Kent Law School

Critical perspectives research led teaching


 

About

Research

Kirsty's research interests lie primarily in the area of the regulation of human reproduction and genetic technologies, particularly where these overlap with issues in Family Law; and the law of obligations, in particular those obligations based on 'relationship' and/or imbalances of power. She is also interested in the nature of modern legal education more generally.

Kirsty's work with The Surrogacy UK Working Group on Surrogacy Law Reform (and the resulting report) can be viewed here.

Research Areas: Gender and Sexuality, Health Care Law and Ethics, Tort Law

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Publications

 

Also view these in the Kent Academic Repository

Article
Horsey, K. (2017). Surrogacy 2.0: What can the law learn from lived experience? Contemporary Issues in Law.
Horsey, K. (2016). Fraying at the edges – UK surrogacy law in 2015. Medical Law Review [Online]. Available at: http://medlaw.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/fww013?
Horsey, K. (2016). Not withered on the vine: The need for surrogacy law reform. Journal of Medical Law and Ethics [Online] 4:181-196. Available at: https://doi.org/10.7590/221354016X14803383336888.
Horsey, K. and Sheldon, S. (2012). Still Hazy After All These Years: The Law Regulating Surrogacy. Medical Law Review [Online] 20:67-89. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/medlaw/fwr039.
Horsey, K. (2010). Challenging presumptions: legal parenthood and surrogacy arrangements. Child and Family Law Quarterly 4:449-474.
Book section
Horsey, K. (2017). The Warnock Report of 1984. in: Auchmuty, R. and Rackley, E. eds. Women's Legal Landmarks. UK: Hart/Bloomsbury Publishing.
Horsey, K. and Rackley, E. (2017). Great Debates in Tort Law. in: Auchmuty, R. ed. Great Debates in Gender and Law. UK: Palgrave.
Horsey, K. (2017). Parenthood. in: Lamont, R. ed. Family Law. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
Horsey, K. (2017). Challenging presumptions: legal parenthood and surrogacy arrangements. in: Gilmore, S. ed. Parental Rights and Responsibilities. Oxford: Routledge.
Horsey, K. (2016). Surrogacy in the United Kingdom: Present and Future Challenges. in: Scott Sills, E. ed. Handbook of Gestational Surrogacy: International Clinical Practice and Policy Issues. Cambridge University Press, pp. 266-275.
Horsey, K. and Neofytou, K. (2015). The Fertility Treatment Time Forgot: What Should be Done About Surrogacy in the UK? in: Horsey, K. ed. Revisiting the Regulation of Human Fertilisation and Embryology. Abingdon, Oxfordshire: Routledge, pp. 117-135. Available at: https://www.routledge.com/9781138021891.
Horsey, K. (2013). Swept Under the Carpet: Why Surrogacy Law Needs Urgent Review. in: Priaulx, N. and Wrigley, A. eds. Ethics, Law and Society. Ashgate. Available at: http://www.ashgate.com/default.aspx?page=637&title_id=10160&edition_id=13619&calcTitle=1.
Horsey, K. (2012). Trust in the Police? Police Negligence, Invisible Immunity and Disadvantaged Claimants. in: Richardson, J. and Rackley, E. eds. Feminist Perspectives on Tort Law. Routledge.
Monograph
Horsey, K. (2015). Surrogacy in the UK: Myth busting and reform. University of Kent. Available at: https://www.kent.ac.uk/law/research/projects/current/surrogacy/Surrogacy%20in%20the%20UK%20Report%20FINAL.pdf.
Book
Horsey, K. and Rackley, E. (2017). Tort Law. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
Horsey, K. and Rackley, E. (2015). Kidner's Casebook on Torts. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
Horsey, K. (2015). Revisiting the Regulation of Human Fertilisation and Embryology. [Online]. Routledge. Available at: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138021891/.
Horsey, K. and Rackley, E. (2015). Tort Law (4th Edition). Oxford University Press.
Horsey, K. and Rackley, E. (2015). Kidner's Casebook on Torts (13th Edition). Oxford University Press.
Horsey, K. and Rackley, E. (2013). Tort Law (3rd Edition). Oxford University Press.
Horsey, K. and Rackley, E. (2011). Tort Law (2nd Edition). Oxford University Press.
Carr, H., Carter, S. and Horsey, K. (2009). Skills for Law Students. Oxford University Press.
Horsey, K. and Rackley, E. (2009). Tort Law. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Edited journal
Horsey, K. ed. (2016). Journal of Medical Law and Ethics: Special edition on surrogacy law reform. Journal of Medical Law and Ethics [Online] 2016:153-280. Available at: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/plp/jmle/2016/00000004/00000003.
Review
Horsey, K. (2014). Law, Policy and Reproductive Autonomy. Medical Law Review 23:157-162.
Showing 25 of 28 total publications in KAR. [See all in KAR]
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Teaching and Supervision

Undergraduate modules

Kirsty convenes and teaches on Introduction to Obligations and The Law of Obligations. Both modules encompass aspects of the laws of contract and tort and are taught within a critical framework, using cases as the primary focus.


Supervision

Kirsty is happy to supervise students in any area of contract or tort (particularly negligence (including public body negligence and human rights) or personal/intentional torts) or the regulation of human reproduction and genetic technologies.

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Other Academic Activities

Editorial Work

Feminist Legal Studies - Editorial board member (book reviews editor 2006-9 and cases and legal developments editor 2009-10).

BioNews (http://www.bionews.org.uk) - Reproduction Editor (2001-10), Contributing Editor (2010-).

Professional Societies
Member of the Society of Legal Scholars (2003-).

Member of the university?s CISoR research centre: Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of Reproduction http://www.kent.ac.uk/cisor

Administration

Kirsty is chief examiner for KLS, undergraduate study skills co-ordinator, a personal tutor and she is also responsible for KLS's student mentoring scheme.

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