Dr. Marc Stauch

Dr. Stauch hält die Vorlesung Academic Writing.





Work experience

since 2008 Research Fellow at the Center for the Philosophy and Ethics of Science (Research Group: Medical Law und Bioethics).
until 2008 Lecturer/Researcher at the Centre of British Studies, Humboldt University, Berlin
1993 - 2003 Lecturer of Law in England, at Nottingham Trent University and the University of Leicester
1993 Admission by the Law Society as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales




2009 Received a Doctorate (Dr. jur.) from the University of Goettingen for his dissertation on medical negligence law in England and Germany.
1993 Awarding of M.A. (Oxon.) by Oxford
1989 - 1991 Studies of Law at the London Guildhall University
1986 - 1989 Studies of Politics, Philosophy, and Economics at the University of Oxford (Keble College)



Main areas of research

Medical Law and Bioethics, Law of Obligations, Jurisprudence and Comparative Law



Teaching areas

English for Law (The English Law of Obligations)
Legal Academic Writing





Stauch, M. (2008): The Law of Medical Negligence in England and Germany – a Comparative Analysis, Oxford: Hart Publishing (ISBN 978-1-84113-646-2) (publisher’s info page: click here).

Stauch, M. & Wheat, K. with Tingle, J. (2006): Text, Cases and Materials on Medical Law, Abingdon: Routledge-Cavendish, Third edition (ISBN 978-1-85941-934-2) (publisher’s info page: click here).


Articles and Commentaries

(2011) "Patient Safety and Clinical Risk Management in Germany", in Tingle, J. and Bark, P. (eds) Patient Safety, Law Policy and Practice, Abingdon: Routledge.


(2010): "Die Pflichten eines Krankenhauses nach Art. 2 der Europäischen Menschenrechtskonvention, den Suizid eines Patienten zu verhindern (Entscheidung des englischen House of Lords vom 10. Dezember 2008)" Zeitschrift für Europäisches Privatrecht 18: 680.

(2009): “’Material Contribution’ as a Response to Causal Uncertainty: Time for a Rethink”, Cambridge Law Journal 68: 27.

(2005): “Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide in German Law”, Contemporary Issues in Law 7: 301.

(2005): “Approaches to Fault in German Tort Law”, Torts Law Journal 13: 242.

(2005): “Causation and Confusion with regard to Non-Disclosure of Medical Risks: Chester v Afshar”, Nottingham Law Journal 14: 66.

(2002) "The Legal Issues Arising from Re B (Adult: Refusal of Medical Treatment)", Journal of Medical Ethics 28: 232.

(2001): "Risk and Remoteness of Damage in Negligence", Modern Law Review 64: 191.

(2001): "Pregnancy and the Human Rights Act 1998" in Garwood-Gowers, A. & Tingle, J. (eds) Healthcare law: the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998, London: Cavendish Publishing.

(2000): “Causal Authorship and the Equality Principle: a Defence of the Acts/Omissions Distinction in Euthanasia" Journal of Medical Ethics 26: 237.

(2000) " Taking the Consequences for Failure to Warn of Medical Risks: Chappel v Hart", Modern Law Review 63: 261 (cited by the House of Lords in Chester v Afshar [2004] UKHL 41).

(1999): "Is there a Common Law Duty to Disclose Genetic Information?", Jahrbuch für Recht und Ethik 7: 209, Berlin: Duncker & Humblot.

(1997): "Causation, Risk and Loss of Chance in Medical Negligence", Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 17: 205 (cited by the High Court of Australia in Chappel v Hart (1998) 72 ALJR 1344 and Naxakis v Western General Hospital [1999] HCA 22).

(1997): "Court-Authorised Caesarian Sections and the Principle of Patient Autonomy: Re MB (an Adult: Medical Treatment)", Nottingham Law Journal 6: 74.

(1995): "Rationality and the Refusal of Medical Treatment: a Critique of the Recent Approach of the English Courts", Journal of Medical Ethics 21: 162.