It is with great sadness that the university announces the death of Caroline Chinn following a long illness.
Caroline came to work at LJMU as a tutor on our Legal Practice Course (LPC) in 2004 following a successful career as a solicitor working in private practice. She continued her links with legal practice by working as a consultant. This enabled her to make a real contribution towards the development and enhancement of teaching materials and activities with a view to preparing LPC students for work within the legal profession. She also generously made great use of her network of legal professional colleagues to provide opportunities for LPC students to experience life within the legal profession and to be mentored, with the aim of enhancing their employability. In the 15 years she worked as a tutor on the LPC she was instrumental in the academic development of a significant number of solicitors currently practising across the UK. Caroline also enthusiastically worked to facilitate the devising and delivering of the popular skills based modules of mediation and negotiation on the undergraduate programme.
In her working relationships Caroline was supportive and generous with her time and expertise. She was a truly loyal friend who would never hesitate to oppose a perceived injustice, or celebrate a success. Her quick wit and sense of fun meant that she was great company, and she could enliven any social gathering. A true character, Caroline will be very much missed by colleagues and students, past and present.
Caroline’s funeral will take place at Southport Crematorium, Southport Road, Scarisbrick, Southport, PR8 5JQ on Friday 10 January 2020 at 3.20pm.