Sarah Arnell
First Name: Sarah
Surname: Arnell
Position: Lecturer
Telephone: +44 (0)1224 263006
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Duties and Responsibilities

Teaches Delict, Employment law, Constitutional law, Human Rights law and Interview Skills

Course leader for the Employment Law and Practice LLM

Co-ordinator of the Liaison Committee and the Professional Liaison Group

Co-ordinator and coach for the Client Consultation Competition

Academic Background

A qualified solicitor, Sarah practised for a number of years in litigation and in corporate and commercial law. Prior to joining the department in January 2010, she taught at the University of Aberdeen. 

Research Interests

Delict/tort law, including its overlap with human rights law; and also Employment law.

Current Research

Public liability in delict/tort law


Book Chapters

"Selected Employment Law Issues in the Oil and Gas Industry”, in UK Oil and Gas Law: Current Practice and Emerging Trends, Greg Gordon, John Paterson and Emre Usenmez (eds), 3rd ed., Edinburgh University Press, 2018

"Selected Employment Law Issues in the Oil and Gas Industry", Chapter in Oil and Gas Law – Current Practice and Emerging Trends. Edited by Dr John Paterson and Greg Gordon, Dundee University Press (DUP) 2007.

Refereed Articles

Case and Comment, “Robinson v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police: a re-interpretation by the Supreme Court” 2018 Juridical Review 128

“Causation Compared: Facts, Fictions, Inferences and Legal Legitimacy, Journal of Comparative Law, Volume 8, issue 1, 63

“Employers' Vicarious Liability - Where Are We Now?” 2010 Juridical Review 243.

Professional Articles

“Time for a public policy update in police liability?” (2014) 26 Scots Law Times 111

"Causation Reassessed", Scots Law Times, 18 October 2002.