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Peter McTigue

Dr Peter McTigue

Senior Lecturer

Nottingham Law School

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Nottingham Law School staff


Dr Peter McTigue is a Senior Lecturer at the Nottingham Law School.. Peter's main teaching interest lies in Employment Law. He is currently module leader for Employment Law on the LLB programme and also teaches at Masters level, being the module leader for both the Employer & Health Law and Discrimination in Employment modules on the LLM programme. In addition, Peter is also module leader for Tort Law on the LLB programme and for English Legal Method on the Graduate Diploma in Law. He is also a visiting tutor for the Law School which involves him visiting and monitoring NTU students currently on placement.

Career overview

Prior to joining Nottingham Trent University, Peter was an Assistant Solicitor at Cobbetts LLP. Peter represented applicants and respondents at all stages of the Employment Tribunal process and gained experience of various claims, including unfair dismissal, discrimination, TUPE, and claims based on the (then) Equal Pay and Public Interest Disclosure Act. He also undertook training in Corporate, Corporate Recovery, Litigation and Property.

He is a Senior Lecturer within the Law School and also a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales. He was awarded his PhD from Nottingham Law School for his thesis entitled, 'HIV, employment and the law: A socio-legal analysis of the legal framework'.

Research areas

Peter undertakes research into various areas including discrimination, disability, EU law, HIV and employment law. The objective of his current research is to explore and evaluate the extent to which English law protects people living with HIV within an employment relationship from discrimination. He has presented papers at numerous conferences including at the annual conference of both the American Law and Society Association and the UK's Socio-Legal Studies Association. In addition, he has been an invited guest speaker to various institutions including the University of Leeds and the University of Liverpool. He has been published in the International Journal of Discrimination and the Law, the Nottingham Law Journal and the online paper series of Queen's University Belfast. He is affiliated to the Centre for Rights and Justice.

External activity

Peter is a member of the First-tier Tribunal, Social Entitlement Chamber. He is also an external examiner for Northumbria University and Ruskin College Oxford.

Sponsors and collaborators

Peter has received sponsorship from the Academy of European Law and the Economic and Social Research Council. He collaborates every year to the World Justice Project's Rule of Law Index. Peter has collaborated, and continues to do so, with the National AIDS Trust, the Terence Higgins Trust, African Health Policy Network and NAM Aidsmap. The collaboration centres on providing information and assistance to people with HIV who are facing difficulties either entering or remaining within employment.

He has previously provided assistance to the Birmingham Irish Welfare and Information Centre in a voluntary capacity by sitting on the Board of Directors of the organisation and providing practical legal information on a variety of legal issues of direct relevance to the organisation. He has also worked with East Nottingham Women's Aid.

Press expertise

  • Employment law
  • Equality law
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Discrimination, especially disability discrimination
  • Employment tribunals

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