Shaun graduated with a First Class honours in his LLB degree at the University of East Anglia in 2012, winning both the Charles Herbert-Smith Memorial Prize and the UEA Law School Prize in 2011 and 2012 respectively. These prizes were awarded for, respectively, achieving the best result in second and third year assessments. He was then subsequently awarded an LLM with Distinction in 2014 from UEA, receiving a full-fee scholarship for the duration of his LLM studies.
Shaun was awarded a Faculty of Social Sciences Studentship for his PhD studies in 2014. Shaun’s doctrinal thesis is provisionally entitled “Albany Revisited: Collective Agreements and Competition Law.”
Shaun has also taught on a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
Key Research Interests
Shaun’s PhD thesis looks at the interplay between labour law and competition law, with a specific focus on the decision in Albany and whether we need an exemption for collective agreements under Article 101 TFEU. It adopts a doctrinal approach, with two comparative chapters looking at the US and Germany.
Shaun has presented his work at a number of conferences and seminars to an academic and practitioner audience. These papers have included a competitive analysis of the TUC’s principles and an exploration of the differences of approach in the cases of Albany and Wouters. For the TUC Paper, Shaun was awarded the UEA Law School Award for Outstanding Presentation for a Research Student in 2015. Shaun has published a short case comment in the International Labor Rights Cases journal, edited a chapter on Pre-Trial Civil Procedure, and currently has a paper under review.