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  1. Dr Daniel Wilsher

Dr Daniel Wilsher

Senior Lecturer

The City Law School

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G313, Gloucester Building


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City University London
Northampton Square



Daniel Wilsher is a Senior Lecturer in Law at The City Law School. Before coming to City, Daniel was a solicitor and partner in a London law firm. As well as teaching at City, he is a part-time Immigration Judge.

As his first degree, Daniel undertook law and economics going on to work in medical law and ethics before training to become a solicitor. He moved into academia in 2000 after taking an LLM in European Law and went on to take a PhD at the leading Centre for Migration Law, Radboud University, Njimegen in 2009

Daniel was a member of the Law Society Panel on immigration law and has conducted important cases in this field up to Court of Appeal level. He is an Executive Committee Member of the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants and a member of the Transparency International (UK) a leading anti-corruption charity.

He teaches and researches in the fields of public, competition, energy, EU and immigration law. Daniel's book on detention of immigrants, to be published by Cambridge University Press in 2011, will be the first study of this important issue. He has made a special study of immigration detention and his work has been cited in cases by the House of Lords and Australia High Court. In 2010 he became an Associate Fellow at the Runnymede Trust, the UK's leading race equality trust. He is currently engaged in a project looking at the interaction of competition and climate policies in European Law.


Journal Article (11)

  1. Wilsher, D. (2014). Law and the financial crisis: Searching for Europe's new gold standard. European Law Journal, 20(2), 241-283.
  2. Wilsher, D. (Apr 2010). FIFTY YEARS OF EUROPEAN INTEGRATION. EUROPEAN LAW REVIEW, 35(2), 298-301.
  3. Wilsher, D. (2009). 'Reducing Carbon Emissions in the Electricity Sector: A Challenge for Competition Policy Too? An Analysis of Experience to Date and Some Suggestions for the Future'.. Competition Law Review, 6(1), 31-49.
  4. Wilsher, D. (Feb 2008). Does Keck discrimination make any sense? An assessment of the non-discrimination principle within the European Single Market. EUROPEAN LAW REVIEW, 33(1), 3-22.
  5. Wilsher, D. (2008). Does Keck discrimination make any sense? An assessment of the non-discrimination principle within the European Single Market. Europeean Law Review, 33(1), 3-22.
  6. Wilsher, D. (25 Oct 2007). Lotto for learning? (The 'Supreme Court Phalanx'). NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS, 54(16), 79-79.
  7. Wilsher, D. (2006). Inexplicable wealth and illicit enrichment of public officials: A model draft that respects human rights in corruption cases. Crime, Law and Social Change, 45(1), 27-53.
  8. Wilsher, D. (2003). Non-state actors and the definition of a refugee in the United Kingdom: Protection, accountability or culpability?. International Journal of Refugee Law, 15(1), 68-112.
  9. Doyal, L. and Wilsher, D. (Jan 1994). Towards guidelines for withholding and withdrawal of life prolonging treatment in neonatal medicine.. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed, 70(1), F66-F70.
  10. Doyal, L. and Wilsher, D. (25 Jun 1994). Withholding and withdrawing life sustaining treatment from elderly people: towards formal guidelines.. BMJ, 308(6945), 1689-1692.
  11. Doyal, L. and Wilsher, D. (12 Jun 1993). Withholding cardiopulmonary resuscitation: proposals for formal guidelines.. BMJ, 306(6892), 1593-1596.

Book (1)

  1. Wilsher, D. (2008). Liberty of foreigners: a history, law and politics of immigration detention. Wolf Legal Publishers. ISBN: 9058504115.

Chapter (1)

  1. Wilsher, D. (2009). Reconciling National Autonomy and Trade Integration in the Context of Eco-labelling. Arrowsmith, S. and Kunzlik, P. (Ed.), Social and Environmental Policies in EC Procurement Law (pp. 408-435) Cambridge Univ Pr. ISBN: 0521881501.