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Salford Business School

Dr Kerry-Ann Barry

Lecturer in Law


I joined Salford as a Lecturer in Law in August 2018 after completing my PhD at the University of Liverpool. My doctoral research explored the impact of the withdrawal of civil legal aid by the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 on litigants who attend court without representation (known as litigants in person). The thesis is entitled, ‘Access to Justice and civil legal aid reform: A socio-legal analysis of litigants in person in the family and civil courts’. Before joining Salford I was a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Liverpool where I taught criminal law and tort law for five years.


In 2018/19 I am teaching the foundation subjects of Introduction to English Law and Systems and Introduction to Legal Skills; English Legal Process and Research Skills; Criminal Law; Law in a Business Context and Legal Professional Development

Research Interests

Include access to justice, legal aid reform, litigants in person and civil and family procedural justice.

Qualifications and Memberships

PhD (University of Liverpool) Member of Socio-Legal Studies Association