Dr Samantha Davey
Between 2008 and 2014, Samantha worked as a graduate teaching assistant in Law with teaching responsibilities on the following modules: Contract Law, Tort, Law of Obligations and Equity and Trusts. Samantha has also lectured Family Law at Anglia Ruskin University and taught Family Law tutorials at Queen Mary, University of London. Between 2016 and 2018 Sam worked as a research assistant at the University of Essex. Samantha commenced work as a lecturer at the School of Law with teaching responsibilities on the Foundations of Property Law module and a supervisory role over research students on the Capstone project. Currently, Samantha is the module director for Land Law and also teaches on the Contract Law and Foundations of Property module. She has a specific interest in the fields of Property, Trusts and Family Law and would welcome supervision in any of these subject areas. In the context of Family Law, she has a particular interest in matters affecting children such as domestic adoption and private law disputes including the issue of parental alienation.
LLB University of Essex,
LLM University of Essex,
PhD University of Essex,
Research and professional activities
The Grandparent Problem
A chapter on the benefits of mediation for grandparents in an edited collection.
Grandparents, Anchors in Uncertain Times
A chapter for an edited collection on grandparents' rights which looks at the importance of grandparents to children's identity.
Conferences and presentations
'Grandparent Act or Granny Annex? Waiting for the Government?'
Invited presentation, Family Law Reform Now, Birmingham, United Kingdom, 15/9/2021
'Grandparents: Anchors in Uncertain Times, Alternatives to Adoption'
Society of Legal Scholars Conference, September 2021, 3/9/2021
Just Another Day in Paradise: Litter and other unwanted 'treasures' in our rivers
Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference 2020, School of Law, Exeter, England, 3/9/2020
"Grandparents: Anchors in Uncertain Times"
Grandparents' Rights, Law and Policy Workshop, School of Law, 2020
The Coronavirus Act 2020 and Guidance Governing Social Relationships and Communication: An Orwellian Dystopia or a Protective Bubble?
Are emergency measures in response to COVID-19 a threat to democracy?, IALS and WFD Joint Conference, London, United Kingdom, 2020
Teaching and supervision
Current teaching responsibilities
Contract Law (LW101)
Land Law (LW102)
Family Law (LW214)
Land Law (LW303)
Critical Debates in Childhood and Childhood Studies (PA943)
Journal articles (5)
Davey, S., (2022). Plastic Highways to the Sea
Davey, S., (2021). Children and the European Court of Human Rights, by Claire Fenton-Glynn. International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family. 35 (1)
Davey, S., (2021). Plastic ‘Highways’ to the Sea: The Problem of Litter in English Inland Waterways. Social Sciences. 10 (12), 473-473
Davey, S. and Sykes, D., (2018). Home schooling in England and Wales. Local Government Lawyer
Davey, S., (2013). Child Protection Guidelines: Good Practice or Guilty Until Proven Innocent?. AIMS Journal. 25 (1)
Davey, SM. and Lindsey, J., (2023). Grandparents and the Law: Rights and Relationships. Hart Publishing. 9781509953417
Davey, S., (2020). Family Law. Red Globe Press. 1352009196. 9781352009194
Davey, SM., (2020). A Failure of Proportion Non-Consensual Adoption in England and Wales. Hart Publishing. 1509929134. 9781509929139
Reports and Papers (1)
Davey, S. and Hulme, K., (2020). Litter Law
Thesis dissertation (1)
Davey, SM., The Proportionality of Non-Consensual Adoption in England and Wales under s52(1)(b) of the Adoption and Children Act 2002
Grants and funding
Birth Mothers and the Use of the Art Workbook in Processing Grief
University of Essex (CPPE)