This page is designed to give you more information about our Business & Commercial Clinic supervisors, Elaine Gregersen (née Campbell), Victoria Roper (née Gleason), and Anna Butler.
Elaine graduated from Hull University in 2002 with a first class LLB (Hons) degree. After completing the Legal Practice Course with distinction at Northumbria University, she trained at national law firm Dickinson Dees LLP (now Bond Dickinson LLP) and later joined regional heavyweight Sintons LLP as a commercial & intellectual property law specialist. Elaine joined Northumbria Law School in 2011 as a Solicitor Tutor, working exclusively in the Student Law Office as a supervisor. She an Associate Professor in Law, a National Teaching Fellow, and the Solicitor Tutor responsible for the Business & Commercial Law Clinic.
Victoria graduated from Northumbria University with a first class LLB (Hons) Law Exempting degree in 2006. She completed a training contract with Ward Hadaway, a leading North East headquartered commercial firm of solicitors and qualified into their corporate team. Victoria returned to Northumbria University as a Senior Lecturer and Student Law Office supervisor in 2013. Victoria’s role involves teaching a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes within the Business and Law Faculty as well as teaching annually at a partner institution in Hong Kong. Victoria is a member of the Law Society’s Education and Training Committee, a Trustee of the UK Clinical Legal Education Organisation, a Senior Fellow of the HEA and an external examiner. Victoria leads Northumbria’s Legal Education and Professional Skills Research Group (LEAPS). She is currently undetaking a doctorate on the topic of corporate manslaughter.
Anna graduated from Durham University with an LLB (Hons) Degree in 1997. After completing the Legal Practice Course at Northumbria University she trained with Muckle LLP and qualified into their company commercial team specialising in commercial contracts, sales and acquisitions. Since joining Northumbria University in 2015 Anna has taught on a number of modules including Intellectual Property, Sales and Acquisitions and Innovation Creativity and Entrepreneurship (ICE). She now works as a Solicitor Tutor in the Student Law Office and continues to teach ICE on the Foundation Year Programme. Anna’s research interests include exploring the legal drivers that influence the transition to a Circular Economy in the Fashion Industry.