Bethany is a lecture in law at Middlesex University and a qualified non-practising solicitor-advocate who before joining Middlesex was a judicial review lawyer at Public Interest Lawyers. Her specialism includes judicial review, the Human Rights Act 1998, the legacy of the Iraq litigation, and the use of data in political digital campaigns. She has held visiting positions at Queen’s University Belfast (2018), Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto (2018) and Centre for Human Rights in Practice, University of Warwick (2016-2017).
BA Art and Psychology (1st), University of Liverpool (Liverpool Hope University)
MA Art and Politics, Goldsmiths, University London
Graduate Diploma in Law
Legal Practice Course
Qualified as a solicitor-advocate in 2015
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Teaching: English Legal System (Module Leader, LLB year 1); Employment Law (Module Leader, LLB and BA Law year 3); and, Public Law (LLB, year 1)
External teaching: English Criminal Law as a Visiting Lecturer at the Université Catholique de Lille
Public law and Human Rights with a specific interest in the increasing challenge in holding the state to account particularly in the military realm; the Human Rights Act and the impact of big data and algorithms on democratic processes.
‘Big data, small law: how gaps in regulation are affecting political campaigning methods’ Public Law (forthcoming)
‘Just the Politics of Persuasion: Are Gaps in Regulation Affecting Political Campaigning Methods?’, UK Constitutional Law Association Blog, 1 Match 2018 https://ukconstitutionallaw.org/2018/03/01/bethany-shiner-just-the-politics-of-persuasion-are-gaps-in-regulation-affecting-political-campaigning-methods/
‘Integrity instead of deceit: how to improve the delivery and content of political campaigns’, LSE Brexit Blog, 18 July 2018 http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexit/2018/07/18/the-delivery-and-content-of-political-campaign-material/
‘How Does the Data Protection Act 2018 Empower the Information Commissioner to Tackle the Misuse of Personal Data in Political Campaigns?’ UK Constitutional Law Association Blog, 20 July 2018 https://ukconstitutionallaw.org/2018/07/20/bethany-shiner-how-does-the-data-protection-act-2018-empower-the-information-commissioner-to-tackle-the-misuse-of-personal-data-in-political-campaigns/
Published written evidence to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee’s Disinformation and ‘fake news’ inquiry, 31 October 2018 http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/digital-culture-media-and-sport-committee/disinformation-and-fake-news/written/92108.html
Consultation response to the Ministry of Defence’s Better Combat Compensation, February 2017 http://hummedia.manchester.ac.uk/schools/law/main/milc/Combat-Immunity-Response.pdf which was cited in Parliamentary Briefing Paper, ‘The Armed Forces Compensation Scheme’, 23 March 2017