Hilary Chadwick

Senior Lecturer

School of Law and Social Science

Harris Building, HB218

+44 (0) 1772 89 3934


Subject Areas: Law

Before working for UCLan, Hilary Chadwick worked as a solicitor both in London and in Preston specialising in Family Law. Since joining UCLan in 2001 she has taught across a number of levels from Foundation to Postgraduate.

Hilary Chadwick joined the School of Law and Social Science in September 2001. Prior to that date she had been employed as a solicitor specialising in the area of private family law. After leaving private practice Hilary taught on the ILEX course at Blackburn College for 3 years covering subjects in both stage 1 and stage 2 of training. Once at Uclan Hilary has specialised in teaching on the Legal Practice Course particularly Litigation, Family Law and Solicitors Accounts. She has been the course leader for the Foundations Programme since it was validated in 2008. In 2010/11 she was part of the team that won the Vice Chancellors Award for Excellence in teaching and Learning.

In February/March Hilary was invited to present a seminar on Family Mediation to the Judiciary from across the North West, Magistrates and CAFCASS.

More recently Hilary has taken on the role of marketing and schools and college liaison within the School of Law and Social Science, organising the School Open day and Applicant Day events and developing links with schools and colleges across the north west region.

In December 2014 Hilary organised the inaugural Child Law Conference held in conjunction with pan Lancashire Social Services, and HMCTS. This event attracted senior regional and national Judges including the President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby. She is currently organising the second conference which is due to be held on Monday 14th December 2015.


Solicitor – admitted September 1992
Law Society Finals Chester – 1989
LLB (Hons) Newcastle University - 1988

Teaching activities and responsibilities

Family Law – Undergraduate and LPC Family Law and Solicitors Accounts

External Affiliations and Roles

External Examiner at Nottingham Trent University; member of the Lancashire Family Justice Board (Training Group)