Caroline Chappell

Senior Lecturer in Law

Caroline is a Senior Lecturer in Law in the Law School and has been a qualified solicitor since 1994.  She specialises in Medical Law and Ethics.


B.A. Hons (Oxon) Lincoln College University of Oxford 1990

Law Society Finals (Guildford College of Law) 1991

Qualified Solicitor (non-practising)

M.A. Hons (Oxon) University of Oxford 1999

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 2012


I studied Jurisprudence at Lincoln College, Oxford, graduating in 1990, after which I studied for my LPC at the College of Law in Guildford.  I entered a training contract with law firm Slaughter and May - a 'magic circle' commercial firm in the City of London - in 1992 and qualified as a solicitor in 1994.  After spending some time after qualification in the property department of Slaughter and May, I switched specialty to clinical negligence and healthcare law.  I have worked for two of the leading defendant firms in the country in this area and have a special interest in brain injury and obstetric cases.

After a break having my children, I started working as a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Chester Law School.  I was employed as a Lecturer in Law part-time in 2008 and I am now a Senior Lecturer in Law.


I lead modules in Medical Law at Level 6 and in the English Legal System and Critical Legal Skills at Level 4.  I also teach Tort Law at Level 5 and Law, Ethics and Morality at Level 4.  I am also the Assessment Officer at the Law School.


My research interests lie primarily in the field and Medical Law and Ethics.