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Claire Illingworth



Claire Illingworth
LLB Hons (Hull), LPC (The College of Law, York), Solicitor (non-practising), PGCPHE (BPP), Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Senior Lecturer

3 Year LLB Programme Leader (Year 2)

Module Leader - Family Law in Practice

Joint Module Leader - Advanced Legal Skills

Following my undergraduate studies I completed the LPC at The College of Law (now the University of Law) and then commenced my training contract at a general practice in Leeds. I qualified as a Solicitor in 2004, specialising in family law. I then moved into higher education and joined BPP Law School in Leeds as a lecturer, teaching the LPC, LLM Legal Practice and LLB. During my 15 years at BPP I held module leader and programme leader roles and also assisted with the Legal Advice Clinic. My specialist teaching areas are family and property law, together with various legal skills including interviewing, advocacy, accounts and professional conduct. 

I also completed the PGCPHE and gained Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (Advance HE). I joined York Law School as a Lecturer in October 2021.

I am currently the Programme Leader for the Undergraduate LLB with particular responsibility for Year 2 and I teach on the following undergraduate modules:

  • LLB Year 1: Foundations in Law.
  • LLB Year 2: Advanced Legal Skills (designer and joint module leader), Family Law and Foundations in Law.
  • LLB Year 3: Dissertation supervisor; Criminal Law, Criminal Process and Children (Case Study); Family Law in Practice (designer and module leader); Clinic supervisor.  

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Claire Illingworth
York Law School

Tel: +44 (0)1904 32 5802 Zoom phone 01904 325884