Newcastle Law School

Staff Profile

Jennifer Wardle

Senior Lecturer in Law

Background

Jennifer is a Senior Lecturer in Law and the Strategic Lead for Employability and Enterprise in the Law School.  Jennifer teaches environmental law and land law and is the Client Interviewing Academic Lead for the School.  

Jennifer has previously worked as a solicitor in private practice.  She completed her training contract at Dickinson Dees LLP, qualifying into the Environment & Safety team in 2004.  She became an associate in 2009.  Whilst in practice Jennifer advised a wide cross section of public and private sector clients on contentious and non-contentious environmental and regulatory issues including environmental, health and safety, trading standards and disability discrimination matters.   Jennifer represented clients in relation to a range of regulatory investigations and has experience of civil and criminal procedure in the Magistrates’ Court, the Crown Court and the County Court.   She also routinely advised clients on environmental risks arising in property, corporate and commercial transactions as well as in insolvency proceedings.   Jennifer’s experience also includes working in-house for an international chemical company where she gained experience in a wide variety of commercial matters, including utility contracts, waste disposal matters, corporate transactions and nuisance issues. 

Before joining Newcastle Law School Jennifer worked as a Senior Lecturer at Northumbria University Law School where she taught environmental law and civil procedure, law and evidence across the undergraduate, LLM, LPC and BPTC programmes.  Jennifer also established and supervised students in ‘The Environmental Law Project’, a pro bono legal clinic for environmental cases. 

Research

Jennifer's research interests include investigating the issues facing the contemporary law student and models of student support.  Jennifer is passionate about helping students to reach their potential and to overcome any barriers that they face in their studies.  Jennifer is particularly interested in models of coaching and mentoring and investigating the impact that such support can have on students. 

Teaching

Jennifer teaches environmental law and land law.  She is also the Academic Lead for Employability and Enterprise and the Academic Lead for Client Interviewing in the Law School. 

Publications

  • Stephens J, Dickinson B. Update. Environmental Law Review 2015, 17(1), 63-76.
  • Stephens J, Crowe M, O'Brien M, Stevens H. Update. Environmental Law Review 2015, 17(2), 136-163.
  • Stephens J, Crowe M, O'Brien M, Stevens H, Suttle R. Update. Environmental Law Review 2015, 17(3), 214-224.
  • Stephens J, Crowe M, O'Brien M, Stevens H, Suttle R. Update. Environmental Law Review 2015, 17(4), 278-303.
  • Stephens J, Dickinson B. Update. Environmental Law Review 2014, 16(2), 136-158.
  • Stephens J, Dickinson B. Update. Environmental Law Review 2014, 16(3), 219-237.
  • Stephens Jennifer, Dickinson Bond. Update. Environmental Law Review 2014, 16(4), 287-304.
  • Stephens Jennifer. Burnett-Hall on Environmental Law 3rd edn, Environmental Liability. Environmental Liability - Law Policy and Practice 2013, 21(1), 39-41.
  • Stephens Jennifer. Environmental Considerations in Insolvency Transactions. Corporate Rescue and Insolvency 2011, 3(5), 2002-203.
  • Stephens Jennifer. Nuisance, compliance with environmental permits and the requirement for negligence". Web JCLI 2011, 4.
  • Stephens J, Crowe M, Stevens H, Brien M, Suttle R. UPDATE. Environmental Law Review 2016, 18(1), 65-89.
  • Stephens J, Crowe M, Stevens H, Brien M, Suttle R. UPDATE. Environmental Law Review 2016, 18(2), 155-180.
  • Stephens J, Crowe M, Stevens H, Brien M, Suttle R. UPDATE. Envrionmental Law Review 2016, 18(3), 233-259.
  • Stephens J, Crowe M, Stevens H, Brien M, Suttle R. UPDATE. Envrionmental Law Review 2016, 18(4), 309-335.
  • Stephens J, Crowe M, Suttle R. Update. Environmental Law Review 2018, 20(1), 46-63.
  • Stephens J, Crowe M, Suttle R. Update. Environmental Law Review 2018, 20(2), 109-128.
  • Stephens J, Crowe M, Stevens H, Brien M, Suttle R. UPDATE. Environmental Law Review 2017, 19(1), 57-83.
  • Stephens J, Crowe M, Stevens H, Brien M, Suttle R. Update. Environmental Law Review 2017, 19(2), 133-159.
  • Stephens J, Crowe M, Suttle R. Update. Environmental Law Review 2017, 19(3), 210-233.
  • Stephens J, Crowe M, Brien M, Suttle R. Update. Environmental Law Review 2017, 19(4), 280-301.