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Charlotte Emmett

Associate Professor

Department: Northumbria Law School

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Charlotte is an Associate Professor and Director of Learning and Teaching at Northumbria Law School. She joined Northumbria University after practising as a solicitor in London, Greece and Australia during the 1990s. In 1997 she left private practice to study a PGCE(HE) in law at the University of Wales, Cardiff before joining the Law School as a senior law lecturer. Charlotte has a specialist interest in mental health and mental capacity law and has taught and researched in this area for many years. Charlotte is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an LLM external examiner in mental health law at the London School of Economics.


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Room 305, City Campus East 1


  • Law PGCHE June 30 1996
  • French Law PGDip June 30 1990
  • LLB (Hons) September 01 1989
  • Senior Fellow (SFHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA)
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales

Key Publications

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  • Best Interests, Emmett, C., Hughes, J. 27 Jun 2019, Mental Capacity Legislation, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press
  • Dementia, Religion and Spirituality, Emmett, C. 11 Jun 2019
  • Mental Health Laws from all UK Jurisdictions, Emmett, C., Burrell, C. 10 Jul 2019, Clinical Topics in Old Age Psychiatry, Cambridge University Press
  • Resuscitation decisions at the end of life, Maccormick, F., Emmett, C., Paes, P., Hughes, J. 9 Mar 2018, In: Journal of Medical Ethics
  • The Montgomery ruling, individual values and shared decision-making in psychiatry, Hughes, J., Crepaz-keay, D., Emmett, C., Fulford, K. 1 Mar 2018, In: BJ Psych Advances
  • The Rights and Wrongs of Article 5 in Dementia and End of Life Care, Emmett, C., Burrell, C. 12 Jul 2017
  • Care Home Placement and Human Rights, Emmett, C., Gration, J. 1 Jan 2016, In: British Journal of General Practice
  • Residence capacity: Its nature and assessment, Hughes, J., Poole, M., Louw, S., Greener, H., Emmett, C. 1 Sep 2015, In: BJ Psych Advances
  • Advance Decisions to Refuse Treatment under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (England & Wales): Do the Provisions Serve to Strengthen Patient Autonomy or Enable its Vulnerability In Law to Be Maintained?, Mohandas, A., Emmett, C. 14 Sep 2014
  • A Relative Safeguard? The Informal Roles that Families and Carers Play when Patients with Dementia are discharged from Hospital into Care in England and Wales, Emmett, C., Poole, M., Bond, J., Hughes, J. 31 Oct 2014, In: International Journal of Law, Policy and Family


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