I am a Lecturer in Commercial Law, prior to which I was Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Leicester and Senior Lecturer at the University of Essex. I have previously taught at the Univerisity of Strathclyde to full time and part time LLB, LLM and Diploma in Legal Practice Students. I have been a Fellow of the HEA since 2007 and a Full Member of the ILTHE between 2003-2007. I am a Member of the Consumer Law Sub Committee of the Law Society of Scotland.
I am a member of teaching teams in International Private Law and Commercial Law classes to LLB Ordinary and LLB Honours students, Internet Law to LLB Honours students and the E-Commerce class to campus IT&T LLM students. I am class co-ordinator for Involuntary Obligations (LLB), Law of International Business (LLM) and a new (2017) International Private Law Honours class. I supervise across the entire spectrum, from LLB Honours Dissertations to DL IT&T LLM Dissertations and PhDs. I am the School of Law contact for the Strathclyde Business School's MSc in International Management and Law. In the School of Law, I Chair the Student Affairs Committee and the Athena Swan Assessment Team.
I have been an external examiner for the Universities of Sheffield and City, University of London and I am currently an external examiner for the University of Edinburgh and City University of Hong Kong.
My principal research interests focus on the commercial aspects of international private law/conflict of laws. I am specifically interested in the field's interaction with EU law, public international law, information technology and fundamental rights. My current research and recent publications focus on the relevance of the EU on the reform and development of international private law theory and practice in a range of disputes (such as the effect on cross-border consumer contracts, the protection of cultural objects), the relationship between international jurisdiction and particular fundamental rights (access to a court, fair hearing) and the legal challenges of social media to cross-border disputes.
- ‘Cross-Border Consumer Protection: Enhancing the rights of Scottish consumers in light of Brexit’
- Law Society of Scotland (External organisation)
- Scottish Government Roundtable ‘What’s at stake for individuals and communities – Human Rights, Environment and Social Protections in light of Brexit’
- The Legal Challenges of Social Media, Book Launch
- St Andrew's House Civil Judicial Cooperation Roundtable
- EU Brexit Briefing Seminar on Cross-Border Civil and Criminal Justice
more professional activities
- Brexit - Framework Agreement
- Gillies, Lorna (Principal Investigator)
- Period 23-Oct-2017 - 23-Oct-2020