Dr Scott Summers is an Associate Tutor at the University of East Anglia, teaching on the UG 'Law in Practice' module and the PG 'Legal Skills and Research' module.

Scott is also a Senior Research Data Management Officer at the UK Data Archive. He is involved in a range of activities within the Collections Development and Producer Relations team. In particular, he works proactively with researchers, ESRC grant holders and Research Centres and longitudinal cohort studies to achieve good data management practices and metadata standards and to optimise the sharing and archiving of data for research within the context of the ESRC Research Data Policy. In addition, he develops protocols and guidelines, and assists in external training and capacity building.

His PhD thesis, entitled ‘EU Cartel Enforcement and its Compliance with Procedural Rights: How can its Effectiveness be Enhanced?’ (UEA Law School, 2011-2015), considered whether the European Commission's cartel enforcement policies comply with procedural rights and the rights enshrined within the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). In particular, it assessed the Commission's fining policy, leniency policy and direct settlement policy against the ECHR, procedural rights and the relevant jurisprudence. Further to this, the research considered whether the Commission applies its policies equally to undertakings in practice and how its effectiveness can be enhanced.

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Key Research Interests

Scott has active research interests in:

  • EU Competition Law
  • The UK Criminal Cartel Offence
  • Data Management
  • Data Protection
  • Data Privacy
  • Oil and Gas Law