Our Research contributes to our international reputation and informs our teaching. Our impact reports celebrate the range and depth of this work and how recently completed projects have had an impact on society, on a local, national and international level.
An international role in torture prevention
The Law School's researchers are playing a central role in national and international efforts to prevent torture developing National Preventive Mechanisms that have helped to reduce the likelihood of torture around the world.
Improving child protection
Each year, around 18,000 children are the subject of care proceedings in England and Wales. Complicated processes, poor record keeping and lack of engagement with children has historically beset the judicial system. That was until the Bristol Law School helped to analyse the flaws and shape key reforms.
Catching up with corporate bribery
The OECD's 2014 Report on the bribery of foreign public officials, showed corporate corruption to be a global phenomenon. Research led by Professor Celia Wells, saw the 2010 Bribery Act establish the legal framework to enable the UK to be at the centre of global anti-corruption efforts.
Understanding financial settlement on divorce
A mixed methods study which investigates the factors - both legal and non-legal - which contribute to the settlement (or failure) of financial cases of divorce, highlighting the 'how', 'when', and 'why' of the settlement process.
The representation of parents in care proceedings
A study which examines the task of legal representation and client management, in the context of the experience of lawyers representing parents of children subject to care proceedings.