Portrait of  Gemma Manning Gemma Manning

g.manning@hud.ac.uk | 01484 473070


Position: Senior Lecturer - Law School
Qualifications: LLB, MA, PCPD, FHEA, Solicitor

Gemma Manning has worked at the University of Huddersfield since leaving legal practice in 2004. She is a Senior Lecturer in the Law Department and a former practising solicitor in Immigration and Asylum Law and Mental Health Law. She is module leader for Immigration and Asylum Law on the Masters of Law and Practice, the Legal Practice Course, the LLB undergraduate Law Course and the LLB Distance Learning course. She also teaches on the Administration of Justice and Human Rights module. As manager of the University Legal Advice Clinic in the Packhorse Centre she assists and mentors students in the provision of free legal advice to the community.

Research and Scholarship

Gemma has written articles on a range of aspects of immigration and asylum law and human rights law and is particularly interested in gender and refugee law, assisting with the development of a research stream in this area.

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Manning, G (2016) ‘MS Pakistan: Human Rights and State Obligations in Trafficking CasesStudent Law Review , 79, pp. 41-45. ISSN 0961-0391

Manning, G (2016) ‘Fair Hearings in Immigration TribunalsStudent Law Review , 78, pp. 30-34. ISSN 0961-0391

Manning, G (2016) ‘A New Landscape of Appeals: Visit Visas and Family LifeStudent Law Review , 77, pp. 37-41. ISSN 0961-0391


Manning, G (2015) ‘Sexual Orientation and Asylum Claims: A European Legal FrameworkStudent Law Review , 76, pp. 32-35. ISSN 0961-0391

Manning, G (2015) ‘ECHR: The Right to Respect for Private and Family Life’. In: Westlaw UK Insight: An Innovative Online Encyclopedia of UK Law. London, UK: Westlaw. .

Manning, G (2015) ‘The Battle to be Believed: Credibility in Asylum CasesStudent Law Review , 75, pp. 31-34. ISSN 0961-0391


Manning, G (2014) ‘The Immigration Act 2014: Restricting Rights and Increasing PowersStudent Law Review , 73, pp. 33-37. ISSN 0961-0391

Manning, G (2014) ‘Female Genital Mutilation and the Assessment of RiskStudent Law Review , 72, pp. 39-42. ISSN 0961-0391


Manning, G (2013) ‘Integration or Segregation? Changes and Challenges to the Rules on Family MigrationStudent Law Review , 70, pp. 44-50. ISSN 0961-0391


  • Chief Examiner of Immigration Law for the Chartered Institution of Legal Executives – April 2012 – January 2016
  • External Examiner for University of East London

Research Degree Supervision

Gemma is interested in receiving proposals for Masters Level supervision on any areas of immigration and asylum law or human rights law.

Teaching and Professional Activities

  • Module leader for Immigration and Asylum Law LLB
  • Module leader for Immigration and Asylum Law LPC
  • Module leader for Immigration and Asylum Law MLP
  • Module leader for and Immigration and Asylum Law DL
  • Teaching on Administration of Justice and Human Rights module.
  • Legal Advice Clinic Manager – supervising and assisting students in the provision of free legal advice to the community and helping with the selection process of candidates to the Legal Advice clinic.
  • Two external examiner appointments for Immigration and Asylum Law.