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Kayliegh Richardson

Senior Lecturer in Law | Practising Solicitor

Department: Northumbria Law School

Kayliegh Richardson joined Northumbria Law School as a Lecturer in 2015. Her specialist subject areas are Family Law and Child Care Law.

Kayleigh Richardson 

Kayliegh Richardson joined Northumbria Law School in 2015.  Her specialist subject areas are Family Law and Child Care Law.  Kayliegh teaches these areas to students on the LPC, as well as to undergraduates. Kayliegh also supervises students on family law cases in the Student Law Office, having retained her practising certificate. Kayliegh has assisted clients to obtain child arrangements orders and emergency injunctions on a pro bono basis.

Kayliegh’s main research interests are around disclosures of domestic abuse in family proceedings and also around access to justice in family proceedings post LASPO.Kayliegh is also a co-convenor of the Family Justice Research Interest Group at Northumbria University.

Prior to this Kayliegh attended Northumbria University herself as a Student on the LLB (Hons) Exempting course, graduating with a First Class degree in 2011. Kayliegh then trained as a Solicitor at Ward Hadaway Solicitors in Newcastle, before qualifying into their Family Law Department in 2013. 

Kayliegh is the Admissions Tutor for the undergraduate law programmes.

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+44 (0)191 349 5539

Qualifications

Northumbria University (2007 – 2011)

LLB (Hons) Exempting – 1st Degree

Research Themes & Scholarly Interests

Domestic abuse; access to justice

Professional Activity

Solicitor specialising in Family and Child Care Law

Key Publications/Outputs

  • Richardson, K and Speed, A, ‘Restrictions on Legal Aid in Family Law Cases in England and Wales: Creating a Necessary Barrier to Public Funding or Simply Increasing the Burden on the Family Courts’, (Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law – in press)
  • Richardson, K and Speed, A, ‘Promoting Gender Justice within the Clinical Curriculum: Evaluating Student Participation in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign’ (International Journal of Clinical Legal Education – in press)


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