School of Law
Director of the Miscarriages of Justice Review Centre (MJRC)
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School of Law
I have taught at the University of Sheffield since 1997 and have always worked part time. I have combined my teaching with my work as a solicitor at Howells Solicitors in Sheffield.
I work at the University of Sheffield part time, three days a week. I work at Howells Solicitors in Sheffield two days a week.
I qualified as a solicitor in 1986. I did my articles in a small general practice in Bloomsbury and since 1987 I have specialised in the area of criminal litigation. I conduct criminal cases from start to finish. I regularly attend and advise people who are interviewed in the police station after they have been arrested or attend as volunteers. I represent people who appear before the magistrates court. I conduct bail applications and trials in the Magistrates Court. Most of my work is Legally Aided.
I was a member of the CPLE (Centre for Professional Legal Education) at the University of Sheffield until 31 August 2020. I taught students on the Legal Practice and Graduate Diploma in Law courses. In addition I taught criminal law and advanced criminal law to undergraduates and taught on the Investigating Vulnerabilities Offences course.
I am the Director of the Miscarriages of Justice Review Centre (MJRC) at the University of Sheffield. The MJRC is a pro bono project. Student volunteers work in groups and advise “clients” who have been convicted of crimes they say they have not committed. The students are searching for new evidence to support an application to the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) for their client’s case to be reviewed. I oversee the work of the students and advise them on legal and practical issues.
I am an external examiner at UCLAN and Birmingham City University
- Law LLB University College London.
- Teaching interests
- Criminal law
- Family law
- Widening participation
- Pro bono
- Teaching activities
The modules I teach are:
Investigating Vulnerabilities Offences
- Professional activities
- Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)