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Ms Carrie de Silva Ll.B (Hons), MA, PGCE

Principal Lecturer / Post-graduate Co-ordinator - Land Management

Teaching Duties

  • Law and Taxation on undergraduate and post-graduate Land Management courses.
  • Equine Law Seminars at Harper Adams and, off site, for the British Horse Society, the insurance industry and other commercial clients.

Research Interests

  • Equine law.
  • Occupier's liability, particularly on rural estates and farms - Farmers Club scholarship study.
  • Teaching law to non-lawyers.
  • Work based learning.
  • Health and safety / corporate manslaughter  - particularly on rural estates and farms.
  • History of agricultural education and research.

Professional Memberships

  • Association of Law Teachers
  • Agricultural Law Association
  • Association of Tax Technicians
  • British Agricultural History Society
  • Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (academic member)
  • Women's History Network
  • British Federation of Women Graduates

Academic Department: Land, Farm and Agribusiness Management

Tel: +44 (0)1952 815304

Fax: +44 (0)1952 814783

Office: AC7 Aspire Centre

Research profile: ORCID

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Publications, Conferences and Knowledge Transfer

  • Educating the Chartered Surveyor :  looking back to look forward.  International Journal of Law in the Built Environment, Vol. 6, 3, 2014, pp250-270.

     ‘It wasn’t my fault’:  primary, vicarious and strict liability for third party actions.  Farm Law, no. 209, June 2014, pp17-20.

    Surveying Education: Looking Back to Look Forward. RICS COBRA Conference  September 2013, New Delhi, India.

    A Short History of Agricultural Education, Agricultural Law Association Bulletin, 3, Summer 2013, pp16-18.

    July 2013  -  'The Development of Surveying and Land Agency Education.'  RICS Land Journal.
  • June 2013  -  A Short History of Agricultural Education and Research, poster presentation at RICS National Rural Conference, Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester.
  • May 2013  -  'The History of Agricultural Education.'  Agricultural Law Association Bulletin.
  • March 2013  - 'Developing Law Assessments for Non-Law Post-graduates.'  Association of Law Teachers' Annual Conference, Nottingham Trent University.
  • September – January 2013  -  a series of 12 presentations for the RICS  :  Health and Safety for Rural Land Agents with an Update on Corporate Manslaughter.
  • September 2012  -  ‘Case Studies in the Teaching of Health and Safety Law.’  RICS COBRA Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
  • August 2012  -  A Short History of Agricultural Education and Research in the UK :  some key events, institutions and publications from the 16th to the 21st centuries.  Newport :  Harper Adams University College. 
  • July 2012  -  ‘Health and Safety  -  Teaching Law, Educating for Prevention.’  International Journal of Law in the Built Environment. [peer reviewed and accepted, unsure of issue] 
  • June 2012  -  ‘The Ties that bind :  recent litigation in family business empires and lessons for professional advisers.’  RICS National Rural Conference, Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester. 
  • May 2012  -  Farm accidents and criminal charges  -  a review of the law following a recent corporate manslaughter conviction.’  Agricultural Law Association Bulletin.
  • April 2012  -  ‘Teaching Law That Students Don’t Want to Hear.’  Association of Law Teachers’ Annual Conference, University of Oxford. 
  • March 2012  -  Health and Safety Casebook :  key cases from 1837 to 2012, with particular reference to the land-based industries.  Newport :  Harper Adams University College. 
  • January 2012 (update)  -  Equine Law :  an introduction to aspects of law and taxation which impact horse, rider and the small equine business.  Newport :  Harper Adams University College. 
  • June 2011  -  ‘Personal injury on farm and estate  -  criminal and civil liabilities, risk management and the expert witness.’  RICS National Rural Conference, Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester. 
  • May 2011  -  ‘Loss of Expert Witness Immunity  -  Jones v Kaney [2011].’  Agricultural Law Association Bulletin. 
  • May 2011, May and July 2010  -  Health and Safety for Placement Managers  -  Seminars at University of Sheffield, University of London and Aston University, Birmingham for ASET. 
  • April 2010  -  RICS ROOTS Rural Conference, Plumpton College, East Sussex  -  ‘Livestock and public access :  What is the law?  Can there be liability without fault?  Should livestock keepers be concerned about recent court decisions?’ 
  • April 2010  -  REALM 20 Rural Update, Harper Adams   -  ‘Agricultural Property Relief and the Atkinson v Commissioners for HMRC [2010] case.’ 
  • May, July and November 2010 - Health and Safety for Placement Managers - Seminars at University of London. Manchester Metropolitan University and Aston University, Birmingham for ASET.
  • April 2010 - RICS ROOTS Rural Conference, Plumpton College, East Sussex - ‘Livestock and public access : What is the law? Can there be liability without Fault? Should livestock keepers be concerned about recent court decisions?’
  • April 2010 - REALM 20 Rural Update, Harper Adams - ‘Agricultural Property Relief and the Atkinson v Commissioners for HMRC [2010] case.’
  • March 2010 - Health and Safety for Placement Managers - joint author of ASET publication. Sheffield : ASET.
  • Autumn 2009 - ‘Farm management and rights of way.’ Agricultural Law Association Bulletin 58.
  • Also presented at the Agricultural Law Association Annual Conference - November 2009.
  • September 2009 - ‘Unpaid work experience and the national minimum wage legislation’. ASET Annual Conference, University of Lancaster.
  • August 2009 - member of working party which produced UCEA Health and Safety Guidance for the Placement of Higher Education Students.
  • March 2009 - RICS ROOTS Rural Conference, Cambridge - ‘Workplace deaths in agriculture - incidence and culpability : legal exposure and limitation.
  • 2009 ‘Compensation Culture: Coming or Going? A Review of Civil and Criminal Liability for Personal Injury in the Light of the Compensation Act 2006 and a Number of Recent Court Decisions’ in Sabitha, A. ed. Personal Injury Claims : compensation doctrines. Hyderabad : Icfai University Press.
  • March 2008 - RICS ROOTS Rural Conference, Oxford - ‘Compensation Culture : coming or going?’
  • February 2008 - refereed paper delivered at BEAR 2008 (International Conference in Building Education and Research),Kandalama, Sri Lanka - conference managed by the University of Salford Research Institute for the Built and Human Environment (BuHu) : ‘Teaching Law to Non-Lawyers : law in land and property education’ (with Charles Cowap).
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