Editors’ Profiles

The editors of this blog are:

Professor Alan Bogg (University of Bristol) – Editor

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Alan Bogg is Professor of Labour Law at the University of Bristol. He is Co-Director of the Bristol Centre for Law at Work. Previously, he was Professor of Labour Law at the University of Oxford.

Professor Hugh Collins FBA (London School of Economics) – Editor

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Hugh Collins FBA is the Cassel Professor of Commercial Law at the London School of Economics.  His books include Labour Law Cambridge UP 2nd edn (with KD Ewing and A McColgan), Employment Law 2nd edn (OUP), and Foundations of Indirect Discrimination Law(ed with T Khaitan) (Hart Publishing).

Dr Hitesh Dhorajiwala (Devereux Chambers and UCL) – Editor

Hitesh Dhorajiwala is a barrister at Devereux Chambers, London, and an Assistant Lecturer at UCL Laws. His research focuses on the question of work relationship status in English Law, and the organisation of rights to work relationships.

Professor Michael Ford QC (Old Square Chambers) – Editor

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Michael Ford QC is a QC at Old Square Chambers and a fee-paid Employment Judge. His principal areas of research and practice are labour law, EU law and human rights, on which he has written widely. He has appeared several times in the European Court of Justice, most recently in Lock v British Gas, and in the European Court of Human Rights (e.g. RMT v United Kingdom).

He is on the EHRC ‘A’ panel of specialist counsel and acted for them in the successful challenge to fees in the employment tribunal (R (UNISON) v Lord Chancellor). He was Employment Junior of the Year in 2013 and Employment Silk of the Year in 2015.  Recently he advised the TUC on the implications of Brexit for workers’ rights and was the Special Advisor to the BEIS Select Committee which considered the Taylor Report.

His real interest in life is cycling (e.g. member of GB road squad, 1st Jock Wadley road race, 1st Tour of Surrey,  4th Tour of the Peak, 5th Ronde de L’Oise).

Professor Virginia Mantouvalou (UCL) – Editor

Virginia Mantouvalou is Professor of Human Rights and Labour Law at UCL, Faculty of Laws. She is a member of the Editorial Committee of the Modern Law Review, and was previously joint editor of Current Legal Problems. Her books include Structural Injustice and Workers’ Rights (OUP 2023), the Philosophical Foundations of Labour Law (edited with Hugh Collins and Gillian Lester; OUP, 2018), Debating Social Rights (with Conor Gearty; Hart 2011), and The Right to Work: Legal and Philosophical Perspectives (ed, Hart 2015).

Danielle Worden (UCL) – Editorial Assistant


Danielle is a PhD Candidate at UCL, Faculty of Laws. Her research focuses on the intersection between labour rights and human rights in relation to sex workers. Danielle is also an Employment Tribunal Caseworker for the United Voices of the World, an independent grassroots trade union.

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