Portsmouth Law School
Ms Joanne Atkinson
- Qualifications: LL.B.(Hons), Solicitor
- Role Title: Principal Lecturer and Director of Postgraduate Law Programmes
- Address: Richmond Building Portland Street Portsmouth PO1 3DE
- Telephone: 02392844422
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Department: School of Law
- Faculty: Portsmouth Business School
I gained my LL.B. at the University of Nottingham before completing the LPC at the College of Law, Chester. I qualified as a solicitor in 1999 and joined the School of Law on a permanent basis in 2011.
I trained as a solicitor in private practice before joining the in-house legal department of Zurich Financial Services where I advised on a wide range of issues including contract drafting, new business initiatives, regulatory compliance, consumer law, resolution of commercial disputes and intellectual property. In 2003 I was appointed Company Secretary for Zurich’s UK general insurance business, comprising some 60 companies.
I am responsible for the School of Law’s careers development programme. I co-ordinate our highly successful professional mentoring scheme as well as the annual Law Fair, regular careers clinics, guest speakers and other careers events. I also seek to use my experience of practice and links with the legal profession to inform and develop the School of Law's employability initiatives.
Since joining the University I have taught on a number of undergraduate and postgraduate units including Contract, Employment Law, Elements of Commercial and Consumer Law and Corporate Secretarial Practice and Strategy.
I previously taught at the College of Law in London.