Hayley Whitaker

Salford Business School

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Contact Details

Maxwell Building, Room 319.

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Current positions

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 lead the mooting and debating society, with teams enjoying success in the ESU moot competition. 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 am 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.


  • Media Law
  • Legal Professional Development

Research Interests

Public Law Legal History

Qualifications and Memberships


  • PGCert in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education 
  • LL.M (Hons) Masters in Military History 
  • Bar Professional Training Course - Barrister (unregistered)
  • LL.B (Hons) Law University of Chester


  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Honorable Society of Gray’s Inn