Mr Stephen Bunbury

Stephen Bunbury LLB (Hons) LLM PgDip Pg Cert FHEA is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Westminster and has been teaching at the Law School since 2006. Stephen was appointed to his first full time academic post at Westminster Law School in 2009 as a Lecturer in Law, and in 2010 was promoted to Senior Lecturer in Law. He is the module leader for a number of subject areas and teaches on the undergraduate programmes (LLB) and at postgraduate level (GDL and LLM) in other higher education institutions. Stephen holds an LLB (Hons), LLM in Employment Law, Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (Legal Practice Course) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education.

Stephen's expertise lies in contract law, consumer law, tort, medical law, employment law, disability discrimination and legal skills. He is an active research member of staff and has published in the area of employment law, discrimination law and legal skills. Stephen is currently enrolled on the MA in Higher Education and is currently working towards his PhD. He is also an external examiner for LLB modules in higher education institutions, and is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. In 2009 he was a research assistant for a funded empirical research project entitled,'The next generation of legal aid solicitors: the LSC's Training Grants Scheme'. The project was led by Sylvie Bacquet, Andrew Boon, Lisa Webley, and Avis Whyte. Stephen has also peer reviewed articles for publication in the Entertainment Law Journal.

Stephen is jointly supervising a PhD candidate with Professor Lisa Webley in the area of medical law. The research focuses on the so-called, reproductive torts and the Courts treatment of these claims (and the claimants who bring these claims). In particular, it considers the functions of the reproductive tort and seeks to provide a theoretical framework upon which a fair and just analysis of these particular claims can be understood and assessed. It further seeks to critically consider the future adjudication of family planning malpractice in the United Kingdom. Stephen welcomes potential research student enquiries in his research areas.

Stephen has also been the disability tutor/co-ordinator for the Law School, which involved overseeing disabled students, and providing advice to staff and students on disability matters. In addition, he was responsible for ensuring that reasonable adjustments were in place, he has also attended various panels and committees in the University in which complicated disability issues were considered.

Research Interests

  • Employment Law
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • Contract Law
  • Legal Skills

Professional Membership

  • Society of Legal Scholars (SLS)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy



Longman Law Bespoke Custom Publishing Programme, Pearson UK, available at

Bunbury, S. (2012), Finding Secondary Sources, Longman Law Bespoke Custom Publishing Programme, (Pearson UK). 

Bunbury, S. (2012), Using Secondary Sources, Longman Law Bespoke Custom Publishing Programme, (Pearson UK).


Stone, R and Bunbury, S. (2012), (contributed diagrams and examiner annotations), Questions and Answers, Contract Law, 10th edition. (London: Routledge). 

Lockton, D and Bunbury, S. (2012) (contributed diagrams), Questions and Answers, Employment Law, 8th edition (London: Routledge).