Kerrie qualified as a solicitor with Pinsent Masons and practiced law for 12 years across a diverse range of practice areas. Kerrie initially qualified into the private equity team as a corporate solicitor and has experience of advising listed, overseas and large private companies. Whilst at Pinsent Masons Kerrie worked on a range of issues including mergers and acquisitions, group restructures, stock exchange listings and public takeovers.

Kerrie then spent several years working as a human rights lawyer for Refugee and Migrant Justice. Kerrie represented victims of human trafficking, child soldiers, unaccompanied asylum seeking children and victims of domestic violence. Kerrie has extensive experience of representing clients at court.

On the LLB, Kerrie is module leader for practical contract law and business awareness and employment practice. Kerrie is also joint programme leader on the LLM in international business law with a particular focus on advanced legal skills and corporate social responsibility.

Qualifications and memberships

BA(Hons) European Studies and Modern Languages (University of Manchester)

Postgraduate Diploma in Law (Nottingham Law School)

Legal Practice Course (Nottingham Law School)

MSc Development Management (Open University)

Admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Member, IMISCOE (International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion in Europe)

Member, Society of Legal Scholars

Academic and research interests

Kerrie has a particular interest in the intersection between business and human rights through corporate social responsibility. Research has focused on the tension between the human right to access essential medicines and the right to protect intellectual property including whether the legal framework can be used to promote access to essential medicines.

In relation to legal education, Kerrie has carried out research into the impact of student peer review in undergraduate law students and the relevance of student peer review in developing transferrable skills relevant to employment.

Most recently Kerrie has carried out research in relation to the Solicitors Qualifying Exam looking at the use of multiple choice questions as part of centralised assessment including a comparative analysis of other jurisdictions.