Patricia Shine

Senior Lecturer

Lancashire Law School

Harris Building, HB109

+44 (0) 1772 89 3943

Patricia Shine MA (Cantab) obtained her law degree from Clare College, Cambridge before completing the Legal Practice Course in London. She then spent several years working for the city law firm, Allen & Overy, and then for Eversheds in Manchester, specialising in large scale commercial litigation. Patricia joined Lancashire Law School in 1995 and is a Senior Lecturer teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

Patricia is involved with the Law School's undergraduate and professional programmes and the LLM in International Business Law. She is the course leader for the LLM in Advanced Legal practice. Patrica has delivered numerous CPD courses, whilst in practice and since joining the University.

Patricia currently teaches Lawyers' Skills and Equity on the Law School's undergraduate programmes, Commercial Dispute Resolution on the Legal Practice Course and Private International Law in Business on the postgraduate LLM in International Business Law. She is involved in thesis supervision at LLM and PhD level.


Shine, Patricia Margaret (2012) Dishonesty in civil commercial claims: a state of mind or a course of conduct? Journal of Business Law, 2012 (1). pp. 29-43. ISSN 0021-9460

Shine, Patricia Margaret (2010) The Treatment of Non-EU Nationals before Domestic Courts of Member States. Chinese Journal of International Law, 9 (2). pp. 451-471. ISSN 1540-1650

Shine, Patricia Margaret (2008) Establishing jurisdiction in commercial disputes: arbitral autonomy and the principle of kompetenz-kompetenz. Journal of Business Law, 2008 (3). pp. 202-225. ISSN 0021-9460

Shine, Patricia Margaret (2013) Knowledge, notice, bad faith and dishonesty: conceptual uncertainty in receipt based claims in equitable fraud. International Company and Commercial Law Review, 24 (8). pp. 293-301. ISSN 0958-5214

More publications


Patricia is currently engaged in research into private international law, international arbitration, international business law, fraud and other matters connected with contentious commercial and business law.


In 2010/2011 Patricia secured internal funding for her research.

Patricia is Director of Studies for several PhD students.


Member of the Law Society,

Society of Legal Scholars,

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators,

British Institute of International and Comparative Law