Andrew Tickell is a lecturer in law at GCU, having joined the department in 2014 following time spent studying at the universities of Edinburgh, Utrecht, Glasgow and Oxford. Andrew’s research has focused on a socio-legal evaluation of the admissibility decision-making of the European Court of Human Rights. He is also interested in the law, politics and operation of devolution in the United Kingdom and broader jurisprudential questions of law, rights, liberalism and liberty. Outwith the academia, Andrew advised the National Theatre of Scotland on disability law and policy and has counselled Alyn Smith MEP in matters of European law, policy and politics. He has contributed expert evidence to the Scottish Parliament on the future of devolution and regularly assists NGOs in their scrutiny and evaluation of Scottish government law and policy. Andrew is also a regular contributor to the Times in Scotland and appears regularly as a commentator on law and politics online, in print, and on national radio and television. His bylines include the Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday, Daily Record, the Sun, the National and Scottish arts and public affairs periodical, the Drouth. He blogs as Lallands Peat Worrier and tweets regularly.
Andrew’s session at the SULCN Conference will focus on how people access justice and will feature a panel discussing barriers preventing this and how they can be overcome.
The Employment Law team from Blackadders will be joining us to run a mock Employment Tribunal so that student advisors are able to understand how the experts conduct these hearings. The team from Blackadders are the reigning Employment Law Team of the Year, having won the trophy in 2016 at the Scottish Legal Awards and we are delighted that they will be coming to Glasgow for SULCN 2017. The team are incredibly innovative and have a way of explaining employment law matters in a way that all lecturers in the subject should aspire to! Their use of social media show that Simon, Jack and Andrew are classic examples of the adage that if you know something inside out then you can explain it simply. Who would make the best lawyer in the Seven Kingdoms? They have the answer here. At the Legal Awards this year Simon is a finalist in the Lawyer of the Year category, Andrew a finalist in the Rising Star Award while Jack has been ranked as an Associate to watch by the latest Chambers guide. Their fantastic Employment Lawyer in Your Pocket Podcast is a brilliant resource and shows why the team is so highly rated. Each episode succinctly and simply explains how managers and HR professionals should be conducting disciplinary proceedings and their use of puns can only be described as stellar! Their charitable work is also something which deserves a lot of praise, in particular their effort in the 3 Peaks Challenge.
We are delighted they will be joining us to run a mock employment tribunal, there is nobody better for student advisors to learn from than the Employment Team of the Year.