Mr Allan Norman

Department of Sociological Studies

University Teacher - Social Work/Law Specialist

Allan Norman
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My preferred method of contact is university email.
I work part-time for the University, based around teaching commitments. You can call my independent practice on 0121 286 8785 or book an appointment at

Full contact details

Mr Allan Norman
Department of Sociological Studies
The Wave
2 Whitham Road
S10 2AH

Allan studied social work at the University of Birmingham, qualifying in 1990. He studied to become a solicitor at the University of Central England, being admitted to the roll of solicitors in 2000. He undertook a Masters at the University of Birmingham, in Social Research and Reflective Professional Practice, graduating in 2014.

Allan is a practitioner who remains in independent social work practice and is registered with Social Work England. He also lectures at the Universities of Birmingham and Chester.

Research interests

Allan’s principal interests are the intersection of social work and law, and arising from that:

  • Human Rights and their significance to social work practice
  • Social Work in Courtroom settings
  • Law and Ethics
  • Enquiries and Serious Case Reviews
Research group

Allan is a member of:

  • The Law Society
  • British Association of Social Workers
  • Socio-Legal Studies Association
  • Human Rights Lawyers Association
  • UK Constitutional Law Association
Teaching activities

At the University of Sheffield, Allan delivers

  • Law and Policy for Social Work -  MA Social Work 
  • The Social Worker in the Courtroom - MA Advanced Professional Practice
Professional activities and memberships


Registered social worker - qualified 1990

Solicitor - admitted to roll 2000, now non-practising

Lecturer - here since 2017, elsewhere since 2000

Writer on developments in social work law, on the sites linked below