Research consultancy

Research consultancy

The School has a strong reputation for attracting leading-edge projects from government, industry, legal services providers and regulators and their clients both in the UK and overseas. Our active researchers have many links in the UK and across the globe

Professional links

Many Law School staff have previously practiced as solicitors or barristers, and continue to provide consultancy and in-house education to organisations in the legal services sector.

The Centre for Legal Education, in particular, acts as a focus both nationally and internationally for research and consultancy into effective preparation for practice in the legal professions.

Members of the Centre for Business and Insolvency Law play a leading role in influencing insolvency law and practice in the UK and internationally.

The Centre for Conflict, Rights and Justice has members with expertise in the areas of:

  • human rights
  • humanitarian law
  • criminal justice
  • conflict and post-conflict resolution
  • restorative justice. 

Members of the centre's current projects include:

  • freedom of religion and secularism in Europe
  • the right to asylum
  • vulnerable witnesses
  • human trafficking
  • contemporary forms of slavery and child criminality.

External funders and collaborators

The School is regularly approached by external funders and sponsors for research and advice. Members of the Centre for Legal Education have, for example, carried out work for the Solicitors Regulation Authority in England and Wales and the Tertiary Education Commission of Mauritius.

In the Centre for Business and Insolvency Law, Professor David Burdette has carried out reviews of developing country insolvency law systems on behalf of the World Bank, and has drafted insolvency legislation that is likely to be adopted by the Government of Malawi. Professor Adrian Walters and others have carried out work commissioned by the Insolvency Service in the UK.

You may be interested in the work of our research centres and groups:

  • Centre for Business and Insolvency Law
  • Centre for Conflict, Rights and Justice
  • Centre for Legal Education
  • Centre for Advocacy
  • Centre for Mediation and Dispute Resolution
  • Research Group for Sports Law

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