Judith Tillson

Job Title and Responsibilities

Senior Lecturer in Contract and Commercial Law

Level 4 Tutor

Assessment Scrutiny Committee Member

About Me

I graduated from York University with a degree in Social Sciences and worked in academic publishing before lecturing in Further and Higher Education.  Having qualified as a Barrister in 1994, I taught Business Law, Contract, Corporate and Commercial Law in Higher Education (University of London LLB External, University of Cambridge, Institute of Continuing Education, and the University of Buckingham Law and Business Schools).  I have been involved in the writing, development and delivery of online distance learning courses for the University of Cambridge as well as the National Extension College.  I joined the Law School in September 2006.


Barrister (Lincolns Inn)

BA Hons (Soc Sc) CPE (Nottingham Trent)

LLM in Commercial and Corporate Law (London University)

Postgraduate Certificate in Higher and Professional Education (PgCPHE)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Professional Memberships and Activities

Member of Lincolns Inn

Member of HEA


Contract Law, Commercial Law, Business Law

Enterprise and Commercial Activities

I have worked on the development of work based learning distance learning modules in Business Law and Commercial Law for the National Extension College in partnership with Anglia Ruskin University, the University of Bradford and Business Link.

Selected Publications

Law Express Consumer and Commercial Law, 4th edition, 2016, Pearsons

Research Interests

Unfair Terms and the concept of good faith.

Agency law and fiduciary relationships in general.

Member of the team undertaking the Vice Chancellor's Research Informed Teaching Award funded project on the use of online resources as a research and self-reflective tool with online subscriber partners Lexis Nexis, Westlaw and Jordans.

Current Teaching

Contract and Commercial Law


Judith Tillson
School of Law, Policing and Forensics
Staffordshire University
Law Building
Leek Road
t: +44 (0)1782 294467
e: j.a.tillson@staffs.ac.uk