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Mr Eric Baskind

Mr Eric Baskind

Telephone: 0151 231 3978

Biography

Eric is senior lecturer in the School of Law teaching across the LLB and LLM programmes. He is module leader for Commercial Law, Sports Law, Mooting and International Dispute Resolution. He is also a member of the Criminal Law teaching team.

He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Member of the Society of Legal Scholars and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Eric is Master of Moots at the school of law, LJMU, and National Adjudicator for the English Speaking Union/Essex Court Chambers National Mooting Competition. Eric is also admissions tutor for the part-time LLB degree.

Eric is the author of:
• Commercial Law (Oxford University Press), 2013
• Commercial Law Concentrate (Oxford University Press), 2012, 2014, 2015
• Mooting: The Definitive Guide (Routledge), 2016

Eric is also a consultant in the prevention and management of violence and aggression and in the use of physical interventions. He has been instructed as an expert witness both in the UK and in other countries in more than 3,000 cases involving restraint-related injuries and deaths and martial art systems. He holds black belts in a number of martial arts including ju-jitsu where is graded to 7th Dan.

Amongst the organisations he is currently advising are:
• the High Secure Hospitals at Ashworth, Rampton, Broadmoor and Carstairs where he is the Independent Expert Advisor to the Violence Reduction Manual Steering Group
• the Security Industry Authority where he chairs an expert panel reviewing the management of violence and aggression and use of force in connection with the SIA’s licence-linked qualifications
• the College of Policing’s Mental Health Restraint Expert Reference Group where he leads the work on restraint practices
• the British Ju-Jitsu Association Governing Body where he is honorary lawyer and advisor in physical restraint

Eric gave both written and oral evidence to The Lord Carlile of Berriew QC Independent Inquiry into the Use of Physical Restraint in Prisons, Secure Training Centres, and Local Authority Secure Children’s Homes, held in the House of Lords, 2006 and 2011. He was also a Commissioner serving on the National Independent Commission on Enforced Removals with specific responsibility for advising on the management of violence and aggression and the safe use of restraint. The Commission was chaired by Lord Ramsbotham, GCB, CBE, formerly Chief Inspector of Her Majesty’s Prisons, and was established in March 2012 following the death of Mr Jimmy Mubenga who died whilst being restrained during his deportation from the UK.

Eric is Chairman of the Centre for Physical Interventions at the British Self Defence Governing Body (BSDGB), a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the improvement in personal safety and to the reduction in violence and aggression in the workplace. He is a Member of the European Violence in Psychiatry Research Group and the European Network for Training in the Management of Aggression.

Eric is the author of:
• Defend Yourself: the Complete Guide to Personal Safety (Pelham Books, London, 1993).
• Coercive Measures in the Management of Imminent Violence: Restraint, Seclusion, and Enhanced Observation in Violence in Mental Health Settings: Causes, Consequences, Management (Springer-Verlag, New York, 2007), (chapter co-author)

In 2014, Eric was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his outstanding work in the prevention and managing of violence and aggression.

Degrees

Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, LLB (Hons), (First Class)
Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, LLM, (Distinction)

Publications

Books

Baskind E. 2017. Commercial Law Concentrate Law Revision and Study Guide Oxford University Press 9780198803843

Baskind E. 2017. Mooting - The Definitive Guide Routledge

Baskind EI, Osbourne G, Roach L. 2016. Commercial Law Oxford University Press. London 9780198729358

Baskind E. 2013. Commercial Law Concentrate Law Revision and Study Guide Oxford University Press 9780199671991

Baskind E, Osborne G, Roach L. 2013. Commercial Law Oxford University Press 9780199664238

Baskind EI. 1994. Defend Yourself Pelham (Penguin)

Chapters

Baskind EI, Whittington R, Paterson B. 2006. Coercive Measures in the Management of Imminent Violence: Restraint, Seclusion and Enhanced Observation Richter D, Whittington R. Violence in Mental Health Settings Springer. America >Link

Journal Articles

Baskind EI, Sethi F, Parkes J, Paterson B, O'Brien A. Restraint in mental health settings; is it time to declare a position? British Journal of Psychiatry,

Engagement & Impact

Award:

Award title: Lifetime Achievement Award, Awarding body: Centre for Physical Interventions

Conference organisation:

Conference name: Annual Violence Reduction & Use of Force Conference, Position: Chair and Keynote speaker, URL: http://www.nfps.info/nfps-2016-conference

Conference name: Helping the IMBs to identify good and poor practice, Independent Monitoring Board's Immigration & Detention Estate, London, Position: speaker

Conference name: Making 'Positive & Safe' a Reality, South Staffordshire & Shropshire NHS Trust, Position: speaker

Conference name: Policy, Restraint Practice and the Law, European Network for Training in the Management of Aggression (ENTMA) Dublin, Position: speaker

Conference name: Policing and mental health: restraint, law, guidance and best practice. Why is there so much confusion and contradiction? Liverpool John Moores University., Position: speaker

Conference name: Dealing with violence and aggression in a fast-moving world – what have the past 5 years taught us? NFPS, London, Position: keynote speaker, URL: http://www.nfps.info/nfps-july-2015-seminar-videos

Conference name: What can the UK teach us about physical interventions? Landspitali, National University Hospital of Iceland, Reykjavik, Position: speaker

Conference name: National Association of Psychiatric Intensive Care Units (NAPICU), University of Warwick., Position: speaker, URL: http://napicu.org.uk/wp/events/annual-conference/

Conference name: Preventing Deaths in Police Custody, Position: Chair (Joint), URL: http://www.publicpolicyexchange.co.uk/events/DK21-PPE.php#details

Conference name: Law and Practice on the Use of Physical Restraint, Position: Keynote speaker, URL: http://www.nfps.info/law-abiding-revolution-2014

Conference name: Policy, Restraint Practice and the Law, European Network for Training in the Management of Aggression, Dublin, Ireland, Position: Speaker

Conference name: Implementing the National Objective to end Prone/Face Down Restraint: Examining Restraint Positions in Practice, Position: Chair, URL: http://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/national-objective-to-end-prone-face-down-restraint

External committees:

Committee name: Policing/Mental Health Expert Reference Group, Organisation: College of Policing, Position: Member. Lead for physical intervention.

Committee name: High Secure Services Steering Group (Violence Reduction and Physical Interventions), Organisation: High Security Hospitals (Broadmoor, Rampton, Ashworth, Carstairs), Position: Expert Advisor

Committee name: National Independent Commission on Enforced Removals, Organisation: Lord Ramsbotham; Citizens UK, Position: Commissioner

Committee name: Physical Intervention Skills Expert Panel, Organisation: Security Industry Authority (Home Office; SIA), Position: Chair

Committee name: Physical Intervention Skills Expert Panel, Organisation: Security Industry Authority (Home Office; SIA), Position: Chair

Fellowships:

Fellowship title: Royal Society for the Arts, Organisation: RSA

Fellowship title: Higher Education Academy, Organisation: Higher Education Academy

Membership of professional bodies:

Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators