Lecturer in Law
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Tom joined Newcastle Law School in February 2014. His principal field of research is tort law and theory, with a particular interest in the judicial development of the right to privacy at common law. He has published work on legal developments concerning privacy and defamation, and has a broad interest in media law and reputation management generally.
Tom holds degrees from Newcastle University (LL.B (Hons)) and City University (LL.M (Distinction)). He was called to the Bar in 2009 (Inner Temple), following which he elected to pursue an academic career and commenced part-time study for a Ph.D with Durham University, on which he is currently working.
Tom is one of the Law School's Careers Liaison Officers (along with James Upcher) and is the current Sponsorships Officer.
Tom's current research focuses on the judicial development of the right to privacy at common law. He has published work on developments in tort law concerning privacy and defamation, and has a broad interest in media law and reputation management generally.
His research focuses on judicial method and he is currently working on an account of the relevance of imagination to the development of the common law. Tom also has a general interest in domestic and European human rights law, the overlap between human rights and tort law, and in particular courts' adjudicative method in cases involving the human rights of children.
Tom is the Deputy Convenor for the Law, Innovation and Society research group at Newcastle.
Tom is the module convenor for LAW1054/LAW8142 Introduction to Business Law/Law for Accounting Practice and for LAW3044 Media Law. He also teaches on LAW2161 General Principles of Tort and LAW1110 Legal Institutions and Method.
- Bennett TDC. Privacy, third parties and judicial method: Wainwright’s legacy of uncertainty. Journal of Media Law 2015, 7(2), 251-277.
- Bennett TDC. Privacy, Free Speech and Ruthlessness: The Australian Law Reform Commission's Report, Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era. Journal of Media Law 2014, 6(2), 193-205.
- Bennett TDC. Emerging privacy torts in Canada and New Zealand: an English perspective. European Intellectual Property Review 2014, 36(5), 298-305.
- Bennett TDC. Privacy, Corrective Justice and Incrementalism: Legal Imagination and the Recognition of a Privacy Tort in Ontario. McGill Law Journal 2013, 59(1), 49-94.
- Bennett TDC. Flood v Times Newspapers Ltd: Reynolds privilege returns to the UK's highest court. Entertainment Law Review 2012, 23(5), 134.
- Bennett TDC. The Relevance and Importance of Third Party Interests in Privacy Cases. Law Quarterly Review 2011, 127, 531-535.
- Bennett TDC. Corrective Justice and Horizontal Privacy: A Leaf Out of Wright J's Book. The Journal Jurisprudence 2010, 7, 545-573.
- Bennett TDC. Horizontality’s New Horizons – Re-examining Horizontal Effect: Privacy, Defamation and the Human Rights Act – Part II. Entertainment Law Review 2010, 21(4), 145-149.
- Bennett TDC. Material increase in risk of mesothelioma under section 3 of the Compensation Act 2006. Journal of Professional Negligence 2009, 25(4), 210.