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Ms Leigh Roberts

Ms Leigh Roberts

Telephone: 0151 231 3945


Biography: After a career teaching law to both law and built environment undergraduates, Leigh studied for the LPC here at LJMU while training in private practice. Leigh qualified as a solicitor in 1997. Post qualification, she worked as an in house lawyer for a television production company and in private practice in housing litigation. Leigh was appointed senior lecturer in May 2004 but continues to have involvement with housing and mental health organisations.
Organisational Role and Responsibilities: On the Legal Practice Course, Leigh is subject leader for Practical Legal Research and joint subject leader for Business Law and Practice. She is also part of the teaching teams for Housing, Interviewing & Advising and Drafting. On the Graduate Diploma in Law, Leigh is subject leader of Legal Research. On the LLB, Leigh is module leader of Law and the Vulnerable Person and also teaches Research Methods and Social and Legal Studies.
Leigh is registered at the University of York as a PhD student writing her thesis on her principal research interest: anti-social behaviour, mental health and equality law in the context of social housing.


2018, University of York, United Kingdom, PhD
2010, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, LLM
1990, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, MA
1989, CNAA, United Kingdom, LLB


Conference Publication (journal proceedings)

Roberts LE. 2015. “Genuine mental illness = lack of capacity! The construction of disability by social landlords in their control of antisocial behaviour.” XXXIVth International Congress on Law and Mental Health

Roberts LE. 2014. “Heart like a swinging brick: The construction of disability by social landlords in their control of anti-social behaviour.” Socio-Legal Studies Association

Roberts LE. The mentally disordered and the Social Model of Disability: How far does legislation remove barriers to equality? 6th International Graduate Legal Research Conference

Engagement & Impact

Membership of professional bodies:

Member, North West Housing Law Practitioner Group

Member, Society of Legal Scholars,

Member, Socio-Legal Studies Association

Member, North West Housing Law Practitioner Group

Member, Liverpool Law Society

Fellow, Higher Education Academy

Member, Law Society of England and Wales

Teaching qualification:

Title of qualification gained: Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education