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Emma Henderson


About Emma Henderson

Emma is a qualified solicitor and her area of practice was family and child law. She left practice in 2014 and has since taught as a part-time law lecturer here at Leeds Beckett and now teaches as a full-time law lecturer teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Emma specialised in public law children proceedings when in practice. She spent much of her time in court as an advocate for parents and children in those proceedings, often dealing with very vulnerable clients, handling complex medical information and working in response to emergency situations.

Current Teaching

At undergraduate level:

  • English Legal Systems and legal skills
  • Property Law
  • Child Law

Post Graduate Diploma in Law:

  • Criminal Law
  • Property Law

Legal Practice Course:

  • Interviewing and Advising
  • Professional Conduct Regulations
  • Family Law

Research Interests

Emma is not currently research active but she is interested in:

  1. the impact of legal aid cuts on access to justice, particularly in the context of private law children disputes
  2. the causes of recurrent care proceedings and whether the court system perpetuates their occurence.

Selected Publications

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