Vivienne Ivins

Principal Lecturer and Interim Head of the School of Law and Social Science

School of Law and Social Science

Harris Building, HB249

+44 (0) 1772 89 3679

Subject Areas: Law

Vivienne is a qualified solicitor with many years varied experience. Since joining the University, she has drawn on her working experiences in developing and maturing the professional courses and committed many hours to ensuring the successful development of the pro-bono law clinic.

Full Profile

Vivienne worked predominantly in litigation and claimant personal injury and clinical negligence in practice. Now she teaches across a wide range of subjects and programmes, including the undergraduate degree courses, GDL, postgraduate Legal Practice Course and professional updating courses, in the subject areas of litigation, personal injury, advocacy, medical law and ethics and tort. Vivienne is the Law school lead for innovation and enterprise and the administrator of the free law clinic

Experience and Qualifications

Solicitor of the Supreme Court
Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, College of Law Chester
LLB (hons) Lancaster University
DCR (R) NW Lancs College of Radiography


Solicitor of Supreme Court

Member of Law Society of England and Wales

Member of the Society of Legal Scholars

Director of the Central Applications Board

Reseach Activities

Role of Pro-Bono in filling the gap in provision of affordable legal services

Current issues in litigation

Jackson and the funding crisis

Compensation culture

Clinical legal education


Development of a Family Support Unit

Expansion of innovation and enterprise activities in the School

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

School lead for innovation & enterprise

LPC Course Leader

PSC Course Leader

Administrator of free law clinic

External Roles

Director of the Central Applications Board


CLEO International Conference, Durham 2012 " Anatomy of Law Clinic"

Legal London "Skills in the Curriculum" 2007

CLEO International Conference, London 2005

Sports Law Conference "State of Play" 2005