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Dr Lyndsey Bengtsson

Assistant Professor

Department: Northumbria Law School

Lyndsey is an Assistant Professor 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 the Managing Editor for the International Journal of Clinical Legal Education and sits on the editorial board for the Journal of Legal Research Methodology. She is also a reviewer for the International Journal of Law and Management. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is Trustee and Treasurer 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

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. 

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Living a Reproductive Life in the Workplace: Menopause Employment Tribunal claims, Bengtsson, L. 29 Mar 2024, SLSA Conference 2024
  • Streamlining out-of-court disposals:: Assessing the impact on reoffending and police practice, Rowe, M., Amankwaa, A., Biddle, P., Bengtsson, L. 1 Feb 2024, In: Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Editorial, Bengtsson, L. 10 Jul 2023, In: International Journal of Clinical Legal Education
  • Policy Clinic as a method to engage students with law reform and social justice: Experiences from Northumbria Law School’s Student Law Office, Dunn, R., Bengtsson, L., Nelson, T., Rutherford, H. 18 Aug 2023, Contemporary Challenges in Clinical Legal Education, London, Taylor & Francis
  • The Law in the Community Model of Clinical Legal Education: Assessing the Impact on Key Stakeholders, Bengtsson, L., A'Court, B. 10 Jul 2023, In: International Journal of Clinical Legal Education
  • Editorial, Bengtsson, L. 31 Oct 2022, In: International Journal of Clinical Legal Education
  • Editorial, Bengtsson, L. 17 Mar 2022, In: International Journal of Clinical Legal Education
  • Enhancing Solidarity through the Policy Clinic at Northumbria University, McConnell, S., Bengtsson, L. 6 Jun 2022, 8th ENCLE Conference 2022
  • The role of the Policy Clinic: Advancing students' social justice ethos and the value of research collaboration to students, staff and the wider community, Bengtsson, L. 14 Aug 2022, GAJE-IJCLE-SAULCA Worldwide Conference
  • 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

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Organising a conference, workshop, ...: CLEO Policy Clinic - Impact of Policy Clinic Work 2023
  • Participating in a conference, workshop, ...: IJCLE Research Intensive Workshop 2023
  • Oral presentation: The Law in the Community Model of Clinical Legal Education: Assessing the Impact on Key Stakeholders 2023
  • Oral presentation: The Persistent Problem of Ageism: An Analysis of Age Discrimination Judgments from 2019-2023 2023
  • Invited talk: Cross University and Jurisdictional Projects: Organisation and Managing 2023
  • Organising a conference, workshop, ...: CLEO Workshop Assessment in Policy Clinics 2023
  • Oral presentation: Policy Clinic and Project Work in Clinical Legal Education: Essential Elements, How to Assess and the Ideal Project 2022
  • Participating in a conference, workshop, ...: CLEO Workshop Sourcing and Designing Projects 2022
  • Organising a conference, workshop, ...: CLEO Workshop Ethical Procedures and Applications 2022
  • Oral presentation: Enhancing Solidarity through the Policy Clinic at Northumbria University 2022

Attracta O'Regan Start Date: 27/04/2023 End Date: 05/07/2023

Solicitor Member of the Solicitors Regulation Authority 

Member of The Law Society 

Trustee for the Clinical Legal Education Organisation (CLEO)

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

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 

 

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


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