Sue Jennings

Sue Jennings

Position: Senior Lecturer in Law Course Leader of Legal Practice Course

College: College of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Department: Derby Law School

Subject area: Law:

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I combine practice as a Consultant Solictor and delivery of legal training to the legal profession and businesses with my teaching responsibilities at the University. I am also the Course Leader of the Legal Practice Course and an LPC Tutor.

I am an External Examiner of the Legal Practice Course for BPP University.

I am a Past President of Derby & District Law Society and the Secretary of Education & Training and Employment Law Sub-Committees. I co-ordinate the hugely popular and successful Annual Legal Skills Triathlon organised by the University of Derby and Derby & District Law Society.

Teaching responsibilities

  • Employment Law - 3rd year option at levels 5 & 6 JH and LLB : Module Leader
  • Employment Law in the Workplace - JH : Module Leader
  • Employment Law - MSc in HRM : Module Leader
  • Advanced Legal Skills & Context - LLB : Tutor
  • Employment Law, Civil Litigation & Commercial Litigation - Legal Practice Course: Tutor
  • Legal Practice Course: Course Leader

Professional interests

Legal training and strategic operation of employment law in the workplace.

Advising and representing employers and employees on all employment law and HR matters.

Organisation of businesses and the gig economy.

Research interests

Strategic operation of employment law in the workplace.

Membership of professional bodies

  • Solicitors Regulation Authority - Solicitor (qualified in 1997)
  • Member of Derby & District Law Society - Past President & Secretary of Education and Training Sub-Committee
  • Employment Lawyers Association


Undergraduate qualifications

  • LLB (Hons), Staffordshire University

Postgraduate qualifications

  • Diploma in Legal Practice, Nottingham Law School

Fellow of Higher Education Authority

Experience in industry

I have practised as a Solicitor in Derby since 1997 working initially for Alexander & Co and from 2000 until 2011 and for Robinsons Solicitors advising on employment, charity and commercial issues.

I work presently as a Consultant for Attenborough Law advising on employment and HR related matters. My expertise lies in identifying commercial solutions, negotiating and resolving disputes.

I design and deliver legal training nationally for MBL Seminars to the legal profession and employers.

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