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Angela Macfarlane

Assistant Professor

Department: Northumbria Law School

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Angela is a Senior Lecturer at Northumbria University, with additional responsibility of Partnerships Manager for the law School.  She is a qualified solicitor and prior to joining Northumbria University in 2007 she specialised in commercial, commercial property and employment law in private practice.  (In Angela’s early career she specialised in criminal law and civil actions against the police).  Angela has also supervised employment law firms in the multi award winning Student Law Office.

Highly influential, astute and commercially-aware Angela has strong analytical and communication skills; excellent client and stakeholder relationship expertise; and a proven track record of providing sound legal advice, legal solutions and guidance and training.

Angela is the programme leader of the LLM Employment Law in Practice, which is also now delivered in the Republic of Ireland in a successful collaboration with the Law Society of Ireland.  Angela was a member of the small team from the University that met with the Quality Assurance Agency in Dublin after this unique collaboration was chosen as a case study to highlight good practice in higher education in its Transnational Education Review.  The report resulting from the review and meeting has been published publicly and will be of interest to the whole of the Higher Education sector and can be viewed here

Angela’s research interests are both widespread and in-depth and include equality and diversity, clinical legal education, policing, technology enhanced learning and workplace privacy rights.

Angela also provides continuous professional development training to external clients in employment law.

Campus Address

School of Law
City Campus East
Newcastle upon Tyne

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  • English Legal System [5th edition], Rutherford, H., Kotecha, B., Macfarlane, A. 17 May 2022
  • An interactive model for delivery of a distance learning LLM programme using the eXe learning tool - our journey, Macfarlane, A., Robson, M. 7 Apr 2017, SLSA Annual Conference
  • 'Wheelchair vs buggy' a step in the right direction for people with disabilities?, Macfarlane, A. 19 Jan 2017, In: The Conversation
  • When using surveillance to monitor an employee’s internet usage in the workplace, has the employer’s interference of an employee’s Article 8 right to respect for private life and correspondence become so unfettered that the legitimacy of it is disregarded?, Macfarlane, A. 7 Apr 2016, SLSA Annual Conference
  • Is there really no room at the inn? The innkeeper only has one double room, who will he give it to? The disabled person, the pregnant woman or the homosexual couple?, Macfarlane, A. 10 Dec 2015, Northumbria Law School Christmas Conference
  • Redesigning curriculum to provide a holistic understanding of discrimination employment law on a module taught by distance learning, Macfarlane, A. 16 Jul 2014, 9th Northumbria Pedagogic Research Day
  • Redesigning curriculum to provide a holistic understanding of discrimination employment law on a module taught by distance learning., Macfarlane, A. 13 Apr 2014, Association of Law Teachers 49th Annual Conference 2014 - Responding to Change
  • Equality Act: an adjustment for landlords, Macfarlane, A., Slade, J. 16 May 2012, Northumbria Research Conference
  • “10 lessons for new clinicians”, Macfarlane, A., McKeown, P. Dec 2008, In: International Journal of Clinical Legal Education

  • Teaching & Learning PCAPL October 11 2007
  • Law PGDip September 01 1999
  • Law PGDip September 01 1994
  • Law LLB September 01 1990
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2011
  • Solicitor Law Society 2004

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