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Rebecca Mitchell

Associate Professor

Department: Northumbria Law School

Rebecca Mitchell is an Associate Professor and is Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange for Northumbria Law School. Rebecca is a solicitor (non-practising) and is a section Editor for the Journal of Law, Technology and Trust.

Rebecca Mitchell

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Rebecca's primary research interests relate to the operation of legal professional privilege and related ethical issues in a variety of contexts such as corporate governance, taxation, legal technology, deferred prosecution agreements and legal advice to Government.

Key Publications

  • 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. 11 Jan 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

Professional Activity


  • PGCE June 30 1994
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2014

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