Sue Jennings

Sue Jennings

Position: Senior Lecturer in Law

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 profession with my teaching responsibilities at the University. I am also the Course Leader of the Legal Practice and an LPC Tutor.

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

I am the Immediate 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 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 : Module Leader
  • Employment Law - HRM MA : 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.

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 - Immediate Past President
  • Secretary of Education and Training & Employment Sub-Committees
  • 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, 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 develop and deliver legal training nationally for MBL Seminars to the legal profession and employers.

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