Policy Press


Following the COVID-19 pandemic many of us will have become more aware of the ways in which the law can impact our lives. As we look at events happening across the world it feels more important than ever to understand how the legal system works, where injustices are taking place, and how the law might need to develop to better respond to changes in our global society. 

We have a great range of books to help readers develop their understanding of legal issues; from engaging works on current affairs and topics of public interest, to interdisciplinary monographs and international edited collections based on the latest research. We also publish short books which allow readers to quickly get to grips with developing areas or laws in need of reform.

Our Law list has a focus on justice and human rights, exploring the way the law works to protect the things that are most important to our society. We publish authors whose experience and expertise puts them in a unique position to examine weaknesses in the law, authors who can shine a spotlight on injustice and put forward compelling proposals for change in policy and practice.

We are actively seeking to commission work which engages with contemporary socio-legal issues and explores the way the law is responding, or failing to respond, to everyday challenges in local and global contexts.

If you have an idea for a new book that fits with our approach and which you would like to discuss please contact our editor Helen Davis (details and contact information below).

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Helen Davis

Meet the Editor

Helen Davis, Publisher

My previous commissioning roles include working at Oxford University Press and the British Red Cross.

As an editor, it’s important to me to be able to develop books which fit with our mission to help shape our understanding of law and society. It is a privilege to work with authors who are focused on justice and rights, exploring the way the law works to protect the things that are most important to our society.

If you are interested in writing for our Law list, please contact me at helen.davis@bristol.ac.uk or visit our information for authors page to download our proposal guidelines.