Reader, School of Law, Kingston University.
After graduating from St Andrew's University with a degree in history, Gregory studied for the bar and was called by Middle Temple. He subsequently also joined Lincoln's Inn. After a period in practice at the common law and criminal bar he became a lecturer at the Inns of Court School of Law. He was also awarded an LLM and PhD by the London School of Economics. In 1989 he joined Kingston University Law School as a senior lecturer and was made Reader in 2008. His research interests currently cover the law of evidence, contract and criminal justice history.
He has also spent several years teaching English law in a Japanese University while on leave of absence form Kingston. He is particularly interested in criminal justice history (along with more modern legal topics) and has written several books and articles in this field as well as giving numerous conference papers on this theme. Many of these focus on the Metropolitan area and its immediate hinterland. Gregory is currently working on eighteenth-century juries in London and Middlesex.
|2001||Ph.D Thesis "the Impact of Policing reform on Crime in Nineteenth-Century London", London School of Economics.|
|1989||LL.M (with Merit), London School of Economics.|
|1984 - 1985||Inns of Court School of Law, Trinity Bars Finals.|
|1983 - 1984||PG Dip. Law, Polytechnic of Central London.|
|1978 - 1982||MA History, St Andrews University.|
|2008 -||Reader in Law, Kingston University Law School.|
|1994 - 1996, 2000-2002||Niigata University Law Faculty, Japan (un-paid sabbatical from Kingston University).|
|1989 - 2008||Senior Law Lecturer, Kingston University Law School.|
|1987 - 1993||Pupillage/Door Tenant, Coomon Law/Crime.|
|1986 - 1989, 1990 - 1994||Inns of Court School of Law, Lecturer.|
Book on eighteenth century crime/magistrates in the London area.
Evidence: Text and Materials OUP, 2008.
Victims and Viragos: Women, Crime and the Eighteenth-Century Justice System, Abramis, 2007.
Crime & Justice in Early Modern England: 1500-1750, Barry Rose Law Publishing Ltd, 2004.
Witchcraft and Witch Trials: A History of English Witchcraft 1542-1736. Barry Rose Law Publishing Ltd, 2000.
Moll Flanders: An Analysis of Eighteenth Century Criminal Biography, Barry Rose Law Publishing Ltd, 1997
Chapters in Books
'The admissibility of novel 'fields' of expert evidence', Justice of the Peace, vol. 169, 2006, at pp.968-971.
'Absent Witnesses and Human Rights' Justice of the Peace, vol. 169, 2006, at pp.424-428.
'Rape in the Eighteenth Century Metropolis: Part 2' British Journal of Eighteenth Century Studies Spring 2006, at pp.15-31.
'Magwitch's Forbears: Returning from Transportation in Eighteenth-Century London' Australian Journal of Legal History, 2006, at pp.137-158.
Review of 'Crime and Justice: 1750-1950' (2005) B. Godfrey and P. Lawrence, The Law Teacher, 2006, vol. 40(3), pp.356-358.
'The Evidence of Absent Witnesses under the Criminal Justice Act 2003' Journal of Criminal Law 2005 69(3), pp.256-263
'Rape in the Eighteenth Century Metropolis: Part 1' British Journal of Eighteenth-Century Studies Autumn 2005 issue 28.2, pp.167-179
'Confession Evidence and the Meaning of 'Adverse'' New Law Journal 2005, 155 (7190), pp.1292-1294
'Similar Fact Evidence in Civil Cases' The Commercial Litigation Journal, Issue 2, September 2005, pp.
Gregory has presented a number of papers at conferences in the UK, Japan and Australia.
Association of Law Teachers
Society of Legal Scholars
Middle Temple Blackstone Entrance Exhibition 1984
Middle Temple Jamieson Award 1985
Middle Temple Blackstone Pupillage Award 1986
PCL Mooting Prize (shared) 1984.