Prior to coming to Staffordshire University, I had almost ten years teaching experience at Nottingham Trent University. My teaching has generally focused on family law and I write and update an undergraduate text-book. Whilst at Nottingham Trent I completed my PhD which was a comparative study of mandatory reporting in English and French criminal law. This involved qualitative research in both England and France.
- PhD: “A Comparative Study of Offences of Failing to Report in English and French criminal law.” Nottingham Trent University 2002
- PGCHE Nottingham Trent University 2000
- Legal Practice Course College of Law, Chester 1995
- LL.B (Hons) Law and French University of Bristol 1994
Family law especially law relating to children
Law and disability and SEND
Equity and Trusts
Professionals and mandatory reporting
Following my PhD I continue to be interested in comparative law and at the moment I am researching French laws of anonymous birth and issues related to rights to identity and concepts of the family.
I am also interested in the constructive trust and ownership of the family home.
Enterprise and commercial interests
I am interested in developing partnerships with external stakeholders to further grow the employability of the law school graduate and to develop focused post graduate training opportunities.
- Module leader Law of Trusts and Equitable Remedies
- Family Law
- Advice Clinic
- Module leader Private Client
- Family Law and Practice
- Wills and Administration
Questions and Answers Family Law Routledge 2015-6
Questions and Answers Family Law Routledge 2013-4
Questions and Answers Family Law Routledge 2011-2
Questions and Answers Family Law Routledge 2009-10
'Lifting the Veil of Secularity: A Discussion of Law, Liberty and Religious Dress' (2007) 16 Notts Law Journal 67-77
'Duties to Report and the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002: A Comparison with Mandatory Reporting in France'  Web Journal Current Legal Issues
'The Duty to 'Report and Child Abuse in France: Lessons for England' (2003) 15 CFLQ 139-54.