Mark Edwards

Mark Edwards

Senior Lecturer


I joined the Department in 2006 and have previously held roles in Admissions, Markets and Recruitment, Programme Leadership, Line Management and Timetabling. As a Senior Lecturer I am currently responsible for the learning, teaching and assessment on a number of subjects as Module Leader.



I came into academia in 2006 following a 25-year career in industry, latterly working at Operations Director level within the distribution industry where I qualified in national and international road transport and was an O-licence holder. I gained a first-class honours degree at Sheffield Hallam, where I also qualified in teaching at Higher Education level, and now I am a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I have held a number of management roles within the department, but my primary interest lies in teaching and enabling students to maximise their potential by creating stretching and interesting modules for them to study. I was awarded Inspirational Teacher of the year in 2011, 2012 and 2013 and have won a College teaching related award of some sort in each year from 2011 onwards. In 2014 I was a finalist in the national OUP Law Teacher of the Year Awards.



Department Of Law and Criminology

I work in the College of Social Sciences and Arts and specifically the Department of Law and Criminology.  I have experience of teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. At postgraduate level I taught on the LLM Corporate Law and Strategy course and currently teach on the LLM in Legal Professional Practice.  Currently I am responsible for designing and delivering teaching on a variety of modules and am the Module Leader for Law of Torts, Company Law and Business Law and Practice. I also lead the Law of Tort module on the LLM in Legal Professional Practice. In recent years I have taught on Criminal Law, Academic Legal Foundations, and still supervise dissertations in areas related to my teaching. Historically I have taught on Cyberlaw and Cyber Society and the English Legal System modules. I also have a specific interest in employment law related matters.


LLB (Hons) Law;

LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology;

LLM in Legal Professional Practice


Business Law and Practice;

Dispute Resolution in Tort;

Law of Tort;

Company Law



I have a particular intertest in the law governing psychiatric harm, and duty of the police in negligence in the law of tort. In Business Law I am currently concentrating scholarly activity on companies, partnerships, and limited liability partnerships. M Edwards, Company Law 2011/12 – Statute Seminar Companion (Longman 2011) M Edwards, Company Law 2012/13 – Statute Seminar Companion (2nd edn, Longman 2012) P Harris, An Introduction to Law (8th edn, Cambridge, 2015) – I made limited contributions to the company law segment of this book.


Other activities

I am an External Examiner on the Law course at Keele University.

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and have carried out consultancy work for international logistics companies and a leading distributor in the automotive industry. Outside of work I have provided guidance in respect of HS2 to a HS2 Action Group and Local Parish Council.



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