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Dr Katy Ferris

LLB (Hons) (University of Sheffield), PhD (University of Sheffield), Fellow of the HEA (The Higher Education Academy)
Associate Professor in Business Law

Department: Accounting
E-mail: Katy.Ferris@nottingham.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 115 8466920
Location: B02 (Si Yuan Building, Jubilee Campus)

Katy is an academic lawyer based in the Business School, teaching law to students on Business degrees. She is also a member of the University of Nottingham's Rights Lab Beacon of Excellence, in the Law and Policy team.

In 2021 Katy was recipient of a Lord Dearing Award for High levels of commitment to teaching and learning.

Katy studied at the University of Sheffield for both her Law degree (LLB) and Ph.D and was awarded a teaching scholarship whilst undertaking her Ph.D. Katy has taught many areas of law, in more recent years she has specialised in Contract Law and Business Law and is the author of two Oxford University Press textbooks in Business Law. The current editions in print are 6th edition of Business Law and Concentrate Business Law (4th edition).

She became a fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2013 and has published articles and a book on handling complaints in Social Care from her empirical Ph.D work which she completed in 2006.

Katy has authored work in international law journals on a variety of topics including: Refugee Family Reunion, Clinical Legal Education, The enforcement of EU Law, Motor Insurance Law and Data Protection, and through funded research she has published on the impact of Brexit on migrant workers in the Hospitality Industry. She has also been a regular author for CILEX on how to study for a law degree and case law updates.

She is a reviewer of legal texts for Routledge and OUP. Katy has acted as an External Examiner for Business and Law degrees at Bristol UWE, University of Warwick and University of Derby.

In 2017, Katy was the winner of the annual award for E xcellence in Student Support from the University of Huddersfield and runner up for Inspirational teacher. Katy has experience of delivering online law degrees and teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate students. She also has experience of supervising PhDs and dissertations to completion.


Areas of Expertise
Law

Administrative Roles
Extenuating Circumstances Officer (UG)
Assessment Tutor (BSc Accountancy)

I am an External Examiner for University of Warwick Business Law Courses.

Katy is module convenor of the following modules:


Undergraduate

Business Law (BUSI1094)


Details of all modules can be found on MyNottingham

Katy is currentl y working on an interdisciplinary project for the Rights Lab on Law & Policy.

Katy continues to work on Refugee Family Reunion and Clinical Legal Education with academics and practitioners at Sheffield Hallam University and Leeds Beckett, more recently in the area of Therapeutic Jurisprudence. In addition she continues to build her contribution to publications on motor insurance with her co-author Dr James Marson of Sheffield Hallam University, and includes publications in four star journals, namely the Modern Law Review, Law Quarterly Review and European Law Review.

Katy's research has found her involved in cross institution research; with a Research fund grant from the University of Huddersfield looking at the impact of Brexit on migrant workers in the Hospitality Industry.

Katy has published on Social Care and Complaints handling based on her empirical PhD. She has considered Access to Justice, particularly the implementation of EU rights in the National c ontext. Katy's collaborative research with a colleague at Sheffield Hallam developed a thematic response to the UK's commitment to EU Law. She has examined the issue of privacy in the digital age, and examined the inconsistencies between UK and EU motor insurance law. As well as exploring a new paradigm for collective redress in public tortious liability.

Katy co-authors two Business Law textbooks for OUP - a 280,000 word Textbook currently in its 6th edition (Summer 2020) and a companion Business Law text in the Concentrate series (Spring 2019).

Katy is currently supervising the following Research Students:

Cong Shao
 

The following lists my publications from 2014 to the present day.

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