Portrait of  James Mendelsohn James Mendelsohn

j.b.mendelsohn@hud.ac.uk | 01484 473607



  James Mendelsohn on Google Scholar  


Position: Senior Lecturer - Law School
Qualifications: BA, LLM, PCPD, FHEA, Solicitor

James Mendelsohn is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Law. He joined the University in 2005. Prior to that, James was a solicitor in private practice, working for both large and small commercial firms. James has a BA (Hons) in History and Modern Languages from the University of Oxford; a Postgraduate Diploma in Law and a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice from BPP Law School; and an LLM (Distinction) from the University of Huddersfield.

Research and Scholarship

James’ research interests include Company Law and Insolvency Law.

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Mendelsohn, J (2018) ‘Closing the loophole: time to clip Hizballah’s ‘wings’Crime, Security and Society , 1 (1). ISSN 2398-130X


Mendelsohn, J (2017) ‘Hezbollah: Time to spike the terrorists' gunsThe Jewish Chronicle . ISSN 0021-633X


Mendelsohn, J (2014) ‘Directors’ thefts: case closed?CILEX Journal , pp. 38-39. ISSN 2050-0580


Mendelsohn, J (2012) ‘Shifting the goalposts?CILEX Journal , p. 37. ISSN 2050-0580

Mendelsohn, J (2012) Still "the unyielding rock"? A critical assessment of the ongoing importance of Salomon V Salomon & Co LTD[1897] AC 22 in the light of selected English company law cases Masters thesis, University of Huddersfield.


Mendelsohn, J (2011) ‘The criminal companiesLegal Executive Journal . ISSN 0024-0362


Mendelsohn, J (2010) ‘Majority RuleLegal Executive Journal , p. 34. ISSN 0024-0362

Mendelsohn, J (2010) ‘Wisdom of SalomonLegal Executive Journal , p. 37. ISSN 0024-0362


Cockerill, A. and Mendelsohn, J. (2008) ‘Directors and the missing ‘articles’Solicitor's Journal , 152 (2). ISSN 0038-1047


James is a member of the Association of Law Teachers and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research Degree Supervision

James is happy to supervise research students in Company Law and Insolvency Law. Past and present student projects have covered lifting the veil, company insolvency, and corporate manslaughter.

Enterprise Activities

James co-ordinates a “Business Law Basics” training seminar for company directors and other professionals. This has been well-received by professionals in both Barnsley and Huddersfield.

Administrative Responsibilities

Admissions Tutor, Legal Practice Course

Year 4 year tutor, Master in Law & Practice

Teaching and Professional Activities

Administrative responsibilities:

  • Year 4 year tutor, Master in Law & Practice

Teaching Responsibilities:


  • Module Leader – Company Law (including collaborative and distance/ virtual learning provision).


  • Module Leader – Insolvency Law & Practice
  • Tutor – Business Law & Practice