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Maggie Hemsworth

LLB (UCL First Class); LLM (University of Bristol-Commendation/First Class); Solicitor (non-practising); Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Senior Lecturer

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Maggie has taught law/legal practice since 1994 when she joined the University of Exeter, moving to Plymouth University in 2006 where she successfully led the post-graduate Legal Practice Course for 8 years as a senior lecturer and LPC Director. Maggie returned in 2014 to Exeter as a senior lecturer.

As a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Maggie has a particular  interest in the theories and research that support good practice in teaching and learning. She has considerable experience as an external examiner and has worked in that capacity for the Solicitors Regulation Authority (2002-2014).

A civil litigator by training, with 10 years legal practice (London and Devon), Maggie has wide experience of civil procedure and of legal practice, particularly in the contexts of housing law, insolvency, personal injury, and general contractual disputes.

Maggie's publication interests include insurance law and practice and civil procedure; she is a member of the editorial committee of Lloyds Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly Yearbook contributing since 2001 to the annual review of English insurance law cases section. In 2015 Maggie worked with Professor Rob Merkin to co-author 'The Law of Motor Insurance, 2nd edn' (Sweet & Maxwell). Maggie currently edits the 'Law of Insurance Contracts' (Informa) and 'Practical Law Notes (motor insurance)' (Westlaw).

Research interests

 Insurance law and practice, contract law, civil procedure.

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