Dr. Michael Stockdale
Dr Michael Stockdale is Director of the Centre for Evidence and Criminal Justice Studies and Director of Staff and Building Development in the School of Law at Northumbria University, where he has lectured since 1983. He has taught evidence since 1986 and written numerous books, articles and other publications in the fields of criminal and civil evidence. He currently teaches criminal and civil evidence on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes including the LLB (Hons) Full Time, Part Time and Open Learning programmes, the LLB (Hons)/M Law Exempting Degree, the BSC in Forensic Science and the LLM's in Medical Law and Child Care. He is frequently consulted on evidential issues both by practising barristers and by supervisors/firms within the Law School's Student Law Office (which deals with a live client caseload).
Jonathan Bainbridge is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Law, Northumbria University. He is a solicitor (now non-practicing) and teaches Business Law and Practice, Sales, Acquisitions and Corporate Finance on the Legal Practice Course and the LLB (Hons)/M Law Exempting degree. He has taught both criminal and civil evidence to undergraduates. He is interested in the implications for professionals of money laundering regime under both the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, as amended by the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005, the Money Laundering Regulations 2003 and the consultation about the new Money Laundering Regulations 2007 implementing the 3rd Money Laundering Directive.
John Bates is a practising solicitor and Senior Lecturer at the School of Law, Northumbria University. He currently teaches tort, civil litigation and evidence on the LLB (Hons)/M Law Exempting degree and tort on the LLB (Hons) and GDL/CPE programmes. He also teaches the Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury Litigation option on the Bar Professional Training Course. Before joining the School of Law, John spent several years in private practice and was a director/partner in a leading Peterborough law firm, where his practice focussed on personal injury and employment litigation. He is a supervisor in the Student Law Office at Northumbria.
Joanne Clough is a practising solicitor and full time lecturer in the School of Law at Northumbria University. Before joining the School of Law, Joanne worked as a full time specialist in criminal defence work for a number of firms both in Bristol and later, in Co Durham. Joanne is a fully accredited member of both the Police Station and the Court Duty Solicitor schemes. She teaches crime, criminal litigation and criminal evidence on the LLB full time undergraduate programme and also teaches criminal law on the LLB part time and open learning undergraduate degrees. She is a Supervisor in the Student Law Office at Northumbria.
Lisa Down is Senior Lecturer in Law at the School of Law at Northumbria University, where she has taught since 2002. She teaches Evidence, Opinion Writing, Conferencing and the Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence option on the Bar Professional Training Course. For her LLM, Lisa completed research into the new bad character provisions and the Criminal Justice Act 2003. She also regularly updates the Cavendish Law Cards on Evidence. Lisa is actively involved in the Student Law Office at Northumbria where she offers assistance in the consideration of evidential matters. Lisa is the Programme Leader of the part-time Bar Professional Training Course.
Ross Fletcher is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the School of Law at Northumbria University, where he has lectured since 2002. He currently teaches civil procedure on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes including the LLB (Hons)/M Law Bar Exempting Programme and the Bar Professional Training Course, as well as Company Law on the LLM Commercial Law Full Time and Distance Learning Programmes. He is also Programme Leader on the LLM Commercial Law Distance Learning Programme and is in charge of the Law School's successful Mooting programme.
Richard Glancey graduated from Northumbria University with an LLB (Hons) Law Exempting degree in 2006. He then completed a training contract with a leading North East Legal Aid firm of solicitors before returning to Northumbria University as a lecturer in 2008. Richard is the module tutor for Public Law on the LLB (Hons) Part-time and Open Learning degrees and on the GDL at both Full-time and Distance Learning. He also teaches Civil Liberties and Civil Rights in Practice on the LLB (Hons)/M Law programme.
Judith Gowland is a full-time senior lecturer in the School of Law at Northumbria University. Before joining the School of Law, Judith worked as a full-time specialist in criminal defence work for a number of firms in the North East and became a fully accredited member of both the Police Station and the Court Duty Solicitor schemes. Judith currently teaches criminal litigation on the LPC and Foundations on the LLB full-time undergraduate programme. Judith is Programme Leader on the GDL full-time programme. Additionally, Judith supervises students working in a criminal firm in the Student Law Office at Northumbria.
Dr Jackie Harvey
Dr Jackie Harvey is Professor of Financial Management and academic leader of the financial management, risk and performance subject group. Her research is focused in the area of criminal financial management, in particular money laundering. Early outputs considered costs and benefits of regulatory compliance whilst recent work has focused on effectiveness of the Anti-Money Laundering Framework. Jackie has been invited to speak at a number of very high profile academic and practitioner conferences in both the UK and Europe. She is on the Editorial Board for the European Cross-Border Crime Colloquium that brings together researchers from across Europe. Her main teaching interests focus on risk management together with financial market regulation. Prior to becoming an academic, Jackie, whose PhD is in Taxation Policy, spent 10 years working for a major merchant bank, followed by a 3 year posting as fiscal policy adviser (under the auspices of the British Government) to the Ministry of Finance in Belize.
Russell Hewitson is a solicitor and property law consultant with Blackett Hart & Pratt LLP. He is also a magistrate. After several years as a solicitor with a leading Newcastle commercial law firm, he joined the Law School in 1992 and is now a principal lecturer. Russell is subject leader for Property Law and Practice on the postgraduate professional Legal Practice Course, in addition to being the module tutor for the Termination and Renewal of Business Tenancies module on the LLM Advanced Commercial Property course. Research interests include evidential property issues, conveyancing, landlord and tenant law and licensing law. Russell is also responsible for the development of the School's international activities. He is editor of Sweet & Maxwell's Precedents for the Conveyancer, and author of numerous articles and books on property issues including Business Tenancies (Cavendish Publishing Ltd), The Conveyancers' Yearbook (Shaw & Sons), Property Law and Practice (Northumbria Law Press) and Conveyancing Searches and Enquiries (Jordans).
John Horne is a solicitor (non-practising). After several years as a partner in a leading Newcastle 'legal aid' firm, he joined the Law School in 1998 as a senior lecturer. His primary area of interest is mental health law. He is a member of the team which teaches the well-respected distance learning LL.M.s in (a) mental health law and (b) mental health law, policy and practice. He edits the Journal of Mental Health Law (published by Northumbria Law Press, the publishing 'wing' of the Law School). John is a part-time legal member of the Mental Health Review Tribunal service and a former Mental Heath Act Commissioner.
Richard joined the School of Law as a Lecturer in September 2011. He was previously a doctoral candidate at the University of Nottingham, and he is currently completing his thesis, which examines the management of outbreaks of food-borne illness. This research was funded by the ESRC. He has a first class LLB (Hons) from the University of Durham and a LLM with Distinction in International Criminal Justice and Armed Conflict and a MA with Distinction in Socio-Legal and Criminological Research Methods from the University of Nottingham.
In practice, Richard worked as a solicitor for Browne Jacobson LLP. His practice focused on Risk and Regulation, and he represented a number of large businesses and public authorities. He has experience in advising clients on food safety and food standards matters, providing advice prior to product launch, aimed at minimising regulatory risks, and representation during investigation and enforcement action taken by regulatory bodies. Richard has particular expertise in all aspects of branding, advertising and marketing of food products, including packaging and labelling, and with food hygiene regulations. Further, he was responsible for the provision of licensing advice to a number of businesses, and was seconded to a local authority to assist with the implementation of the Licensing Act 2003. He also had experience in advising clients in areas such as environmental law, health and safety and trading standards. During his training contact Richard also experienced seats in property and corporate and commercial litigation.
Adam Jackson is a barrister (non-practising), a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Senior Lecturer at Northumbria University. Adam is Deputy Director of the Centre and has been responsible for organising a number of the Centre's events including a symposium on reforming the law relating to genetic policing in England and Wales. Adam teaches criminal law, criminal litigation and evidence (CLE) on the MLaw degree programme of which he is also Deputy Programme Leader. In addition Adam teaches evidence (both criminal and civil) on a range of other law and non-law programmes including BSc Forensic Science. Adam's research interests are mainly in the fields of criminal procedure and evidence and he has published widely in these areas.
Kevin Kerrigan is the Executive Dean of the School of Law at Northumbria University. He is also a practising solicitor and Human Rights Act consultant with experience of conducting criminal and human rights cases in courts at all levels. His teaching and research interests are in the fields of criminal litigation, human rights and legal education. In particular, he has an active interest in clinical legal education and runs a criminal appeal clinic at Northumbria University's Student Law Office. He has written numerous articles and text books and delivered papers at academic conferences and training courses for professionals, including, police, lawyers, social workers, mental health professionals and court clerks.
Sara graduated with an LLB (Hons) from the University of Wales, Cardiff in 2001 and completed the Bar Vocational Course at Cardiff in 2002. She was called to the Bar by Inner Temple in July 2002. Sara commenced pupillage at Angel Chambers in Swansea in September 2002, undertaking a mixed-discipline pupillage in the areas of criminal law, family law and personal injury. After the successful completion of her pupillage, Sara gained tenancy at Angel Chambers and specialised in criminal law. She developed a busy practice and was frequently instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service, the Department of Work and Pensions and defence solicitors.
After relocating to the North East of England in 2008, Sara joined Northumbria University in 2009 as a Senior Lecturer. Sara is currently the Programme Leader of the M Law Exempting Degree (Bar Route).
Rebecca Mitchell is a principal lecturer in the School of Law. Rebecca teaches Business Law and Practice and Commercial Law on the postgraduate professional Legal Practice Course, and also teaches Commercial Law at undergraduate level, in addition to being one of the module tutors for the LLM Commercial Contracts module. Rebecca has a commercial background in practice and specialised in corporate tax with a firm of City solicitors. Research interests include evidential corporate issues and insolvency. Rebecca is also responsible for the development of solicitors' training at postgraduate level within the School of Law.
Andrea O'Cain is Associate Dean for Professional Programmes in the School of Law, in which she has worked for 16 years. Andrea specialises in Criminal Procedure and Education Law, and has taught on a wide range of programmes, including the Legal Practice Course, the Bar Vocational Course and the Exempting Degree programmes. Before coming to Northumbria, Andrea was a partner in private practice specialising in criminal defence work. She currently has close links with the Crown Prosecution Service.
Professor Alan Reed
Professor Alan Reed graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge University with a First Class Honours Degree in Law, and attained the highest subject grades in the tripos examinations as top overall law student. He was awarded the Herbert Smith prize for Conflict of Laws and the Dr.Lancey Prize. Cambridge University awarded him a full Holland Scholarship to facilitate study in the United States and he obtained an LLM Master of Laws (comparative law) at the University of Virginia. After completion of the Law Society finals at Northumbria, he spent three years in practice in London at Addleshaw Goddard, and also acted as a Tutor in Law at Trinity College, Cambridge. He spent seven years at Leeds University Law School, specialising in criminal and private international law, and was then engaged as Professor of Criminal and Private International Law at Sunderland University. He led the RAE Strategy group that made all determinative inclusionary and policy decisions across nineteen units of assessment, and acted as Director of Research for the Faculty of Business, Law and Tourism. In April 2012 he was appointed Associate Dean(Research and Innovation) and Professor of Law at Northumbria University. He has published over 180 monographs, textbooks and articles in the substantive arena in leading journals in England, Australia, Florida and Los Angeles, and since 2005 has been entered in Who?s Who in American Law, and acts as Editor of The Journal of Criminal Law.
Zena Smith is a senior lecturer in law at the School of Law at Northumbria University where she has been lecturing since 2005. Prior to joining the School of Law Zena worked for a number of years in practice as a solicitor specialising in both family law and criminal litigation. She became accredited on both the police station and court duty solicitor schemes. She now teaches family law on the undergraduate programme and criminal litigation on both the undergraduate programme and the LPC. She is module leader for the LPC criminal litigation programme.
Nicola is Course Director for year one of the MLaw (Exempting) Programme and a member of the Student Learning Experience Sub-Committee. She teaches Trusts and Criminal Law, Litigation and Evidence across the Law School's MLaw (Exempting), LLB (Part-time) and Law Plus programmes. Nicola graduated with a first class honours degree in law, a National Association of Licensed Paralegals Diploma and a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. As the highest achieving student in her year, Nicola was the recipient of the Academy Award for Outstanding Achievement, the Ede and Ravenscroft Award, and the National Association of Licensed Paralegals Awards in Contract, Family and Tort Law. She has since been made a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Professor Tim Wilson
Tim Wilson joined the School of Law in September 2012 where he is Professor of Criminal Justice Policy. His academic interests are the governance of forensic bioinformation, the role and organisation of the forensic sciences and medicine in criminal investigations and trials, transnational offending, and the allocation of resources and increasing marketization within the criminal justice system. His work is concerned with the interface of law, ethics, economics and politics.
Previously he was Professor of Forensic Sciences and Public Policy in the former School of Life Science of Northumbria University. He has also served as the lay chair of the Forensic Pathology Disciplinary Committee and has been a Visiting Fellow at the PEALS (Policy, Ethics and Life Sciences) research centre at Newcastle University. He was made a Fellow of the Forensic Science Society in 2011.
Prior to his academic career he was a member of the Senior Civil Service. After graduating in history from Aberystwyth he undertook a wide variety of work, mainly in the Home Office, relating to criminal justice issues, including resource management and infrastructure development. His international experience included serving as an adviser to an infrastructure procurement board in South Africa during the Mandela presidency and a secondment to the ILO (International labour Organisation) to assist a public procurement modernisation programme in Russia.
Natalie Wortley is a barrister and a member of New Court Chambers in Newcastle. She joined the School of Law as a senior lecturer in 2005 and teaches evidence, criminal procedure and advocacy. Natalie is also Deputy Director of the Centre. She continues to practise at the Bar, specialising in criminal law and prison law. Natalie is a member of the Bar Council's Law Review Committee (Criminal Law). She is a former Inns of Court Pegasus Scholar with a particular interest in death penalty cases. She is actively involved in pro bono work and is a consultant for the Student Law Office and a trustee of the Rift Valley Newcastle Justice Project.