Clare Smith

Clare Smith

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

Nottingham Law School

Staff Group(s)
Nottingham Law School staff


Senior lecturer

Clare Smith delivers Large Group Sessions (LGSs) and Small Group Sessions (SGSs) on both the LPC and GDL. On the LPC, she currently teaches Business Law and Practice in the compulsory stage and Public Companies and Equity Finance in the elective stage. Clare is also involved in teaching the Interviewing course - one of the skills assessed on the LPC - and is a personal tutor to a group of 18 students. She teaches all SGSs within these subjects and delivers LGSs on EC law and takeovers.

On the GDL, Clare teaches EC Law and is the subject leader for this module. Her responsibilities include leading pre-meets, coordinating preparation of teaching materials and assessments. She also delivers a number of LGSs in this subject.

On the GDL, Clare supervises research projects on topics such as merger control and company law. These are extended pieces of coursework of 4,500 -5,000 words.

Research areas

Clare researches the following areas in connection with her lecturing responsibilities:

  • EC law (including competition law, free movement of goods and people)
  • Company law
  • Takeovers and mergers

Clare has the following practice experience:

  • Four years post qualification experience as a corporate/commercial solicitor in private practice – two years with Eversheds, in Leeds (September 1993 – September 1995) and two years with Shoosmiths & Harrison (now Shoosmiths) in Nottingham (September 1995 – September 1997).