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Dr Lida Pitsillidou

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


[email protected]

+357 24694066

 

Qualifications

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) (2020)

 

Specialization

  • Company Law
  • Corporate Governance

 

Employment Track

Lecturer in Company Law and Corporate Governance, UCLan Cyprus (Sept 2016 – present)

Teaching Fellow in Commercial Law, Newcastle University (Sept 2014 – Aug 2016)

Part-time Teaching Assistant in Law, Newcastle University (Sept 2011 – Aug 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
  • Legal Education

 

Roles and Responsibilities (including past roles and responsibilities)

Teaching and Course Leadership 

  • Course Leader, LLB (2021 – present)

Current Teaching Experience:

  • Undergraduate Modules: Company Law (Module Leader), Tort Law (Module Leader), Trusts and Equity (Module Leader), Professional Skills and Development (Module Leader), Introduction to Current Legal Issues in Cyprus (Module Leader), Introduction to Business Law (Module Leader)
  • Postgraduate Modules: International Corporate Governance (Module Leader)

 

Previous Teaching Experience:

  • Undergraduate Modules: Contract Law, Copyright Law, Land Law
  • Postgraduate Modules: 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

Current:

  • Course Leader, LLB (2021 – present)
  • Research Degree Tutor (2020 – present)
  • Member of the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Committee (TLEC) (2021 – present)
  • UCLan Cyprus Law Fair Academic Coordinator (2019 – present)
  • Member of the Senate Committee of UCLan Cyprus (2018 – present)
  • LLB and LLM Academic Advisor (2016 – present)

 

Previous:

  • Deputy Course Leader, LLB (2017 – 2021)
  • School Lead for Innovation & Enterprise (2018 – 2021)
  • Member of the Research and Innovation Committee of UCLan Cyprus (2018 – 2021)
  • 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 

Articles:

  • Pitsillidou L, ‘Sevilleja v Marex Financial Ltd [2020] UKSC 31: Seeking Justice for Creditors?’ (2021) 34(4) Insolvency Intelligence 125 (case comment)
  • Murray CRG, Pitsillidou L & Caine C, ‘Student-led law reviews: What every UK law school needs?’ (2017) 51(2) The Law Teacher 170

 

Blogs:

  • Pitsillidou L, ‘Legal Education in an Era of Change: The Impact of COVID-19’ (Rule of Law Monitoring Mechanism Blog, 12th August 2021)

< https://ruleoflawmonitoringmechanism.eu/posts/legal-education-in-an-era-of-change-impact-covid19-lida-pitsillidou>

 

Selective Conference and Seminar Presentations 

  • Pitsillidou L, ‘Business Structuresin the UK’, Company Law Guest Lecture Series, Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University (Ukraine), 17th November 2021 (invited)
  • Pitsillidou L, ‘Directors’ Dutiesin the UK’, Company Law Guest Lecture Series, Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University (Ukraine), 18th November 2021 (invited)
  • Pitsillidou L, ‘Sevilleja v Marex Financial Ltd: The UK principle of reflective loss and company creditors’, Company Law Guest Lecture Series, Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University (Ukraine), 24th November 2021 (invited)
  • Pitsillidou L, ‘Multiple Derivative Actions in the UK: Recent Developments’, Company Law Guest Lecture Series, Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University (Ukraine), 25th November 2021 (invited)
  • Pitsillidou L, ‘Derivative Actions and LLPs’, 4th Annual Conference of the Partnership, LLP and LLC Law Forum, Nottingham Trent University, 9th September 2021
  • Pitsillidou L, ‘Multiple Derivative Actions in the UK: Locus Standi and the LLPs’, 3rd International Conference European Company Law and Corporate Governance, University of Zagreb, 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
  • 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 PGR Research Day (March 2022): funded by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan UK) Research Services (€1982)
  • 1st UCLan Cyprus Law School PGR Conference (June 2019): funded by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan UK) Research Services (€4100)
  • 1st Newcastle Law School PGR Conference (Newcastle University, 2013): funded by the PGR Innovation Fund (£4045)

 

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 (24 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

  • Coordinator of the 1st UCLan Cyprus PGR Research Day (UCLan Cyprus, March 2022)
  • Participated at the Advance HE’s Global Torch Relay in July 2021 on behalf of UCLan Cyprus. My project was titled ‘The use of Vevox as a pedagogical tool to enhance student learning and engagement: the impact of COVID-19’.
  • Coordinator of the 1st UCLan Cyprus Law School PGR Conference (UCLan Cyprus, June 2019)
  • Erasmus+ Teaching Mobility, UCLan UK (Preston), 13th – 15th February 2018
  • 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/
  • Coordinator of the 1st Newcastle Law School PGR Conference (Newcastle University, 2013)