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Dr Lida Pitsillidou

Lecturer in Company Law and Corporate Governance/ LLB Deputy Course Leader and Research Degree Tutor


+357 24694066


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Law (Newcastle University, 2016)

PG Cert, Research Training (Newcastle University, 2012)

LLM, International Business and Commercial Law (University of Manchester, 2010)

LLB (Hons) (University of Sunderland, 2009)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) (UCLan Cyprus, 2020)



  • Company Law
  • Corporate Governance


Employment Track

Teaching Fellow in Commercial Law, Newcastle University (2014-2016)

Part-time Teaching Assistant in Law, Newcastle University (2011-2014)


Memberships (Academic/Professional)

Academic Associations

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Member of the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS)
  • Member of the Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA)

Professional Associations

  • Founding Member/Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Law, Alternative and Innovative Methods (ICLAIM) (http://iclaimcentre.org)


Research Interests

  • Company Law
  • Corporate Governance
  • Minority Shareholder Protection
  • Directors’ Duties


Roles and Responsibilities (including past roles and responsibilities)

Teaching and Course Leadership 

  • Deputy Course Leader, LLB (2017 – present)


  • Current Teaching Experience:
  • Undergraduate Modules: Company Law (Module Leader), Tort Law (Module Leader), Trusts and Equity (Module Leader), Research and Writing Skills (Module Leader), Introduction to Current Legal Issues in Cyprus (Module Leader), Introduction to Business Law (Module Leader)


  • Previous Teaching Experience:
  • Undergraduate Modules: Contract Law, Copyright Law, Land Law, Project, Dissertation
  • Postgraduate Modules: International Corporate Governance, Law of International Financial Transactions, International Sale of Goods, Legal and Regulatory Aspects of Money Laundering and Financial Crime


  • Teaching Nomination:
  • Nominated for the Newcastle University Students’ Union Teaching Excellence Awards (TEAs) in the ‘Contribution to Outstanding Feedback’ category (2014-15)


Administrative Roles


  • Research Degree Tutor (2020 – present)
  • UCLan Cyprus Law Fair Academic Coordinator (2019 – present)
  • Member of the Senate Committee of UCLan Cyprus (2018 – present)
  • School Lead for Innovation & Enterprise (2018 – present)
  • Member of the Research and Innovation Committee of UCLan Cyprus (2018 – present)
  • Deputy Course Leader, LLB (Hons) (2017 – present)
  • LLB and LLM Academic Advisor (2016 – present)



  • Project Leader, 1st UCLan Cyprus Law School PGR Conference 2019 (https://www.uclancyprus.ac.cy/uclan-cyprus-law-school-pgr-conference-2019/)
  • Course Leader, LLB (May 2018 – December 2018 (covering a maternity leave))
  • Member of the Bioethics Committee, UCLan Cyprus (2017-2018)
  • Academic Coordinator of UCLan Cyprus Law Blog (2017-2018)
  • Website Compliance Officer of UCLan Cyprus Law School (2017 – 2018)
  • Mentoring Scheme Coordinator, Newcastle University Law School (2015 – 2016)
  • International Student Tutor for the International Student Intensive Guidance and Development Programme, Newcastle University Law School (2014 – 2016)
  • Academic Support for Newcastle Law School’s student-led journal North East Law Review (2014 – 2016)
  • Coordinator of Newcastle Law School Inaugural PGR Conference (2014)
  • Coordinator of Newcastle Law School PGR Seminar Series (2013 – 2014)
  • Coordinator of North East PGR Law Forum Conference (2013 – 2014)
  • Managing Editor of the North East Law Review (2013 – 2014)


Selective Publications 

  • Murray CRG, Pitsillidou L & Caine C, ‘Student-led law reviews: What every UK law school needs?’ (2017) The Law Teacher 51(2), pp. 170-187


Selective Conference and Seminar Presentations 

  • Pitsillidou L, ‘Multiple Derivative Actions in the UK: Locus Standi and the LLPs’, 3rd International Conference European Company Law and Corporate Governance, University of Zargeb, Croatia, 7 December 2018
  • Pitsillidou L, ‘Multiple Derivative Actions in the UK: Time for Reform?’ UCLan UK: Research Staff Seminar, 13 February 2018
  • Pitsillidou L, ‘Multiple Derivative Actions’ Newcastle Law School: PGR Seminar Series, 15 April 2015 (invited)
  • Pitsillidou L, ‘Multiple Derivative Actions and the Pursuit of Justice’ Durham University: Institute of Commercial and Corporate Law (ICCL) PGR Research Seminar, 27 October 2014 (invited)
  • Pitsillidou L, ‘Seeking Justice in the 21st Century: Multiple Derivative Actions in the UK Revisited’ Nottingham University: Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) Annual Conference, 10 September 2014
  • Pitsillidou L (co-authored with Catherine Caine), ‘Student Law Reviews as a Tool for Enhancing Student Experience in the UK: Lessons to be learn from the US’ Robert Gordon University: Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA) Annual Conference, 9 April 2014
  • Pitsillidou L, ‘The UK Statutory Derivative Action: An Opportunity to Bring Justice to Minority Shareholders’ Bristol University: Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) Annual Conference, 11-12 September 2012 (poster presentation)


Selective Research Funding/ Grant Capture

  • 1st UCLan Cyprus Law School PGR Conference (June 2019): funded by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan UK) Research Services (€4,100)
  • Erasmus+ Teaching Mobility, UCLan UK (Preston), 13th February-15th February 2018 (€1180)
  • Call for Tenders for the Provision of Consultancy Services in the area of Good Governance, Combating Corruption, Economic Crime and Terrorism 2017/AO/51 (LOT 2)/ Council of Europe – Economic Crime and Cooperation Division (2018) (Successful application)
  • 1st Newcastle Law School PGR Conference (Newcastle University, 2013): funded by the PGR Innovation Fund (£4045.36)


Supervision of Projects/PhDs

  • I have been involved in the supervision of a variety of LLB and LLM Dissertations at both Newcastle University and UCLan Cyprus (20 to date).
  • I am currently holding the role of the Research Degree Tutor in which I am responsible for the coordination of the PhD programme at UCLan Cyprus (2020 – present).


Consultancy and CPD Training

  • Attended the Corporate Governance Conference 2017 entitled ‘The Future of Corporate Governance: New Regulations, Best Practices and Corporate Culture’ organised by Infocredit Group at the Hilton Cyprus Hotel in Nicosia on 5th May 2017. The Conference corresponds to a maximum of 5 CPD Units.


Other Scholarly and Outreach Activities

  • Acted as an academic coordinator for the student team which presented a topic entitled ‘The Effectiveness of the Law of Insolvency of Credit Institutions in Cyprus’ at the Central Bank of Cyprus Student Competition 2017.
  • Founder and Director of ICLAIM (2017- to date), a social enterprise vehicle promoting access to justice https://www.iclaimcentre.org/