About the Author(s)
Judith Embley, Associate Professor, University of Law, Peter Goodchild, is Associate Professor and Programme & Student Lead for the GDL and MA Law at the University of Law (Bloomsbury), and Catherine Shephard, Senior Lecturer, Manchester Law School, Manchester Metropolitan University
Consultant Editor Scott Slorach
, Professor and Director of Learning & Teaching, York Law School, University of York
Scott Slorach is a Professor and Director of Teaching & Learning at York
Law School at the University of York. He holds Visiting roles at the University of Strathclyde and the College of Law Australia. A qualified solicitor with City experience, he was author of Corporate Finance (OUP) and is currently co-author of Business Law (OUP). Scott now specializes in the design, delivery and assessment of legal education at all levels; he has held various roles with the SRA, including membership of the SQE working group, Chief External Examiner for business law, LPC assessor, and training committee member. He was recently part of a team reporting to the Irish LSRA as part of its statutory review of legal practitioner education.
Judith Embley is
Associate Professor at the University of Law. She qualified as a solicitor in 1980, practising in a Lincoln's Inn firm and began teaching law in 1999 as a Visiting Lecturer at Bellerby's College and then Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge. She joined the University of Law in 2001, where she has taught contract, commercial and business financial law. She is now Module Lead for the LPC commercial law and practice module, the LLB 'companies, governance, tax and insolvency' module, and the LLB transactions module. She is joint author of Commercial and Intellectual Property Law and Practice and Legal Foundations, two of the University of Law's Legal Practice Guides.
Goodchild is an Associate Professor at the University of Law. He read Politics, Philosophy and Economics at St. Anne's College, Oxford, then attended the University of Law and qualified as a solicitor in 1997, into commercial practice. He joined the University of Law in 2000, where he has taught the English legal system, contract, tort, ethics, commercial, IP and business structures law. In addition to over nineteen years of teaching experience, he has wide experience of designing programmes and has been an author of texts on tort, commercial law, IP law and the English legal system.
Catherine Shephard is Senior Lecturer and Subject Leader of corporate practice, company
law, and professional skills in practice at Manchester Law School. She read law at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and practised as a solicitor in corporate finance. Catherine has extensive experience of designing, teaching, leading and assessing law, skills and management programmes across academia and practice. Catherine is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a qualified civil and commercial mediator, and a resilience trainer for the Social Mobility Business Partnership charity.
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