Dr Marson's first academic appointment was in 1997 where he was engaged as a research assistant at the Business School of Sheffield Hallam University. He worked on a research project funded by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants investigating supply chains and non-vertical integration between organisations. In 2002 he moved to the University of Sheffield to complete research funded by the Department for Constitutional Affairs. He co-authored a research report investigating quality of advice and access to justice in the not-for-profit advice sector. In 2003 he was appointed Senior Lecturer in Commercial Law at Sheffield Hallam.
During his lectureship he has undertaken many academic and administrative roles. He has been the link tutor responsible for the collaborative partnership developed by the law department; he has been year tutor and acted as the Department’s Lead for the Learning and Teaching Institute. He was the first Course Leader for the Graduate Diploma in Law and holds external examiner positions. In 2012 he gained Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy and sits on Sheffield Hallam’s internal accreditation panel for Fellowship of the Academy.
He has published many articles in refereed journals. More recently he has concentrated his efforts on developing a range of books on the topics of Business Law and Employment Law. He has three books already in publication, he has commissioned to prepare a further text on employment for Routledge to be published in 2014, and recently he was asked to be the new cases editor for the Web Journal of Current Legal Issues and have been undertaking critical reviews of article submissions.
Specialist areas of interest
Dr Marson is module leader for law and non-law modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
His main areas of teaching interest are Business Law, EU Law and Employment Law. In these areas he is particularly interested in corporate governance and the role of directors. He also researches and teaches enforcement mechanisms in EU Law, particularly the domestic levels of enforcement and the barriers they create to access to justice. In Employment Law he has an interest in employment status and dismissals.
Department Of Law and Criminology
Social Sciences and Humanities
Dr Marson has always been a research active member of staff with several publications in areas including intellectual property; enforcement mechanisms in European Law, the increasing significance of clinical legal education in law departments, and studies investigating the impact of the law and legal advice in employment law and social exclusion. He has experience of successfully completing funded research projects.
Marson, J., & Ferris, K. (2020). The compatibility of English law with the motor vehicle insurance directives: The courts giveth… at least until brexit day. Law quarterly review.
Marson, J., Ferris, K., & Fletcher, N. (2019). EU motor insurance law in the UK, accidents on the road and responsibilities off IT. EU Law Analysis. http://eulawanalysis.blogspot.com/2019/05/eu-motor-insuance-law-in-uk-accidents.html
Dickinson, J., Bennett, E., & Marson, J. (2019). Challenges facing green space: is statute the answer? Journal of place management and development, 12 (1), 121-138. http://doi.org/10.1108/JPMD-09-2017-0091
Marson, J., Ferris, K., & Kawalek, A. (2019). A vineyard in a law clinic: the practical application of a therapeutic jurisprudence philosophy in a UK law clinic. Singapore Journal of Legal Studies, 124, 124-146. http://law.nus.edu.sg/sjls/archive.asp?strSearchGeneralOption=2&strSearchType=bas&strSearchGeneral=&Search=Search
Marson, J., Ferris, K., & Kawalek, A. (2019). A Vineyard in a Law Clinic: The Practical Application of a Therapeutic Jurisprudence Philosophy in a UK Law Clinic. .
Ferris, K., Cameron, D., Jenkins, A., & Marson, J. (2018). The consequences of the BREXIT vote on management attitudes to recruitment in the hospitality industry. Business Law Review, 39 (4). http://www.kluwerlawonline.com/abstract.php?id=BULA2018020
Marson, J., Ferris, K., & Nicholson, A. (2018). Brexit means Brexit: What does it mean for the Protection of Third Party Victims and the Road Traffic Act? Statute Law Review, 39 (2), 211-227. http://doi.org/10.1093/slr/hmx006
Marson, J., Ferris, K., & Nicholson, A. (2017). Irreconcilable differences? The Road Traffic Act and the European Motor Vehicle Insurance Directives. The Journal of Business Law, 1, 51-70.
Marson, J., Ferris, K., & Tudor, C. (2017). Family reunion in a university law clinic: a model for law schools? European Journal of Current Legal Issues, 23 (2). http://webjcli.org/index
Marson, J., & Ferris, K. (2017). Motor vehicle insurance law: ignoring the lessons from King Rex. Business Law Review, 38 (5), 178-186. http://www.kluwerlawonline.com/abstract.php?area=Journals&id=BULA2017028
Dickinson, J., & Marson, J. (2017). Greenspace governance: statutory solutions from Scotland? Statute Law Review. http://doi.org/10.1093/slr/hmx031
Marson, J., & Ferris, K. (2017). The Uninsured Drivers’ Agreement 2015 as a Legitimate Source of Authority. Statute Law Review, 38 (2), 133-146. http://doi.org/10.1093/slr/hmw043
Ferris, K., & Marson, J. (2016). Which is the Applicable Law in Recovery of Losses from an Uninsured Driver? Moreno v The Motor Insurers’ Bureau  UKSC 52. European Journal of Current Legal Issues, 22 (3). http://webjcli.org/article/view/508/672
Marson, J., & Ferris, K. (2016). Delaney and the Motor Vehicle Insurance Directives : lessons for the teaching of EU law. Law Teacher, 51 (4), 411-427. http://doi.org/10.1080/03069400.2016.1201742
Marson, J., & Ferris, K. (2016). Collective redress : broadening EU enforcement through state liability? European Business Law Review, 27 (3).
Marson, J., & Ferris, K. (2015). The transposition and efficacy of EU rights. Indirect effect and a coming of age of state liability? Business Law Review, 36 (4), 158-168. http://www.kluwerlawonline.com/abstract.php?id=BULA2015021
Marson, J. (2014). Hitting employers where it hurts : Gülay Bollacke vKock. Web journal of current legal issues, 20 (2). http://webjcli.org/index
Ferris, K., & Marson, J. (2014). Does disability begin at 40? Karsten Kaltoft vKommunernes Landsforening (KL), acting on behalf ofthe Municipality of Billund (Advocate General'sOpinion) . Web Journal of Current Legal Issues, 20 (3). http://webjcli.org/article/view/373/476
Marson, J. (2013). The end of the opportunistic breach of contract!The elective theory of repudiatory breach prevails :Societe Generale, London Branch v Geys  UKSC63. Web Journal of Current Legal Issues, 19 (2). http://webjcli.org/index
Marson, J. (2013). Dismiss, upset and breach - just don’t suspend : thefalse dawn of damages for future losses. A casenote on Edwards v Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHSFoundation Trust  UKSC 58,  2 AC 22. Web journal of current legal issues, 19 (1). http://webjcli.org/article/view/206/276
Marson, J., & Ferris, K. (2008). Advisors v Legal Services Commission : which is the appropriate measure of quality advice? Web journal of current legal issues, 14 (4). http://www.bailii.org/uk/other/journals/WebJCLI/2008/issue4/marson4.html
Marson, J. (2006). The limitations to workers accessing EU rights: awareness, advice and enforcement. Liverpool Law Review, 27 (2), 173-202. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10991-006-9004-z
van Hoorebeek, M., & Marson, J. (2005). Teaching and technology transfer as alternative revenue streams: a primer on the potential legal implications for UK universities. International Journal of Educational Management, 19 (1), 36-47. http://doi.org/10.1108/09513540510574939
Marson, J., Wilson, A., & van Hoorebeek, M. (2005). The necessity of clinical legal education in university law schools: a UK Perspective. International journal of clinical legal education, 7, 29-43. http://northumbriajournals.co.uk/index.php/ijcle/article/view/95
Marson, J. (2005). Social exclusion : pathways or roadblocks? An analysis of advisory agencies. Web journal of current legal issues, 11 (5). http://www.bailii.org/uk/other/journals/WebJCLI/2005/issue5/marson5.html
Marson, J. (2004). Holes in the safety net? State liability and the need for private law enforcement. Liverpool Law Review, 25 (2), 113-134. http://doi.org/10.1023/B:LLLL.0000040550.37704.81
Marson, J. (2004). Access to justice: a deconstructionist approach to horizontal direct effect. Web journal of current legal issues, 10 (4). http://www.bailii.org/uk/other/journals/WebJCLI/2004/issue4/index.html
Marson, J., & van Hoorebeek, M. (2004). Electronic submission and the movement towards a paperless law office in a modern university. The Law Teacher, 38 (1), 27-40. http://doi.org/10.1080/03069400.2004.9993142
Marson, J., Cullen, J., Berry, A., Seal, W., Dunlop, A., & Ahmed, M. (1999). Interfirm supply chains: The contribution of management accounting. Management accounting, 77 (6), 30-32.
Marson, J., & Massey, P. (1998). The strategic use of IT in the supply chain. Journal of Financial Information Systems.
Marson, J., & Ferris, K. (n.d.). After arrival, the problems facing refugees and their families : a clinical legal response. International Journal of Clinical Legal Education, 25 (2). http://www.northumbriajournals.co.uk/index.php/ijcle
Marson, J., & Ferris, K. (n.d.). For the want of certainty: Vnuk, Juliana and Andrade and the obligation to insure. Modern Law Review.
Marson, J., & Van Hoorebeek, M. (2005). Copyright: the European dimension. In Law, libraries and technology. (pp. 17-42). Oxford: Chandos Publishing Ltd
Marson, J., & Ferris, K. (2019). Business Law Concentrate 4e. (4). Oxford University Press.
Marson, J., & Ferris, K. (2018). Business Law (5th edition). Oxford University Press. https://global.oup.com/ukhe/product/business-law-9780198766285?cc=gb&lang=en&
Marson, J., & Ferris, K. (2016). Business law concentrate. 3e. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
Marson, J., & Ferris, K. (2015). Business law. 4th ed. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press.
Marson, J. (2014). Beginning employment law. Routledge.
Marson, J. (2013). Business law concentrate. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Marson, J. (2013). Business law. 3rd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Marson, J. (2011). Business law. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Marson, J. (2011). Employment law 2010-2011. 7th ed. Abingdon: Routledge.
Marson, J. (2011). Employment law 2012-2013. 8th ed. Abingdon: Routledge.
Marson, J. (2010). Business law concentrate. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Marson, J. (2009). Business law. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Marson, J. (2008). Employment law. 6th ed. Abingdon: Routledge.
Theses / Dissertations
White, A. (2019). Surveillance law, data retention and risks to democracy and rights. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Marson, J. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00158
Kawalek, A. (2018). Therapeutic Jurisprudence: the Application to an England and Wales Review Court. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Marson, J. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00139
Watkins-Smith, D.J. (2017). Torture and coercive interrogation: A critical discussion. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Burton, S., & Marson, J. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00012
Hargreaves, R.J. (2017). The developments of minimum wage legislation in the United Kingdom. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Marson, J. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00002
White, E.C. (2017). A critical analysis of the legal history of vicarious liability and its applications. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Marson, J. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00069
He is an external examiner for the University of East Anglia.
He is the cases editor for the Web Journal of Current Legal Issues.