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Miss Anna Knight

Part-Time Tutor in Durham Law School

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Anna Knight is a current PhD candidate in the Department of Law. She completed her undergraduate studies at Northumbria University graduating with a LLB (Hons) Exempting Degree incorporating the Bar Vocational Course (Upper Second Class Honours). Anna worked in the student law office on the criminal appeals team during the course of her degree, gaining experience of a range of cases, the majority of which involved murder or sexual offences. She was awarded the Westlaw Prize for attaining the highest mark in her dissertation which was a comparative study between those rights given to civil partners under the Civil Partnership Act compared to those afforded to a married couple under various pieces of other legislation.

Anna was called to the Bar by Inner Temple in July 2005 and then returned to Northumbria to complete an LLM in Advanced Legal Practice. Her dissertation focused on the Adoption and Children Act 2002 and how far it has succeeded in fulfilling the inadequacies of the previous law.


Current Research

Anna is researching the conflict that can arise between religious freedom under Article 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights and sexual orientation anti discrimination legislation. 

Research Groups

  • Human Rights Centre (HRC)
  • Gender and Law at Durham (GLAD

Teaching Area

  • Employment
  • Trusts

Research Interests

  • Anti-Discrimination Law
  • Human Rights Law
  • Religious liberty

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