Staff profile

Sue Jennings

Head of Law

Sue Jennings at Derby Law School One Friargate Square




College of Business, Law and Social Sciences


Derby Law School


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus, One Friar Gate Square, Derby Campus



Having combined practice as a solicitor in Dispute Resolution and Employment Law with academic roles for over 20 years, I recently took on the responsibility of Head of Derby Law School.

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

Professional interests

Research interests

Strategic operation of employment law in the workplace.

Membership of professional bodies


Undergraduate qualifications

Postgraduate qualifications

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.