Portrait of  Emma Hatfield Emma Hatfield

e.l.hatfield@hud.ac.uk | 01484 473942



Position: Senior Lecturer, Law School
Qualifications: LLB, LLM, FHEA, Solicitor


Emma Hatfield is a solicitor (non-practising) and a senior law lecturer. She obtained her LL.B (Hons) and LPC from Staffordshire University where she attained a distinction, top 10 place and special prize on the LPC. Emma then moved to Wiltshire where she trained and qualified as a solicitor, being admitted to the roll in October 2000. Emma specialised in Property Law in private practice in West Yorkshire before commencing her employment with the University of Huddersfield in May 2004.


Research and Scholarship

Emma is subject leader for Property Law & Practice on the Legal Practice Course and Land Law on the LL.B course. She is Law Careers advisor for students on the LL.B and LPC wishing to qualify as solicitors.

Current responsibilities and teaching areas

Land Law - LL.B Year Three

Property Law & Practice - LPC

Drafting Skills - LPC

Wills & Probate - LPC

Subject Leader for Property Law & Practice

Subject Leader for Land Law

Law Careers Advisor

Personal Tutor

Professonal Membership & Activities

LLM Working Group
LPC Assessment Strategy Committee


Publications and Other Research Outputs


Hatfield, E (2015) ‘The e-conveyancing re-revolutionThe Conveyancer and Property Lawyer (2), pp. 148-151. ISSN 0010-8200


Hatfield, E (2014) ‘Faith and understanding: the principle of indemnitySolicitor's Journal , 158 (20), p. 15. ISSN 0038-1047


Hatfield, E (2013) ‘Under wraps: enforcing concealed planning breaches after the Localism ActSolicitor's Journal . ISSN 0038-1047

Hatfield, E (2013) ‘“A sledge hammer to crack a small nut.” An analysis of Section 124 of the Localism Act 2011The Conveyancer and Property Lawyer (1), pp. 48-60. ISSN 0010-8200

Hatfield, E (2013) ‘Concealing development - Did we really need section 124?Journal of Planning and Environment Law (1), pp. 19-28. ISSN 0307-4870


Hatfield, E (2012) ‘Is specific performance an option for landlords?Solicitor's Journal , 156 (42), pp. 12-13. ISSN 0038-1047

Hatfield, E (2012) ‘A critical look at landlord's remedies for tenant's breach of repairing covenant: Part 2Landlord and Tenant Review , 16 (5), pp. 183-186. ISSN 1365-8018

Hatfield, E (2012) ‘A critical look at landlord's remedies for tenant's breach of repairing covenant: Part 1Landlord and Tenant Review , 16 (4), pp. 138-142. ISSN 1365-8018