Senior Lecturer in Construction Law
Telephone:020 7815 7138
School/Division:Built Environment and Architecture / Construction, Property and Surveying
Maggie is an innovative and enthusiastic lecturer with additional responsibilities within BEA as the lead academic on property law and ADR. She has been a course director (MSc / PgDip Quantity Surveying) and supervises masters and undergraduate dissertations.
Maggie began her first career as an advice worker at LSBU in 1988 and rose to become as the Head of Student Support before she leaving to become a Trainee Solicitor at Taylor Wessing. She was admitted 1998, going on to practice at Lewis Silkin and Winkworth Sherwood as a non-contentious property and licensing lawyer, where Maggie was a highly successful advocate. Maggie left private practice in 2002 to set up her own business as an in house lawyer / specialist advocate and to teach in universities.
Maggie teaches on and leads a variety of law modules to students who will practice as property, construction and valuation professionals. Maggie teaches property and building law, tort, contract law, construction law and ADR. She is a keen advocate of research informed teaching, beginning her post at LSBU by researching and implementing her research into how to teach law to non-lawyers.
Maggie first taught postgraduate property law on the Legal Practice Course (LPC) here at LSBU. At London Metropolitan University she taught on the LPC (legal skills, property, housing, immigration, accounts, family, business and tax law). Maggie has also taught on the LPC (property and litigation) at the Inns of Court (City University) and undergraduate law at the University of London (Birkbeck). At the University of Westminster, she taught skills and property to CILEX students.
Maggie obtained her LLM (distinction) in 2010, researching the impact of the Land Registration Act 2002 on property fraud, which led her to her Professional Doctoral studies at the Centre for Counter Fraud Studies at Portsmouth University. Maggie has given papers on her doctoral research at several post graduate and professional conferences at Portsmouth University and the Socio-Legal Studies Association conference (2019). The first chapter of her thesis has been published. She has attended several Counter Fraud and Forensic Accounting Conferences. Maggie is a founder member of the Irene Barclay Collective based at LSBU.
- Member of the Law Society of England and Wales
- Member of the Association of Women Solicitors
Maggie is a level 2 Rugby Union coach. She coaches women and girls at Southwark Tigers RFC and a rugby after-school club at Sydenham School in Lewisham. Maggie has been heavily involved in education, serving as a school governor and chair of parent teacher associations in schools attended by her daughter for over 10 years.