Dr. Marc Stauch, M.A. (Oxon)

Marc Stauch


Work experience

since 2010 Academic Assistant at the Institute for Legal Informatics, Leibniz University Hanover
since 2008 Research Fellow at the Center for the Philosophy and Ethics of Science (Research Group: Medical Law und Bioethics).
2011 - 2014 guest lecturer on Queen Mary College, University London
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

Legal Academic Writing





Stauch, M. & Wheat, K. (2015): 'Medical Law and Ethics - Text, Cases and Materials', Abingdon: Routledge, 5th edition [http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138024038/]

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). Translated into Chinese 2012: Law Press, Beijing, ISBN 978 7511 83067 8.


Articles and Commentaries

(2017) "Data protection law", in P. Giliker (ed), Research Handbook on EU Tort Law, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK.
(2017) “Data Protection in Machine Translation under the GDPR”, in J. Porsiel (ed) Machinelle Übersetzung,BDÜ Fachverlag, Berlin. Zusammen mit P. Kamocki.

(2016) Using Patient Avatars to Promote Health Data Sharing Applications: Perspectives and Regulatory Challenges.
European Journal of Health Law 23(2):175. Zusammen mit A. Dahi, N. Forgó, und S. Jensen.


(2015) 'The 2013 German Patient Rights Act - Codifying Medical Malpractice Compensation', Journal of European Tort Law 6: 85.


(2013) 'The Draft Data ProtectionRegulation and the Secondary Use of Patient Data for Research: Projects amd Concerns' in Journal of professional Negligence 29: 72.


(2013) 'Using EHRS to design drug repostioning trails: a deolved approch to data protection' in International Review of Law, Computers and Technology 27. Together with N. Forgó and T. Krügel.


(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.




UK: Two New Court of Appeal Rulings on Subject Access Requests”
Beck Online, ZD-Aktuell 2017, 05682

UK: ICO Issues Guidance to Organisations on What to Expect and When in Relation to GDPR Implementation
Beck Online, ZD-Aktuell 2017, 05507

UK: Government Publishes Plans on Shape of UK Data Protection After Brexit
Beck Online, ZD-Aktuell 2017, 05781

UK: English Court of Appeal Rules on Legal Conditions for Sharing Private Health Information
Beck Online, ZD-Aktuell 2016, 05101

UK: Court decision quantifying damages for police misuse of passenger air travel data
Beck Online, ZD Aktuell 2016, 05389


UK: Vidal-Hall and Others v. Google Inc (zusammen mit M. Goralczyk)

Beck Online, ZD-Aktuell 2015, 04652


Max Mosley v Google Inc

Beck Online, ZD-Aktuell 2015, 04570


UK: Information Commissioner Issues Updated Guidance on Use of CCTV Cameras

Beck Online, ZD-Aktuell 2015, 04508


UK: AB v Ministry of Justice

Beck Online, ZD-Aktuell 2014, 04456


The UK care.data (GP patient records) initiative – a tale of distrust, dissent and delay

Beck Online, ZD-Aktuell 2014, 04288


UK Enacts New Data Retention Law Following Annulment of Data Protection Directive

Beck Online, ZD-Aktuell 2014, 04287


UK: Vidal-Hall and Others vs Google Inc

Beck Online, ZD-Aktuell 2014, 03961


UK: South Lanarkshire Council vs The Scottish Information Commissioner

Beck Online, ZD-Aktuell 2014, 03874


UK: ICO Issues Guidance on “Bring Your Own Device” Workplace Practices Following Data Breaches

Beck Online, ZD-Aktuell 2013, 03833


UK: Data Protection Authority publishes interim response to new initiatives for sharing National Health Service patient data

Beck Online, ZD-Aktuell 2013, 03835


English Court of Appeal: Issues Relating to the Appropriate Method of Awarding Damages for a Breach of Data Protection Law

Beck Online, ZD-Aktuell 2013, 03720


UK: The Rugby Football Union vs. Viagogo Ltd.

Beck Online, ZD-Aktuell 2013, 03442


Grinyer vs. Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust

ZD-Aktuell 2012, 03229


UK: High Court zur Definition „personenbezogene Daten“

ZD-Aktuell 2012, 02732