Part Time and Guest Teachers 2013/14

Tola Amodu holds a PhD from the LSE (thesis title: the history of planning agreements as regulatory instruments in England and Wales) and an LLM from Cambridge University. She is a qualified and practising solicitor, a legal member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and teaches public law at the LSE. Aside from public law, Dr Amodu has a particular interest in regulation (theory and practice).  Email:

Colin Bamford was for many years a partner in a leading international law firm, before being appointed as CEO of The Financial Law Panel, a post he held for over eight years. In 2002 he returned to private practice at the bar. He is the author of Principles of International Financial Law, published by Oxford University Press. Email:

Rachel Barnes (Dr) teaches the Law of International Economic Sanctions (LL4K2). She holds a PhD in international criminal law from Cambridge University on the UN's use of targeted financial sanctions and an LL.M from Harvard Law School. She is a dual-qualified US attorney and English barrister and currently practises from chambers at Three Raymond Buildings in crime and regulatory law, with particular emphasis on international and cross-border matters. Her distinct expertise is in the area of economic and financial sanctions and she advises clients on matters concerning international, EU, UK and US trade and financial sanctions. Previously, Rachel practised in the New York firm of Shearman and Sterling LLP, acting in a range of complex and cross-border litigation and advisory work concerning corporate crime and regulatory matters. Rachel is on the editorial panel of the Lloyd's Law Reports - Financial Crime. Before teaching at LSE, she supervised in criminal law at Cambridge University. She recently contributed a chapter, 'The Investigation and Prosecution of Foreign Corruption in the United States' to Corruption and Misuse of Public Office, Nicholls et al (2011, 2nd ed, Oxford University Press). Email:

Paraskevi Boukli (Dr) has recently completed a PhD at the London School of Economics, Department of Law, and currently teaches courses at Birkbeck University of London and at the London School of Economics. Paraskevi's current research focuses on human trafficking and state crime. Email:

Catherine Briddick is a barrister and Senior Legal Officer at Rights of Women, a women’s voluntary organisation committed to informing, educating and empowering women on the law and their legal rights. At Rights of Women Catherine advises on immigration, family and criminal law, particularly in relation to violence against women issues. Catherine wrote Seeking Refuge? A handbook for asylum-seeking women, revised Rights of Women’s publication for survivors of sexual violence From Report to Court and contributed chapters to Measuring Up? UK compliance with international commitment on violence against women in England and Wales. She has also had articles on immigration law, violence against women and access to justice issues published in journals including Legal Action and Safe. Catherine leads on Rights of Women’s work in the field of immigration law and regularly teaches and speaks on immigration and violence against women issues. Catherine is also a trustee of Asylum Aid and member of their Women’s Project Advisory Committee. Catherine obtained her Masters degree in Human Rights law from the LSE in 2003.  Email:

Marie Burton. Marie qualified as a solicitor in 1994 and has experience of criminal, family and social welfare law practice. She has also worked in legal aid and consumer policy development. She is currently an ESRC-funded PhD student in the LSE law department. The working title of her thesis is ‘Breaking the connection? The impact of remote technology in lawyer-client interactions in social welfare law’. Her areas of interest are legal aid, access to justice and the legal profession. Email:

Jonathan Butterworth.  Jonathan is co-founder and coordinator of Just Fair, a national charity and NGO working to advance the realisation of Economic and Social Rights for everyone in the UK (see He has worked for several years as a Public Law Teaching Fellow at University College London (UCL), and a Guest Teacher at London School of Economics (LSE). Jonathan has presented seminars, published articles and given lectures on human rights law. He read law at Undergraduate and Masters level, specialising in human rights and international law. Email:

Edward Cohen. Email:

John Carrier (Dr). Formerly Dean of Graduate Studies; Previously Part time lecturer in Medical law; for some years now Part time class teacher in Public Law;
External interests:
Joint Editor of the International Journal of Crime, Law and Justice.
Member: Society of Legal Scholars.
Formerly Chair of the Bar Standards Board Education and Training Committee(2005-11)
Hon. Bencher Lincoln's Inn.
Hon.Fellow Royal College of Physicians , London

Robert Craig.  Email:

Debbie De Girolamo. Email:

Johanna Jacques holds degrees from SOAS, Birkbeck and the LSE, where she has recently completed a PhD in legal theory. She supports the teaching of Property I (LL105). Email:

Ewan McGaughey see Ewan McGaughey

Grainne Mellon is a barrister at Garden Court Chambers London where she practices in public law, human rights and discrimination. Before coming to the Bar, Gráinne worked in the Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Unit of the European Commission in Brussels and at the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court in The Hague.Gráinne has also worked as a research assistant in the House of Lords and at LSE and has considerable experience internationally in the field of human rights law and policy. Gráinne studied law at Trinity College Dublin and completed the LLM in Public International Law at the London School of Economics. Emaill:

Manuel Penadés Fons. Manuel Penadés Fons teaches in LL4C5 ‘Fundamentals of International Commercial Arbitration’ and coaches the LSE team for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. His current Ph.D. research focuses on International Arbitration, Cross-border Insolvency and Conflict of Laws. He obtained a LL.M. in International Business Laws from the LSE in 2009 and was also member of the LSE Vis Moot team that year. He holds two degrees from the University of Valencia (Spain) in Law and Business Studies (Hons). Before starting his doctoral studies, he qualified as an abogado (Spain) and solicitor (England & Wales), worked in a major Arbitration firm in London and clerked at the Commercial Court of Valencia. He has been a scholar of the PEPP programme and works occasionally for DG Markt (European Commission) as an external legal expert from Spain. He is the author of the book 'Elección tácita de ley aplicable en los contratos internacionales' (Implied choice of law in international contracts, 2012), co-editor of 'Liber Amicorum Prof. Iglesias Buhigues' (2012) and author of various articles in the field of international arbitration. Email:

Vivien Prais. Email: Vivien Prais is responsible for the undergraduate course in Commercial Law (LL209) and the graduate course LL4A5 on Investment Funds Law in Europe. She holds degrees from the London School of Economics and is also a qualified solicitor. She has written on company law, legal expenses insurance and comparative civil procedure. Recent publications were:

  • ‘REITS in the UK and Germany: time for change.’ (with Peter Scherer) Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, Vol 25 No 06, June 2010, pp.345-348

  • ‘Newcits: have we been there before?’ (with Mariano Giralt) Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, Vol 25 No 10, November 2010, pp. 605-607

  • ‘The ‘outlook’ for ETFs.’ (with Mariano Giralt) Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, Vol 26 No 05, May 2011, pp 265-267

Marian Roberts (email: is qualified as a barrister and a social worker. She has been in continuous practice as a family mediator since 1982, working in one of the first (and largest) family mediation services to be established in this country, The SE London Family Mediation Bureau, set up in 1979. Her practice focuses on high conflict disputes over children. She has been recognized under the Legal Services Commission's competence assessment procedure for the purposes of practising in publicly funded family mediation cases. She is a member of the College of Mediators.
    During the 1990's she was responsible for overseeing the creation and development of National Family Mediation's national training and professional practice framework. This included the development of policies, practice guidelines and training on mediation in relation to children, cross-cultural mediation and domestic abuse. She was co-manager, with Dr. Judith Trowell (Tavistock Clinic) and Professor Michael King (Law Department, Brunel University) of the first child protection mediation scheme to operate in the UK, funded by the Department of Health (piloted 1995-1999).
    She was a member of the Reunite Steering Group on Child Abduction and Mediation and one of its pool of mediators in a pilot (culminating in a report in October, 2006) exploring the potential of mediation in bi-national child abduction situations. She continues to co-mediate in cases of child abduction under the auspices of Reunite.
    A Governor of the UK College of Family Mediators (the professional regulatory body for all family mediators) until 2006, and member (and former Chair) of its Professional Standards Committee, she also remains closely involved in the development of the regulatory framework for mediation generally. This includes having been a member of the Legal Service Commission's Working Group on the Mediation Quality Mark and currently, a member of its Mediation Advisory Group.
   She is a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science, teaching on the London University Masters in Law (LL.M) Alternative Dispute Resolution course since 1989 and now the LSE ADR LL.M. She is Professorial Research Associate in the Department of Law at the School of Oriental and African Studies, teaching on its ADR LL.M.
    Marian Roberts' publications include:


  • Access to Agreement: A Consumer Study of Mediation in Family Disputes, with Gwynn Davis (1988) Milton Keynes: Philadelphia: Open University Press.

  • Developing the Craft of Mediation: Reflections on Theory and Practice (2007) London and Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. [Finalist in the 2008 CEDR Awards for Excellence in ADR (publications section)]

  • Mediation in Family Disputes: Principles of Practice (2008) [3rd ed.] Aldershot: Ashgate


  • "Systems or Selves? Some Ethical Issues in Family Mediation", Mediation Quarterly, Vol.10, No.1, Fall, 1992.

  • "Whose in Charge? Effecting a productive exchange between researchers and practitioners in the field of family mediation", Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, No.4, 1994.

  • "Family Mediation and the Interests of Women -Facts and Fears", Family Law, Vol.26, April, 1996.

  • "Third Persons In Family Mediation: towards a Typology of Practice", Mediation in Practice, April, 2003. * [* Awarded the John Haynes Memorial Prize, 2004.]

  • "Family Mediation: The Development of the Regulatory Framework in the UK", Conflict Resolution Quarterly, Vol.22, No. 4. Summer, 2005.

  • "Hearing Both Sides: Structural Safeguards for Protecting Fairness in Family Mediation", Mediation in Practice, May, 2005.

  • "Voluntary Participation in Family Mediation", Family Law, Volume 36, January, 2006.

  • 'International Family Mediation and Recommendation No R(98)1: A Chronicle of Expansion Foretold.' International Family Law, December, 2008.

  • ‘Quality Standards for Family Mediation Practice’ published in Family Law; June, 2010; Volume 40; pages 661-666.

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Graeme Wood.