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Salford Business School

Hayley Whitaker

Lecturer in Law


I joined the Salford Business School in March 2018 as a lecturer in law, having held teaching posts at the University of Chester and Liverpool John Moores University. I have taught across a wide range of modules at undergraduate level and module led Public Law, Advocacy, English Legal System and Youth Crime & Justice. I am currently working towards completing my doctorate in the area of legal history. My work considers the development welfare legislation between 1834 - 1929, with reference to the New Poor Law Amendment Act 1834. My research has allowed me to undertake a number of outreach events with Family History Groups in the Cheshire area. I also act as the co-director for the Chester Legal History Forum. I am also interested in the value of vocational skills based training in higher education. As part of this I teamed up with Judge Halbert the then Head of the Civil Circuit for Chester and together we researched and wrote a text aimed at guiding students on effective public speaking and legal research. I then fed this research back into my undergraduate Advocacy module by introducing skills based assessments, including judgement writing, mooting and presentations.


Public LawEnglish Legal Process and Research Skills

Research Interests

Public Law Legal History

Qualifications and Memberships


PGCert in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education

University of ChesterLL.M (Hons) Masters in Military History

University of ChesterBar Professional Training Course - Barrister, Manchester Metropolitan UniversityLL.B (Hons) Law

University of ChesterMemberships:Fellow of the Higher Education Academy Honorable Society of Gray’s InnSociety of Legal Scholars


Halbert, D. & Whitaker, H. Advocacy and Public Speaking: A Student's Guide (University of Chester Press: Chester, 2016)