Professor Maurice Sunkin

Professor Maurice Sunkin

Maurice Sunkin is a Professor in the School of Law. He is General Editor of the journal Public Law and an Associate Member of Landmark Chambers, London. For the parliamentary session 2013-2014 he served as Legal Adviser to the House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution. His past university posts include: Director of Research in the School of Law (2007-14); Dean of the School of Law (2006-07) and the Faculty of Law and Management (2006-7); University of Essex Appeals Officer/Ombudsman (2002-04); and Head of the Department of Law (1997-2000). He has been a Trustee and management committee member of the Public Law Project (2000-11). His advisory work includes acting as adviser to the Equality and Human Rights Commission regarding its report on human rights in the UK (2011-12) and as academic legal adviser to the Whitehall Working Group on Crown Immunity (2002). Before coming to Essex in 1989 he taught at the Polytechnic of the South Bank and served as Head of School of Law (1981-3). In 2018 he was appointed QC (Honoris Causa) in recognition of his pioneering empirical approach to the law particularly in connection to use, operation and effects of judicial review in England and Wales.