Mrs Elizabeth Gillow, Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Reader in Law
Email: email@example.comTelephone: 0207 882 3977Room Number: Laws 208
Elizabeth joined Queen Mary University in November 2017 as the Legal Practice Lecturer and is responsible for researching and planning adjustments to the curriculum in view of the new Solicitors Qualifying Examination (which will replace the Legal Practice Course). She is the Module Convenor for Law in Context, a compulsory first year module, which aims to give students a good grounding in how to study law as well as giving them guidance and practical experience on how to get a job - including the writing of a CV and how to conduct themselves at interview.
Elizabeth is also the convenor of a new module - Employment Law: Tribunal Practice and Procedure, which includes an element of practical street law. This module focuses on modern working practices in the UK including the "gig economy" and zero hours contracts and aims to teach students how to equip litigants in person for the most common tribunal claims. She will draw on her previous experience as an advocate in the Employment Tribunal. Elizabeth is also a tutor for the Elements of Contract Law module and a supervisor to a number of LLM students for their dissertations on corporate and commercial law.
Elizabeth is the Deputy Dean (Education) in the Faculty and is responsible in this capacity for teaching innovation. She is the departmental lead for Continuing Professional Development and works closely with the Thai Judiciary in this capacity. Elizabeth has recently been appointed Careers Liaison Tutor in the Department of Law.
Prior to joining Queen Mary, Elizabeth taught for many years at a university in the Midlands where she was Award Leader for the LLM. with Legal Practice as well as leading the Employment Law elective on the Legal Practice Course and the Discrimination in Employment Law elective for the LLB.
Before entering into academia, Elizabeth was a solicitor at Wragge & Co (1994-1998) and Eversheds (1998-2006) specialising in employment law, with a particular interest in family-friendly rights. She frequently represented her clients in the Employment Tribunal during her time at Wragge & Co.
Elizabeth is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Elizabeth is module leader for Law in Context, the aim of which is to give first year students a good grounding in how to study law (including a practical client interviewing exercise and some simulated advocacy) as well as how to get a job (including the writing of a CV, how to draft a job application letter and how to present themselves at interview). She also teaches on the Elements of Contract Law module. Elizabeth has devised a new module - Employment Law: Tribunal Practice and Procedure - which will include an element of practical street law and will aim to teach students how to equip litigants in person for the most common tribunal claims.
Elizabeth has supervised a number of LLM dissertations on Corporate and Commercial Law.
Article (with a tax colleague) on the “Gig Economy” to include the status of workers on zero-hour contracts and their tax treatment.
Elizabeth currently updates the chapters in Tolley’s Employment Law Service on Sunday Trading and Termination of Employment.
Previous publications include:
- Harassment at Work 1998, new edition 2003, published by Jordans
- EU and International Employment Law, loose-leaf published by Jordans in 2000
- CCH Maternity and Parental Rights Manual
- CCH Disability Manual
- CCH British Personnel Manual
- CCH/Wolters Kluwer website on Maternity and Family-Friendly Rights