committee (appointed by the Scottish Government). I am a member of the core team of the UK Administrative Justice Institute project on building capacity in administrative justice. I am currently writing a book, 'Administrative Justice in the UK'.

Housing law

I have carried out research into many aspects of housing law including landlord and tenant law in both the social rented sector and private sector and the law of homelessness. I recently contributed three chapters to the leading work on landlord and tenant law, Rennie et al, 'Leases' (W. Green: Edinburgh, 2015).

 

Grants

Professor Mullen has been awarded the following grants:

2015 

£2,000 awarded by The Scottish Housing Regulator to Professor Tom Mullen for delivering training on homelessness law.

2011

Prof Tom Mullen secured funding of £2,000 from The Clark Foundation for Legal Education to host two Workshops on Scotland's Constitutional Future: the legal issues, in collaboration with Prof Stephen Tierney of Edinburgh University.

2002

Scottish Executive “Human Rights in Scottish Courts Research” awarded to Prof Jim Murdoch and Prof Tom Mullen, University of Glasgow and  Prof Alan Miller, University of Strathclyde. Conducting research into the use of new human rights remedies which became available in Scotland following devolution under the Scotland Act 1998 and the implementation of the Human Rights Act 1998.

Supervision

I offer PhD and research masters supervision in constitutional law (including the Scottish independence debates), administrative law (including judicial review and administrative justice) and housing law. Past and current research students have undertaken research into the impact of citizens’ remedies on public administration, ombudsmen, the territorial dimension of the UK constitution, immigration control and the European convention on human rights, homelessness, unrepresented litigants in the Scottish Courts, the constitutional impact of Brexit and administrative law in Saudi Arabia.

Research Students under supervision

Budur Alnefaie - 'The role of the ombudsman in protection human rights in the UK compared with the legal situation in Saudi Arabia'

Denis Brady - 'Constitutionally, what now for Northern Ireland and Scotland following the EU Referendum of 23 June 2016?' (LLM by Research)

Graeme Cowie - 'The function and mechanics of self-determination in the British constitution: Who decides, and how do we decide who decides?'

Rai Ahmad Khan - 'The role of domestic and EU courts in assessing margin of appreciation available to member states in Article 8 of the ECHR perspective'

Thomas Raine - 'The UK Constitution and a Culture of Justification'

Halle Turner - 'The Party Litigant in the Scottish Civil Courts'

Publications

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Jump to: 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2003 | 2002 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996
Number of items: 36.

2016

Mullen, T. (2016) Devolution of social security. Edinburgh Law Review, 20(3), pp. 382-388. (doi:10.3366/elr.2016.0372)

McHarg, A., Mullen, T., Page, A. and Walker, N. (Eds.) (2016) The Scottish Independence Referendum: Constitutional and Political Implications. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198755524

Mullen, T. (2016) Introduction. In: McHarg, A., Mullen, T., Page, A. and Walker, N. (eds.) The Scottish Independence Referendum: Constitutional and Political Implications. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198755524

Mullen, T. (2016) Access to justice in administrative law and administrative justice. In: Palmer, E., Cornford, T., Guinchard, A. and Marique, Y. (eds.) Access to Justice: Beyond the Policies and Politics of Austerity. Hart: Oxford, pp. 69-109. ISBN 9781849469340

Mullen, T. (2016) The Referendum and after: Scotland’s constitutional future. European Public Law, 22(2), pp. 187-202.

2015

Mullen, T. (2015) Protective expenses orders and public interest litigation. Edinburgh Law Review, 19(1), pp. 36-65. (doi:10.3366/elr.2015.0250)

Mullen, T. (2015) Entick v Carrington in Scots law. In: Tomkins, A. and Scott, P. (eds.) Entick v Carrington: 250 Years of the Rule of Law? Series: Hart studies in comparative public law. Hart Publishing: Oxford, pp. 207-224. ISBN 9781849465588 (doi:10.5040/9781474202268.ch-008)

Mullen, T. (2015) Public interest litigation in Scotland. Juridical Review, 2015, pp. 363-383.

Rennie, R., Brymer, S., Mullen, T. and Blair, M. (2015) Leases. Series: SULI. W. Green / Scottish Universities Law Institute: Edinburgh. ISBN 9780414018617

2014

Mullen, T. (2014) The Scottish independence referendum 2014. Journal of Law and Society, 41(4), pp. 627-640. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-6478.2014.00688.x)

2012

Anderson, G., Bell, C., Craig, S., McHarg, A., Mullen, T., Tierney, S. and Walker, N. (2012) The independence referendum, legality and the contested constitution: widening the debate. UK Constitutional Law Group Blog,

2011

Mullen, T. (2011) Devolution in Scotland: Increasing autonomy? European Public Law, 17(3), pp. 399-414.

2010

Mullen, T. (2010) The AXA insurance case: challenging Acts of the Scottish Parliament for irrationality. Scots Law Times, 2010(8), pp. 39-45.

Mullen, T. (2010) A Holistic Approach to Administrative Justice? In: Adler, M. (ed.) Administrative Justice in Context. Hart Publishing: Oxford, pp. 383-420. ISBN 9781841139289

2009

Mullen, T. (2009) Scotland's Constitutional Future. European Public Law, 15(1), pp. 33-46.

2007

Mullen, T. (2007) Reflections on Jackson v. Attorney General: Questioning Sovereignty. Legal Studies, 27(1), pp. 1-25. (doi:10.1111/J.1748-121X.2006.00038.x)

2006

Anderson, G. (2006) Scottish Public Law in an Age of Constitutional Globalisation. In: McHarg, A. and Mullen, T. (eds.) Public Law in Scotland. Avizandum: Edinburgh, pp. 66-85. ISBN 978-1904968085

Burrows, N. (2006) Scotland in Europe: Empowerment or Disempowerment? In: McHarg, A. and Mullen, T. (eds.) Public Law in Scotland. Avizandum: Edinburgh, pp. 45-66. ISBN 1904968082

Craig, S. (2006) Tribunals in Scotland. In: McHarg, A. and Mullen, T. (eds.) Public Law in Scotland. Avizandum: Edinburgh, pp. 305-323. ISBN 1-904968-08-2

McHarg, A. (2006) Public Law in Scotland: Difference and Distinction. In: McHarg, A. and Mullen, T. (eds.) Public Law in Scotland. Avizandum: Edinburgh. ISBN 978-1904968085

McHarg, A. (2006) Border disputes: the scope and purposes of judicial review. In: McHarg, A. and Mullen, T. (eds.) Public Law in Scotland. Avizandum Publishing Ltd. ISBN 1904968082

Mullen, T. (2006) Local Government in Scotland. European Public Law, 12(2), pp. 177-198.

Mullen, T. (2006) Standing to Seek Judicial Review. In: McHarg, A. and Mullen, T. (eds.) Public Law in Scotland. Avizandum: Edinburgh, pp. 241-261. ISBN 9781904968085

Tomkins, A. (2006) The Crown in Scots Law. In: McHarg, A. and Mullen, T.J. (eds.) Public Law in Scotland. Avizandum: Edinburgh. ISBN 9781904968085

2005

Mullen, T., Murdoch, J., Craig, S. and Miller, A. (2005) Human Rights in the Scottish Courts. Journal of Law and Society, 32(1), pp. 148-168.

2003

Mullen, T. (2003) Scottish Parliament Legislation 1999-2002. European Public Law, 9(2), pp. 179-188.

2002

Mullen, T. (2002) Judicial Review in Scotland: Update. Judicial Review, 7(1), pp. 29-34.

1999

Mullen, T. (1999) Rights and Security in Housing: the repossession process in the social rented sector. Modern Law Review, 62(1), pp. 11-31.

1998

Mullen, T. (1998) The Constitutionalisation of the Legal Order. In: Bridge, J.W. (ed.) UK Law for the Millennium. UKNCCL: London, pp. 532-561. ISBN 0 904281 14 X

Mullen, T. and Prosser, T. (1998) Devolution and Administrative Law. European Public Law, 4(4), pp. 479-485.

1997

Mullen, T. (1997) Housing, Homelessness, and the Children (Scotland) Act 1995. SCOLAG(243), pp. 96-99.

Mullen, T. (1997) Judicial Review in Scotland: Recent Developments. Judicial Review, 2(2), pp. 102-106.

1996

Mullen, T. (1996) Introduction to Scottish Judicial Review. Judicial Review, 1(2), pp. 107-110.

Mullen, T. (1996) Judicial Review in Scotland. In: Bridges, L. (ed.) The Applicants Guide to Judicial Review: The Public Law Project. Sweet and Maxwell, pp. 161-169. ISBN 0421527005

Mullen, T. and Prosser, T. (1996) Local Government Reform in Scotland. European Public Law, 2(1), pp. 40-45.

Mullen, T. (1996) Material on the Child Support Act 1993. In: Thomson, J.M. (ed.) Family Law in Scotland. Butterworths/Law Society of Scotland. ISBN 040607013X

This list was generated on Wed Jul 19 18:38:55 2017 BST.
Number of items: 36.

Articles

Mullen, T. (2016) Devolution of social security. Edinburgh Law Review, 20(3), pp. 382-388. (doi:10.3366/elr.2016.0372)

Mullen, T. (2016) The Referendum and after: Scotland’s constitutional future. European Public Law, 22(2), pp. 187-202.

Mullen, T. (2015) Protective expenses orders and public interest litigation. Edinburgh Law Review, 19(1), pp. 36-65. (doi:10.3366/elr.2015.0250)

Mullen, T. (2015) Public interest litigation in Scotland. Juridical Review, 2015, pp. 363-383.

Mullen, T. (2014) The Scottish independence referendum 2014. Journal of Law and Society, 41(4), pp. 627-640. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-6478.2014.00688.x)

Anderson, G., Bell, C., Craig, S., McHarg, A., Mullen, T., Tierney, S. and Walker, N. (2012) The independence referendum, legality and the contested constitution: widening the debate. UK Constitutional Law Group Blog,

Mullen, T. (2011) Devolution in Scotland: Increasing autonomy? European Public Law, 17(3), pp. 399-414.

Mullen, T. (2010) The AXA insurance case: challenging Acts of the Scottish Parliament for irrationality. Scots Law Times, 2010(8), pp. 39-45.

Mullen, T. (2009) Scotland's Constitutional Future. European Public Law, 15(1), pp. 33-46.

Mullen, T. (2007) Reflections on Jackson v. Attorney General: Questioning Sovereignty. Legal Studies, 27(1), pp. 1-25. (doi:10.1111/J.1748-121X.2006.00038.x)

Mullen, T. (2006) Local Government in Scotland. European Public Law, 12(2), pp. 177-198.

Mullen, T., Murdoch, J., Craig, S. and Miller, A. (2005) Human Rights in the Scottish Courts. Journal of Law and Society, 32(1), pp. 148-168.

Mullen, T. (2003) Scottish Parliament Legislation 1999-2002. European Public Law, 9(2), pp. 179-188.

Mullen, T. (2002) Judicial Review in Scotland: Update. Judicial Review, 7(1), pp. 29-34.

Mullen, T. (1999) Rights and Security in Housing: the repossession process in the social rented sector. Modern Law Review, 62(1), pp. 11-31.

Mullen, T. and Prosser, T. (1998) Devolution and Administrative Law. European Public Law, 4(4), pp. 479-485.

Mullen, T. (1997) Housing, Homelessness, and the Children (Scotland) Act 1995. SCOLAG(243), pp. 96-99.

Mullen, T. (1997) Judicial Review in Scotland: Recent Developments. Judicial Review, 2(2), pp. 102-106.

Mullen, T. (1996) Introduction to Scottish Judicial Review. Judicial Review, 1(2), pp. 107-110.

Mullen, T. and Prosser, T. (1996) Local Government Reform in Scotland. European Public Law, 2(1), pp. 40-45.

Books

Rennie, R., Brymer, S., Mullen, T. and Blair, M. (2015) Leases. Series: SULI. W. Green / Scottish Universities Law Institute: Edinburgh. ISBN 9780414018617

Book Sections

Mullen, T. (2016) Introduction. In: McHarg, A., Mullen, T., Page, A. and Walker, N. (eds.) The Scottish Independence Referendum: Constitutional and Political Implications. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198755524

Mullen, T. (2016) Access to justice in administrative law and administrative justice. In: Palmer, E., Cornford, T., Guinchard, A. and Marique, Y. (eds.) Access to Justice: Beyond the Policies and Politics of Austerity. Hart: Oxford, pp. 69-109. ISBN 9781849469340

Mullen, T. (2015) Entick v Carrington in Scots law. In: Tomkins, A. and Scott, P. (eds.) Entick v Carrington: 250 Years of the Rule of Law? Series: Hart studies in comparative public law. Hart Publishing: Oxford, pp. 207-224. ISBN 9781849465588 (doi:10.5040/9781474202268.ch-008)

Mullen, T. (2010) A Holistic Approach to Administrative Justice? In: Adler, M. (ed.) Administrative Justice in Context. Hart Publishing: Oxford, pp. 383-420. ISBN 9781841139289

Anderson, G. (2006) Scottish Public Law in an Age of Constitutional Globalisation. In: McHarg, A. and Mullen, T. (eds.) Public Law in Scotland. Avizandum: Edinburgh, pp. 66-85. ISBN 978-1904968085

Burrows, N. (2006) Scotland in Europe: Empowerment or Disempowerment? In: McHarg, A. and Mullen, T. (eds.) Public Law in Scotland. Avizandum: Edinburgh, pp. 45-66. ISBN 1904968082

Craig, S. (2006) Tribunals in Scotland. In: McHarg, A. and Mullen, T. (eds.) Public Law in Scotland. Avizandum: Edinburgh, pp. 305-323. ISBN 1-904968-08-2

McHarg, A. (2006) Public Law in Scotland: Difference and Distinction. In: McHarg, A. and Mullen, T. (eds.) Public Law in Scotland. Avizandum: Edinburgh. ISBN 978-1904968085

McHarg, A. (2006) Border disputes: the scope and purposes of judicial review. In: McHarg, A. and Mullen, T. (eds.) Public Law in Scotland. Avizandum Publishing Ltd. ISBN 1904968082

Mullen, T. (2006) Standing to Seek Judicial Review. In: McHarg, A. and Mullen, T. (eds.) Public Law in Scotland. Avizandum: Edinburgh, pp. 241-261. ISBN 9781904968085

Tomkins, A. (2006) The Crown in Scots Law. In: McHarg, A. and Mullen, T.J. (eds.) Public Law in Scotland. Avizandum: Edinburgh. ISBN 9781904968085

Mullen, T. (1998) The Constitutionalisation of the Legal Order. In: Bridge, J.W. (ed.) UK Law for the Millennium. UKNCCL: London, pp. 532-561. ISBN 0 904281 14 X

Mullen, T. (1996) Judicial Review in Scotland. In: Bridges, L. (ed.) The Applicants Guide to Judicial Review: The Public Law Project. Sweet and Maxwell, pp. 161-169. ISBN 0421527005

Mullen, T. (1996) Material on the Child Support Act 1993. In: Thomson, J.M. (ed.) Family Law in Scotland. Butterworths/Law Society of Scotland. ISBN 040607013X

Edited Books

McHarg, A., Mullen, T., Page, A. and Walker, N. (Eds.) (2016) The Scottish Independence Referendum: Constitutional and Political Implications. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198755524

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