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Rebecca Mitchell

Associate Professor

Department: Northumbria Law School

Rebecca Mitchell is an Associate Professor and, since January 2020, has been Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange for Northumbria Law School. Rebecca is a member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council Peer Review College and is involved with a number of law journals, as guest editor, section editor and reviewer.

Rebecca has recently won funding from the Modern Law Review to hold a seminar in July 2022: Legal Professional Privilege: A Human Right or a barrier to Justice?

Rebecca Mitchell

Rebecca's primary research interests relate to the operation of legal professional privilege (LPP) and related ethical issues in a variety of contexts such as corporate governance, taxation, legal technology, deferred prosecution agreements and legal advice to Government. LPP is an under researched evidential area yet has a significant and far-reaching impact on society and is of fundamental importance to all lawyers. Rebecca has been published in a range of national and international journals of the highest quality.

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Legal Advice Privilege: The legacy of Three Rivers (No. 5) and the challenge of providing consistent protection to all client types, Stockdale, M., Mitchell, R. 1 Apr 2022, In: The International Journal of Evidence & Proof
  • Deferred prosecution agreements and legal professional privilege/attorney-client privilege: English and US experience compared, Mitchell, R., Imwinkelried, E., Stockdale, M. 11 Jun 2021, In: Journal of International and Comparative Law
  • Legal Advice Privilege and Artificial Legal Intelligence: Can Robots Give Privileged Legal Advice?, Stockdale, M., Mitchell, R. 1 Oct 2019, In: The International Journal of Evidence & Proof
  • Legal advice privilege in the taxation context: disconnected ethical regimes for lawyers and tax advisers in the United States and New Zealand, Mitchell, R. 1 Mar 2018, In: New Zealand Journal of Taxation Law and Policy
  • Legal Professional Privilege in Corporate Criminal Investigations: challenges and solutions in the modern age, Stockdale, M., Mitchell, R. 1 Aug 2018, In: The Journal of Criminal Law
  • The crime-fraud exception in Anglo-American jurisprudence: comparative dimensions and optimal reform proposals in the taxation context, Mitchell, R., Stockdale, M. 13 Mar 2017, In: British Tax Review
  • Comparative standards of legal advice privilege for tax advisers and optimal reform proposals for English Law, Mitchell, R. Oct 2015, In: The International Journal of Evidence & Proof
  • Confiscation orders and assessment of Benefit—Hill v Department of Business, Innovation and Skills [2011] EWHC 3436, Stockdale, M., Mitchell, R. 2013, In: The Company Lawyer
  • Directors' disqualification, issue estoppel and abuse of process: Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills v. Potiwal, Mitchell, R., Stockdale, M. May 2013, In: The Company Lawyer
  • Joint privilege in English Law, Stockdale, M., Mitchell, R. 1 Dec 2013, In: The Company Lawyer

  • PGCE June 30 1994
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA)
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales


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