- Bennett, T.D.C. (2019). Triangulating Intrusion in Privacy Law. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 39(4), pp. 751–778. doi:10.1093/ojls/gqz024.
- Bennett, T.D.C. and Wragg, P. (2018). Was Richard v BBC correctly decided? Communications Law, 23(3), pp. 151–151.
- Bennett, T.D.C. (2018). Judicial Activism and the Nature of "Misuse of Private Information". Communications Law, 23(2), pp. 74–74.
- Bennett, T.D.C. (2018). Why so serious? Lachaux and the threshold of ‘serious harm’ in section 1 Defamation Act 2013. Journal of Media Law, 10(1), pp. 1–16. doi:10.1080/17577632.2018.1446403.
- Bennett, T.D.C. (2015). Privacy, third parties and judicial method: Wainwright 's legacy of uncertainty. Journal of Media Law, 7(2), pp. 251–277. doi:10.1080/17577632.2015.1108586.
- Bennett, T.D.C. and Síthigh, D.M. (2015). Introduction: The Campbell Legacy. Journal of Media Law, 7(2), pp. 152–154. doi:10.1080/17577632.2015.1126985.
- Bennett, T.D.C. (2014). Privacy, Free Speech and Ruthlessness: The Australian Law Reform Commission's Report, Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era. Journal of Media Law, 6(2), pp. 193–205. doi:10.5235/175776220.127.116.11.
- Bennett, T.D.C. (2014). Emerging privacy torts in Canada and New Zealand: an English perspective. European Intellectual Property Review, 36(5), pp. 298–305.
- Bennett, T.D.C. (2013). Privacy, Corrective Justice, and Incrementalism: Legal Imagination and the Recognition of a Privacy Tort in Ontario. McGill Law Journal, 59(1), pp. 49–49. doi:10.7202/1018985ar.
- Bennett, T.D.C. (2012). Flood v Times Newspapers Ltd: Reynolds privilege returns to the UK’s highest court’. Entertainment Law Review, 23(5), pp. 134–134.
- Bennett, T.D.C. (2011). The Relevance and Importance of Third Party Interests in Privacy Cases. Law Quarterly Review, 127, pp. 531–531.
- Bennett, T.D.C. (2010). Corrective Justice and Horizontal Privacy: A Leaf Out of Wright J’s Book. The Journal Jurisprudence, 7, pp. 545–545.
- Bennett, T.D.C. (2010). Horizontality’s New Horizons – Re-examining Horizontal Effect: Privacy, Defamation and the Human Rights Act – Part II. Entertainment Law Review, 21(4), pp. 145–145.
- Bennett, T.D.C. (2010). Horizontality’s New Horizons – Re-examining Horizontal Effect: Privacy, Defamation and the Human Rights Act – Part I. Entertainment Law Review, 21(3), pp. 96–96.
- Bennett, T.D.C. (2009). Material increase in risk of mesothelioma under section 3 of the Compensation Act 2006. Journal of Professional Negligence, 25(4), pp. 210–210.
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Tom is an expert in Media Law, focusing particularly on the law relating to personal privacy and the law of defamation. He has written extensively on both privacy and defamation in leading national and international journals. Tom also has research interests in the operation of the common law more generally, encompassing judicial decision-making and the manner in which judges develop new common law rules. He has a broad interest in legal philosophy, and particularly in the interrelationships between law, language and the imagination.
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. He was awarded a Ph.D by Durham University in March 2018 for his thesis: "Imagining Privacy in the Common Law".
At City Law School, Tom teaches primarily in Tort Law and Media Law - subjects he has taught for over a decade. He gives the lectures for the second-year LLB elective module 'Further Issues in Tort'. He has previously taught courses on Legal Institutions and Method, Legal Reasoning, Constitutional and Administrative Law, and Business Law. Tom is happy to supervise undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations on areas within his competence, and welcomes approaches from prospective Ph.D candidates interested in pursuing doctoral study within his field of expertise.
Tom is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
In October 2018, Tom founded the Media Law Podcast along with co-host Paul Wragg.
Memberships of professional organisations
- Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy, 2018 – present
LU2022 - Further Issues in Tort (LL.B)
LU2021 - Media Law (LL.B)
LD3007 - Tort Law (GDL)
Publications by category
- Mullender, R., Nicolini, M., Bennett, T.D.C. and Mickiewicz, E. (Eds.), (2020). Law and Imagination in Troubled Times: A Legal and Literary Discourse. Routledge. ISBN 978-0-367-34411-5.
- Bennett, T.D.C. and Síthigh, D.M. (2017). The Campbell Legacy: Reflections on the Tort of Misuse of Private Information. ISBN 978-1-138-05796-8.
- Koltay, A. and Wragg, P. (2020). Comparative Privacy and Defamation. Edward Elgar Publishing.
- Bennett, T.D.C., Mickiewicz, E., Nicolini, M. and Mullender, R. (2020). Legal imagination in troubled times: An introduction. Law and Imagination in Troubled Times: A Legal and Literary Discourse (pp. 1–13). ISBN 978-0-367-34411-5.
- Bennett, T.D.C. (2017). ‘Commentary on AAA v Associated Newspapers Ltd’. In Stalford, H., Hollingsworth, K. and Gilmore, S. (Eds.), Rewriting Childrens Rights Judgments From Academic Vision to New Practice Bloomsbury Publishing. ISBN 978-1-78225-926-8.
- Law and Imagination in Troubled Times. In Routledge.