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Sue McLaughlin

Susan McLaughlin

Senior Lecturer

Nottingham Law School

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Nottingham Law School staff


Susan Mclaughlin is a Senior Lecturer at Nottingham Law School and the Course Leader for LLB (Hons) Law with Business. As Senior Lecturer she teaches modules in Commercial Law, Company Law and International Competition Law on the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Sue also works with the professional division of NLS to develop tailored continuing professional development presentations/courses for law firms and has provided CPD to faculty members at Nottingham Business School. Sue is a member of the NLS Quality Monitoring Committee.

Career overview

Sue has an LLB, LLM, PGCHE, 17 years experience working as a legal adviser and eight years experience as a university law faculty member. In addition to spending ten years based in English and US law firms in London she has worked in-house as General Counsel and Company Secretary for companies subject to UK, continental European and US law and securities market regulation. Susan has taught and trained extensively within universities, law firms and industry.

Research areas

Sue's main research interests are:

  • company law and antitrust law
  • organisational structure law

External activity

Sue is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales, the Association of Law Teachers and the Society of Legal Scholars. She is also a Chief Corporate Law Examiner for the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA), and a Company Law correspondent for the Routledge Student Law Review.


McLaughlin, S. (2013). Unlocking company law. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
McLaughlin, S. (2013). Corporate law. ICSA Publ.

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