Anne Savirimuthu

Senior Lecturer

School of Law and Social Science

Harris Building, HB215

+44 (0) 1772 89 3068

Subject Areas: Law

Anne Savirimuthu graduated from Lancaster University in 1988 and after completion of the Law Society Finals programme began lecturing at the University of Central Lancashire in September 1989. She now works on a part time basis holding the position of Senior Lecturer within the School of Law and Social Science.

Full Profile

Anne graduated from Lancaster University in June 1988 with a first class honours degree. Having completed her Law Society Finals examinations in 1989 at Manchester Metropolitan University, she took up a full-time teaching post with UCLan in September of that year. 

Anne was promoted to Senior Lecturer within the Law School in 1993 and is currently employed on a part time basis within the Law School. Her primary teaching responsibilities are in the areas of Criminal and Company Law .and she has published on topics ranging from the hearsay rule and confessions in the law of evidence to identity theft in the online environment. In the context of Company Law she is currently looking into how the legal regulation of directors applies to corporate information security.


LLB, Lancaster University, 1988; Law Society Finals, Manchester Metropolitan University, 1989.

Membership of professional and learned bodies

Fellow of the Institute of Higher Education, 2011


Identity Theft and Systems Theory: The Fraud Act 2006 in Perspective, Script-ed, Volume 4, Issue 4, September 2007 (co-authored with J Savirimuthu)

Morphitis in the Court of Appeal: some reflections, The Company Lawyer Vol. 26, No. 8, Aug. 2005, 245

Corporate Nullification: A Health Warning for Company Directors, Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, 1998


Anne has given conference papers and published in the areas of company law and the law of evidence. Her present focus is on aspects of cyber-crime and in particular, the regulation of internet sites which encourage eating disorders.


Anne has recently completed a paper on identity theft and the limitations of the Fraud Act 2006, which she co-presented at the SLS Conference in Durham in September 2007.

Her current project is to undertake a comparative analysis of the law on incitement in this jurisdiction and that of Australia, with reference to the regulation of internet sites which encourage anorexia and suicide.

Teaching activities and responsibilities

Criminal Law, Negotiating and Interview Skills, Business Law. Module leader for Company Law