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Dr Michael Varney

Senior Lecturer and School Academic Manager

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Business, Law and Politics
  • School of Law and Politics

Summary

Mike Varney won the LawCareers.net Law Lecturer of the Year award in 2015 and has been nominated three times for student-led teaching awards, winning once. He teaches a number of undergraduate modules in law, including Administrative Law, Company Law and Commercial Law. Mike's main research interests lie in administrative law, local government law and aspects of company law. He also holds an interest in the teaching and scholarship of employment law. He graduated with a first class honours degree in Law from the University of Hull where he went on to complete his PhD in 2005, when he also became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Undergraduate

Undergraduate - Public Law and Administration (Convenor) - Employment Law (Convenor) - Company Law (Convenor) - Principles of Commercial Law (Convenor)

Book Chapter

Britain alone constitutionally: Brexit and Restitutio in Integrum

Birkinshaw, P., & Varney, M. (2016). Britain alone constitutionally: Brexit and Restitutio in Integrum. In P. J. Birkinshaw, & A. Biondi (Eds.), Britain alone! The implications and consequences of United Kingdom exit from the EUKluwer Law International

Journal Article

Effective redress of grievance in data protection : an illusion"

Varney, M. (2016). Effective redress of grievance in data protection : an illusion?. Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, 23(3), 550-567. https://doi.org/10.1177/1023263X1602300310

Multi-level governance in the EU and EU democracy : democratic legitimacy, democratic accountability and transparency of the European offices of the English local authorities in Brussels

Panara, C., & Varney, M. (2017). Multi-level governance in the EU and EU democracy : democratic legitimacy, democratic accountability and transparency of the European offices of the English local authorities in Brussels. Regional and Federal Studies, 27(2), 153-170. doi:10.1080/13597566.2017.1308926

Postgraduate supervision

Mike enjoys the process of PhD supervision and has been involved in a number of successful projects in the past 10 years. He would welcome enquiries from those wishing to read for a PhD degree in any of the areas where he has research interests. Completed PhDs - Salah Fakroun, Legal Barriers to Foreign Direct Investment in Libya: A Qualitative Study (2016) - Abdulla Alzaben, Barriers and Possible Solutions to Saudi Arabia's Accession to the WTO's Government Procurement Agreement (2016) - Kenneth Ajibo, Corporate Governance and Regulation of the Banking Industry in Nigeria: The Need for a Context-Specific Approach (2015) - Eghosa Osa Ekhator, Corporate Social Responsibility and the Regulation of Multinationals in the Oil and Gas Sector in Nigeria: Whither Non-State Actors? (2015) - Abdullah Al-Masfer, The Regulation of Foreign Direct Investment in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through the Spectrum of Administrative Law (2014) - Adaeze Ifesi, Legitimacy of Corporate Power: The Definition of Corporate Social Responsibility and an Analysis of Legal Perspectives (2012) Current PhD supervisions - Salim Al-Kharusi, Constitutionalism and the Reform of the Omani Parliament - Zheng Zhu, The Implementation of Human Rights Protection in China: A Comparative Study