Zanele Nyoni

Lecturer in Law

Lancashire Law School

Harris Building, HB12

Zanele Nyoni is a qualified solicitor whose main area of interest and research activity is in family law, in particular the regulation of relationships.

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Zanele Nyoni qualified as a solicitor at a firm in West Yorkshire where she worked predominantly in family law, compensation for child abuse victims, clinical negligence and crime.

Shortly after completing her training contract, Zanele returned to her studies and commenced the LLM in Legal Practice with her project entitled “Litigants in Person in Private Family Law Proceedings: A Critical Analysis of the Effect of Non-Representation and the Impact of the Legal Aid Reforms”. On completing this course she joined Lancashire Law School as a Lecturer in September 2015.

Her key interest is in family, however she teaches across a wide range of subjects and programmes including the undergraduate degree courses, postgraduate Legal Practice Course and Professional Skills Courses.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, 2015
  • LLM in Legal Practice, Nottingham Trent University, 2015
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, BPP, 2014
  • LLB (Hons), Leeds Metropolitan University, 2009


  • March 2018   Socio – Legal Studies Association, Bristol University, paper title: Looking to the Future: Family Arbitration in England and Wales
  • July 2017   International Society of Family Law, Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam, paper title: Time to jump on the bandwagon? the need for cohabitation laws
  • April 2017   Socio – Legal Studies Association, Newcastle University, paper title: DIY Justice - Litigants in person and the effect of non-representation.

Membership of professional and learned bodies

  • Associate Fellowship Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)
  • Ordinary Member of the Society of Legal Scholars
  • Association of Law Teachers
  • Socio-Legal Studies Association
  • International Society of Family Law
  • Solicitors Regulation Authority
  • Law Society