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Rebecca Mitchell is an Associate Professor and, since January 2020, has been Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange for Northumbria Law School. Rebecca is a member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council Peer Review College and is involved with a number of law journals, as guest editor, section editor and reviewer.

Rebecca has recently won funding from the Modern Law Review to hold a seminar in July 2022: Legal Professional Privilege: A Human Right or a barrier to Justice?

Research interests

Rebecca's primary research interests relate to the operation of legal professional privilege (LPP) and related ethical issues in a variety of contexts such as corporate governance, taxation, legal technology, deferred prosecution agreements and legal advice to Government. LPP is an under researched evidential area yet has a significant and far-reaching impact on society and is of fundamental importance to all lawyers. Rebecca has been published in a range of national and international journals of the highest quality.

Education/Academic qualification


Award Date: 30 Jun 1994


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