Staff Profile

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Jennifer Preston

Biography

Before joining Buckinghamshire New University in 2005, I was a practising private and commercial property lawyer for several central London and outer London law firms. After 14 years I left private practice to work as an academic lecturer in law. I enjoyed 8 years at the European Business School, in my role as subject leader in law, teaching international students, before joining Kingston University Law School, where I taught law for 5 years before joining the law team at Bucks New University.

I studied for my practice law qualifications with the Institute of Legal Executives, followed by an MA Criminology at Middlesex University and an MRes Law at Birkbeck College, London and my specialist area of interest ranges across a variety of business and commercial law subjects, and the law of torts. It is interesting because these apply to everyday issues involving individuals in society at a variety of levels, who may suffer unnecessary loss in a variety of forms. Businesses can be educated to prevent and protect against many of these.

I am a member of Institute of Legal Executives and the Association of Law Teachers.

My career highlight is as an academic law tutor, working with our law students to develop their personal and professional skills, and seeing our students go on to find successful careers as solicitors and barristers in a variety of business, social work and health care settings. Another highlight is being able to meet and work with high profile judges who support our law department, including meeting Lady Hale, of the Supreme Court, who came to give a Public Lecture to Bucks students and the local community.