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Lyndsey is an Assistant Professor and Programme Leader for the LPC and LLM in Legal Practice at Northumbria University. She is a qualified Solicitor and her role primarily involves supervising students in the Student Law Office, where they advise and represent members of the public on a range of employment law matters. She also supervises students in the Policy/Law Reform Clinic in which they conduct research with the view to influencing law reform or policy change. Lyndsey teaches across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate law programmes, including the employment law LPC Elective. 

She is an active researcher, having published in the area of clinical legal education and age discrimination. Lyndsey obtained her PhD in 2016 and her research focused upon age stereotyping in the workplace and the unique justification provision that applies to direct age discrimination. 

Lyndsey is the Managing Editor for the International Journal of Clinical Legal Education and sits on the editorial board for the Journal of Legal Research Methodology. She is also a reviewer for the International Journal of Law and Management. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is Trustee and Treasurer for the Clinical Legal Education Organisation. 

Prior to this Lyndsey attended Northumbria University herself as a student on the LLB (Hons) Exempting Course, graduating with a First Class degree. Lyndsey subsequently obtained a Distinction in an LLM on Commercial Law. She trained as a Solicitor at Samuel Phillips Law Firm in Newcastle and qualified into their Employment Law Department in 2007. A year later she joined Northumbria Police Legal Department as an Assistant Force Solicitor, where she advised and represented the force on a range of employment law matters for over 8 years.

Research interests

Lyndsey’s main research area is age discrimination, specifically looking at age stereotyping and the consequences of ageing for workplaces. She was awarded her PhD in 2016 with her thesis entitled ‘Age Stereotyping in the Workplace: A Critical Analysis of the Employment Tribunals’ Approach’. She has published research which considers ageism against older workers in the workplace and the approach of the UK courts and tribunals. She has also published research into how the CJEU has approached age stereotyping and the influence the CJEU has had on the UK. Her work is multi-disciplinary and is open to collaboration with those working in other fields which consider ageing. 

Lyndsey is also interested in all aspects of clinical legal education, including reflection and policy/law reform clinics. She publishes widely in this area and speaks at worldwide conferences to disseminate her research. 

Further Information

Solicitor Member of the Solicitors Regulation Authority 

Member of The Law Society 

Trustee for the Clinical Legal Education Organisation (CLEO)

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Member of the Legal Education and Professional Skills (LEAPS) Signature Interest Group 

Member of the Equality and Law Interest Group and the Empirical Research Interest Group 


Education/Academic qualification

Law, PhD, Age stereotyping in employment: a legal and fieldwork analysis, Northumbria University

1 Sept 201631 Dec 2099

Award Date: 1 Sept 2016

LLM, Commercial Law (Distinction), Northumbria University

Award Date: 7 Jul 2005

Law, LLB (Hons), LLB Hons Exempting (First), Northumbria University

Award Date: 8 Jul 2004

External positions

UK Clinical Legal Education Organisation (CLEO) - Trustee

28 Jan 2021 → …


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