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Master of Laws (LLM) in Business Law / International Business Law by Distance Learning

Gain a Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma/LLM in Business Law/ International Business Law.

Course start date: 13th September 2019 (Application deadline: 1st September 2019). Delivered by tutored distance learning

De Montfort University

Your course tutors:

Dr Oludara Akanmidu joined De Montfort University in May 2017. Prior to that she completed her PhD at Durham University Law School. She was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2010 and is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. Prior to her LLM study, Oludara worked briefly as a State Counsel at the Ministry of Justice, Ogun State where she specialized in Criminal Litigation.

Debra Brown LLB (Hons) and LPC (Nottingham Trent), Solicitor. Debra is a Principal Lecturer in Law, School of Law, and Course Leader for the full-time LLB undergraduate programmes and leads on the Sport, Broadcasting and New Media module. She was formerly an Associate Partner within the Commercial Litigation Department of Shoosmiths Solicitors (admitted 1990). Since joining DMU in 1999, Debra has taught a number of subjects which exploit her commercial experience, including European Union Law, Intellectual Property Law and Sports Law. She has written on Intellectual Property Law and Broadcasting Law.

Kieran Durcan is a senior lecturer in the University of Lincoln Law School. He acts as a module coordinator for a number of undergraduate and postgraduate law and business programmes including Consumer Law. In 2014 Kieran was one of six individuals shortlisted for the teaching award ‘LawCareers.Net Law Lecturer of the Year’. He is a dual-qualified solicitor, qualified to practice in Ireland and in England and Wales.

He is also a qualified Irish Tax consultant. Prior to becoming a lecturer he worked as a banking solicitor acting for commercial borrowers and financial institutions.

Martin Morgan-Taylor teaches consumer, commercial and e-commerce law at both
under-graduate and post-graduate levels. In addition, Martin publishes in the area of light
pollution and nuisance. Martin is Legal Adviser to the Campaign for Dark Skies and past Vice President of the International Dark Sky Association (bodies attempting to reduce light pollution). He is also a member of the Institute of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (ILTHEM), The Society of Legal Scholars and a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. In the business law area his research interests are in the field of
consumer protection, particularly the protection of consumers against unfair commercial practices and terms, as well as protection when buying online. Recent publications include: Willett, C. and Morgan-Taylor, M. (2013) ‘Consumer protection’ In: Furmston, M. and Chuah, J. (eds.) Commercial Law, 2nd ed. Harlow: Pearson Education, pp. 385-480; and Willet, C. and Morgan-Taylor, M. (2012) ‘Recognising the limits of transparency in EU consumer law’, In: Devenny, J. and Kenny, M. (eds.) European consumer protection: theory and practice, Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. pp. 143-163.

Dr Simisola Akintoye graduated with an LLB degree from Nigeria in 2007. She received her PhD in Law ‘Corporate Governance Regulation and Control Fraud in Nigerian Banks’) from the University of Sheffield in 2016. Simisola worked across law firms in Manchester before joining DMU in 2016 and she researches in the fields of corporate governance, corporate social responsibility and Information Technology law.

Charles Stevens LLB (Hons), LLM with distinction European & International Trade Law, formerly an equity partner in a solicitor’s practice, has extensive experience of legal practice working in Leicester, Northampton and Brussels. Since joining DMU in 2000, Charles has taught a number of subjects on the Legal Practice Course and at Master’s level which exploit his experience and special interest in the international aspects of
commercial legal practice including international trade law, European Union competition law, European Union law, commercial law and business law and practice. Charles is the
Programme Leader for the Full Time LLMs in Business Law and International Business Law.
His research interests include the application of information technology to legal practice
and international trade. Publications include a research paper presented at the 13th International Conference on applications of artificial intelligence held at Peterhouse, University of Cambridge: The Next Generation of Legal Expert Systems

Oludara Akanmidu, , De Montfort University
Oludara Akanmidu

De Montfort University

Debra Brown, Solicitor and Principal Lecturer, Leicester De Montfort Law School
Debra Brown

Solicitor and Principal Lecturer

Leicester De Montfort Law School

Kieran Durcan, Senior Lecturer, University of Lincoln Law School
Kieran Durcan

Senior Lecturer

University of Lincoln Law School

Martin Morgan-Taylor, Principal Lecturer, De Montfort Law School
Martin Morgan-Taylor

Principal Lecturer

De Montfort Law School

Simisola Akintoye, , De Montfort University
Simisola Akintoye

De Montfort University

Charles Stevens, Senior Lecturer, De Montfort Law School
Charles Stevens

Senior Lecturer

De Montfort Law School

Oludara Akanmidu, , De Montfort University
Oludara Akanmidu

De Montfort University

Debra Brown, Solicitor and Principal Lecturer, Leicester De Montfort Law School
Debra Brown

Solicitor and Principal Lecturer

Leicester De Montfort Law School

Kieran Durcan, Senior Lecturer, University of Lincoln Law School
Kieran Durcan

Senior Lecturer

University of Lincoln Law School

Martin Morgan-Taylor, Principal Lecturer, De Montfort Law School
Martin Morgan-Taylor

Principal Lecturer

De Montfort Law School

Simisola Akintoye, , De Montfort University
Simisola Akintoye

De Montfort University

Charles Stevens, Senior Lecturer, De Montfort Law School
Charles Stevens

Senior Lecturer

De Montfort Law School