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Dr Lida Pitsillidou


+357 24694066


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

  • Thesis title: ‘The UK Statutory Derivative Action: An Opportunity to Bring Justice to Minority Shareholders’
  • Viva successfully passed with one month minor corrections 
  • Supervisors: Mr. Ian Dawson and Dr. Abdul K. Aldohni
  • External examiners: Prof. David Milman (University of Lancaster) and Dr. Jingchen Zhao 
(University of Leeds)

PG Cert, Research Training (Newcastle University, 2012)

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

LLB (Hons) (University of Sunderland, 2009)

Employment Track

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

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

Memberships (Academic/Professional)

  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS)
  • Member of the Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA)
  • Founding Member/Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Law, Alternative and Innovative Methods (ICLAIM) (

Research Interests

My research interests lie primarily in the areas of Company Law and Corporate Governance, particularly on the issues of minority shareholder protection and directors’ duties.

Roles and Responsibilities (including past roles and responsibilities)

Teaching and Course Leadership 

  • Deputy Course Leader, LLB (Hons) (2017 – present)
  • Current Teaching Experience:
    • Undergraduate Modules: Company Law (Module Leader), Introduction to Current Legal Issues in Cyprus (Module Leader), Land Law, Tort Law (Module Leader), Trusts and Equity (Module Leader)
    • Postgraduate Modules: International Corporate Governance (Module Leader)
  • Previous Teaching Experience:
    • Undergraduate Modules: Introduction to Academic Study, Introduction to Business Law/ Law for Accounting Practice, Contract Law, Copyright Law
    • Postgraduate Modules: International Sale of Goods, Legal and Regulatory Aspects of Money Laundering and Financial Crime
  • Teaching Nomination:

In the academic year of 2013/14, I was nominated for the Newcastle University Students’ Union Teaching Excellence Awards (TEAs) in the ‘Contribution to Outstanding Feedback’ category.

Administrative Roles

  • Deputy Course Leader, LLB (Hons) (2017 – present)
  • LLB and LLM Academic Advisor (2016 – present)
  • Member of the Bioethics Committee/ Research and Innovation Committee, UCLan Cyprus (2017 – present)
  • Academic Coordinator of UCLan Cyprus Law Blog (2017 – present)
  • Website Compliance Officer of UCLan Cyprus Law School (2017 – present)
  • 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: Time for Reform?’ UCLan UK: Research Staff Seminar, 13February 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

  • Erasmus+ Teaching Mobility, UCLan UK (Preston), 13th February-15th February 2018, €1180
  • PGR Innovation Fund (Newcastle University, 2013): As part of a team of five PhD students from Newcastle Law School, I successfully helped to secure £4045.36 of funding for the organisation of Newcastle Law School’s inaugural PGR Conference 2014.
  • I have participated to other bidding activities such as COST and TWINNING.

Supervision of Projects/PhDs

  • I would be interested in supervising any postgraduate research projects on Company Law and Corporate Governance.

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.