Professor Louise Ackers has been appointed to a Chair
of European Law. She was previously Professor of Law at
the University of Lancaster. Professor Ackers' research
interests include EU social law and policy, citizenship
Professor Paul Torremans has taken up a Chair of Business
Law, having previously held the position of senior lecturer
at the University of Leicester. Professor Torremans' research
interests are intellectual property within UK and EU law,
the relationship between intellectual property and private
international law, conflict of laws, and international
and comparative business law.
Professor Tom Allen has been appointed to a Chair of Private
Law. Professor Allen comes to Leeds from the University
of Durham where he was a reader in the department of law.
His research interests include property, human rights
law, comparative law and the commonwealth.
Mr Robert Gilworth has been appointed as director of the
careers centre, having held the position of head of the
careers service at the University of Huddersfield since