BA Hons (Essex), PGCE (Leeds), PG Dip and LPC (Hudds), LLM (Hudds)
Associate Lecturer/PBL Tutor
I joined York Law School as a PBL Tutor in September 2016.
After gaining a BA Hons. in English and European Literature at Essex University I qualified as a secondary school teacher in 1993. I taught English and Special Educational Needs for several years in a variety of schools and colleges but then decided to pursue a career in law. I completed the Post Graduate Diploma in Law (CPE) and Legal Practice Course (LPC) at Huddersfield University in 1998. After a brief spell at DLA (now DLP Piper) in Leeds as a trainee solicitor, I returned to education as a part-time lecturer at Huddersfield University until 2016. During this time I taught on a wide range of modules and programmes including the LLB and PG Dip Law (GDL).
Alongside my lecturing role, I worked at Sweet and Maxwell (now Thomson Reuters) initially as a senior editor and then as Training and Development Team Leader. I designed and delivered a cross-company bespoke training programme for non-lawyers and indexed a number of leading practitioner textbooks. I also authored case digests for Westlaw and I currently index European Current Law. Since 2013 I have worked as a freelance legal researcher for MBL Seminars, a leading learning and development provider for lawyers and professional service firms.
In 2016 I gained an LLM in Legal Practice; my thesis topic was disability discrimination in the context of the Equality Act 2010, EU law and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
I have a particular interest in the voluntary and charitable sectors having worked as a volunteer adviser and case worker at Rochdale Law Centre and various Citizens' Advice Bureaux. My particular areas of interest are employment law, equality/discrimination law and EU law.