Laura Hughes

Principal Lecturer

School of Law and Social Science

Harris Building, HB258

+44 (0) 1772 89 3941

Subject Areas: Law

Laura works within the School of Law and Social Science where she is the lead for the Criminology team and domestic partnerships.  Her main areas of academic interest are immigration law, property law and equity and trusts. 

Laura graduated from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1987 with an LLB and went on to qualify as a solicitor in 1994.  She came from legal practice to UCLan to develop the property law module on the Legal Practice Course.  She has had various leadership roles during her time in the School of Law and Social Science and is now a principal lecturer involved in the management of the school. 


  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • CMC accredited mediator

Teaching Activities

  • Property Law and Practice
  • Immigration Law
  • Equity & Trusts
  • Legal Professional Conduct and Ethics

External Roles

  • Legal Practice Course external examiner