Jane Anthony

Head of School

Lancashire Law School

Harris Building, HB251

+44 (0) 1772 89 3088

Subject Areas: Law

Before joining Lancashire Law School, Jane Anthony worked as a solicitor, specialising in insurance litigation. As Head of School, Jane is committed to maintaining excellence in the learning and research communities which currently thrive there.

Full Profile

Jane Anthony is a qualified solicitor, who worked within the Insurance Litigation department of DLA Piper before deciding to pursue a University career. Jane joined UCLan in 1998 as a lecturer in law, teaching across a broad range of programmes, including the LLB, Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) and Legal Practice Course, focussing mainly on Criminal Law and Litigation. As course leader for the GDL, Jane led the team in developing innovative distance learning materials and was honoured to receive the Vice Chancellors Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning for the creation of a superlative student experience. Jane was the School's Quality Lead before taking on the role of Head of School in 2014. Jane is passionate about education and instils an ethos within Lancashire Law School which is based on excellence and is committed to maximising strengths and attainment.

Experience and qualifications

  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court, 1995 
  • LLM, University of New South Wales, Australia, 1992 
  • Law Society Final Examinations, College of Law, 1991 
  • LLB (Hons), Essex University, 1990


Jane's professional legal background is in civil litigation which she put to good use in teaching Litigation and Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence on the Legal Practice Course. Jane has also taught a range of subjects at undergraduate level, focussing mainly on criminal law and legal skills.


  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Jane has conducted a range of research projects centred around curriculum development which have led to innovative changes at both module and programme level.

Jane's current research is closely linked to her role as Head of School, as she looks at the challenges facing modern law schools, with a view to completing a Professional Doctorate.

External Activities

Jane has worked as an external examiner for a number of higher education institutions as well as for the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Jane's current role involves interaction with a number of different stakeholders and she is always keen to develop new links with individuals, firms and businesses who are keen to collaborate with Lancashire Law School.