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Dr Lyndsey Bengtsson

Senior Lecturer

Department: Northumbria Law School

Lyndsey is a Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for the LPC and LLM in Legal Practice at Northumbria University. She is a qualified Solicitor and her role primarily involves supervising students in the Student Law Office, where they advise and represent members of the public on a range of employment law matters. She also supervises students in the Policy/Law Reform Clinic in which they conduct research with the view to influencing law reform or policy change. Lyndsey teaches across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate law programmes, including the employment law LPC Elective. 

She is an active researcher, having published in the area of clinical legal education and age discrimination. Lyndsey obtained her PhD in 2016 and her research focused upon age stereotyping in the workplace and the unique justification provision that applies to direct age discrimination. 

Lyndsey is an editor for the International Journal of Clinical Legal Education and the Journal of Legal Research Methodology. She is also a reviewer for the International Journal of Law and Management. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is a Trustee for the Clinical Legal Education Organisation. 

Prior to this Lyndsey attended Northumbria University herself as a student on the LLB (Hons) Exempting Course, graduating with a First Class degree. Lyndsey subsequently obtained a Distinction in an LLM on Commercial Law. She trained as a Solicitor at Samuel Phillips Law Firm in Newcastle and qualified into their Employment Law Department in 2007. A year later she joined Northumbria Police Legal Department as an Assistant Force Solicitor, where she advised and represented the force on a range of employment law matters for over 8 years.

Lyndsey Bengtsson

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Lyndsey’s main research area is age discrimination, specifically looking at age stereotyping and the consequences of ageing for workplaces. She was awarded her PhD in 2016 with her thesis entitled ‘Age Stereotyping in the Workplace: A Critical Analysis of the Employment Tribunals’ Approach’. She has published research which considers ageism against older workers in the workplace and the approach of the UK courts and tribunals. She has also published research into how the CJEU has approached age stereotyping and the influence the CJEU has had on the UK. Her work is multi-disciplinary and is open to collaboration with those working in other fields which consider ageing. 

Lyndsey is also interested in all aspects of clinical legal education, including reflection and policy/law reform clinics. She publishes widely in this area and speaks at worldwide conferences to disseminate her research. 

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Building a Policy Clinic Network – CLEO Workshop 13th May 2021, Dunn, R., Bengtsson, L., McConnell, S. 22 Apr 2021, In: International Journal of Clinical Legal Education
  • Editorial, Bengtsson, L. 22 Oct 2021, In: International Journal of Clinical Legal Education
  • Enhancing Clinical Legal Education: Facing Challenges and Exploring Possibilities, Bengtsson, L. 22 Apr 2021, In: International Journal of Clinical Legal Education
  • Out of Court Disposals and Diversion, Biddle, P., Bengtsson, L., Amankwaa, A. 16 Nov 2021, An introduction to criminology, London, SAGE
  • Streamlining Out of Court Disposals Assessing the Impact on Reoffending and Police Practice, Bengtsson, L., Rowe, M., Biddle, P., Amankwaa, A. 21 Sep 2021, In: Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • The Law in the Community Module at Northumbria University - Working in Partnership with Citizens Advice as an Effective Teaching Tool, Bengtsson, L., Thomson, C., A'Court, B. 22 Apr 2021, In: International Journal of Clinical Legal Education
  • Addressing age stereotyping against older workers in employment: the CJEU and UK approach, Bengtsson, L. 16 Mar 2020, In: International Journal of Law and Management
  • Client newsletters within Clinical Legal Education and their value to the student participants, Bengtsson, L. 30 Jun 2020, In: International Jounal of Clinical Legal Education
  • Editorial, Bengtsson, L. 13 Nov 2020, In: International Journal of Clinical Legal Education
  • The Policy Clinic at Northumbria University: Influencing Policy/Law Reform as an Effective Educational Tool for Students, Bengtsson, L., Dunn, R., McConnell, S. 30 Jun 2020, In: International Journal of Clinical Legal Education

Professional Activity

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Oral presentation: Evaluation of the introduction of Policy/Law Reform clinic at Northumbria University: Influencing law and policy reform as an effective teaching tool for students 2021
  • Oral presentation: Investigating the impact of the Policy Clinic at Northumbria University 2021
  • Participating in a conference, workshop, ...: Building a Policy Clinic Network 2021
  • Oral presentation: Disrupting Legal Education the Policy/Law Reform Clinic 2021
  • Editorial work: International Journal of Clinical Legal Education (Journal) 2020
  • Editorial work: Journal of Legal Research Methodology (Journal) 2020
  • Invited talk: Inquiry based learning in the SLO, The Policy Clinic in the Student Law Office 2019
  • Participating in a conference, workshop, ...: International Journal of Clinical Legal Education Conference 2019 2019
  • Organising a conference, workshop, ...: Assessment workshop 2018
  • Editorial work: International Journal of Clinical Legal Education (Journal) 2018

Further Information

Solicitor Member of the Solicitors Regulation Authority 

Member of The Law Society 

Trustee for the Clinical Legal Education Organisation (CLEO)

Member of the Legal Education and Professional Skills (LEAPS) Signature Interest Group 

Member of the Equality and Law Interest Group and the Empirical Research Interest Group 

 

Qualifications

  • Law PhD September 01 2016
  • LLM July 07 2005
  • Law LLB (Hons) July 08 2004
  • HEA Fellow
  • Member Law Society 2017


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