Elaine Campbell is a Solicitor Tutor at Northumbria Law School.

Elaine obtained a first class LLB (Hons) degree at the University of Hull in 2002. After completing the Legal Practice Course at Northumbria University she trained as a solicitor at Dickinson Dees LLP (now Bond Dickinson LLP). She later joined Sintons LLP where she specialised in commercial and intellectual property law. Whilst in private practice, Elaine advised on high profile commercial collaborations, research and development agreements, grant funding and public procurement. She also advised on numerous intellectual property & information technology matters including trade mark registration, copyright disputes and website/e-commerce issues.

Elaine currently supervises final year law students who advise entrepreneurs, SMEs and large enterprises on all aspects of company, commercial and intellectual property law at the Northumbria Law School’s multi award winning Student Law Office. The Student Law Office is a pro bono legal clinic which offers free legal advice and representation to members of the public. Students are assessed on the work that they do, which makes up almost 40% of their final year mark. The legal work that Elaine’s students undertake includes advising on business set up, drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, intellectual property disputes, trade mark registrations, e-commerce, and data protection issues.

Elaine is a Senior Fellow of the HEA, and a Professional Recognition Reviewer. She is a member of the Legal Education and Professional Skills (LEAPS) Research Group, the Association of Law Teachers, LERN. She is an Active Network Partner of iLINC, the EU funded European Network of ICT Law Incubators. Her main research interests lie within learning and teaching in HE, with specific emphasis on clinical pedagogy, effective formative feedback and the rise of pro bono business law clinics in the UK.


  • –present
    Solicitor Tutor, Northumbria University


  • 2002 
    University of Hull, LLB (Hons)