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Helen Hudson

Head of Department

Nottingham Law School

Staff Group(s)
Nottingham Law School staff

Role

As Head of Legal Development at Nottingham Law School, Helen has strategic responsibility for international development and external relations. Helen is the strategic lead for internationalisation of the curriculum, student and staff mobility and the building of collaborative partnerships across the Nottingham Law School portfolio of courses.

Helen works closely with the Nottingham Law School leadership team to ensure that the unique hallmarks of a Nottingham Law School education are offered to international students and that they are fully supported during their time at the School.

Helen provides strategic leadership to enhance the Schools engagement with external bodies. She works closely with the Regulators and practitioners and represents Nottingham Law School on a number of national organisations.

Helen also contributes to the development and implementation of Nottingham Law School strategy and academic plans.

Career overview

Helen began her career in a large commercial practice in Manchester undertaking general commercial work including property transactions and company sales and purchases. She has also worked in a general litigation-based practice, advising clients in the civil litigation, criminal litigation and family departments.

In 1994 Helen joined Nottingham Law School and is currently the Head of Legal Development at Nottingham Law School. Helen has previously had responsibility for the strategic development and operational management of the Postgraduate Professional courses within Nottingham Law School. Helen is a member of the Law School Executive and the Nottingham Law School Employers Advisory Board.

Helen is a Director of the Central Admissions Board (CAB) for the Legal Practice Course and Graduate Diploma in Law. CAB sets and operates the admissions system for applications to the Legal Practice Course and Graduate Diploma in Law.

Helen has also held a number of voluntary posts including as Chair of the Crown Prosecution Hate Crime Panel dealing with domestic violence. This role involved scrutinising decisions made by the Crown Prosecution Service in relation to domestic violence prosecutions. Recommendations made by the Panel as to how procedures and the decision making process could be improved have been instrumental in setting future competencies and written standards for the CPS when dealing with domestic violence cases.

Helen can offer comment on criminal litigation; civil litigation; advocacy; family law: skills training and legal education.

External activity

Helen is a Director of the Central Admissions Board (CAB) for the Legal Practice Course and Graduate Diploma in Law. CAB sets and operates the admissions system for applications to the Legal Practice Course and Graduate Diploma in Law.

Helen is an external examiner.

Helen is currently a Governor of a large Academy Secondary School.

Helen is engaged in international activity including advising governments on the training of their legal profession.

Press expertise

  • criminal litigation
  • civil litigation
  • advocacy
  • skills training and family law
  • future of legal education
  • graduates
  • skills needed to succeed in a legal career