Portrait of Dr Jackie Lane Dr Jackie Lane

j.a.lane@hud.ac.uk | 01484 473625


Position: Senior Lecturer - Law School
Qualifications: LLB, LLM, PGCE, FHEA, PGCert., Ph.D.

Jackie has worked for the University of Huddersfield as a Senior Lecturer in Law since 2005, having worked as a law lecturer since graduating as a mature student at the age of 34. She has gained post-graduate qualifications and also spent 4 years as a Justice of the Peace. She has a particular research interest in Employment Law.


  • LL.B. (Hons) (London University)
  • LL.M (London University)
  • P.G.C.E. (F.E.)(Nottingham Trent University)
  • P.G Cert in Social Research (University of Huddersfield)
  • Fellow Higher Education Academy
  • Doctor of Philosophy (University of Huddersfield)

Research and Scholarship

Jackie has a particular interest in discrimination and equality and has published and presented at international conferences on the subjects of disability and age discrimination. She also has a passion for labour history and completed a doctorate in 2017 which focuses on the mid-twentieth century when industrial relations were in a state of great upheaval.

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Lane, J. and Ingleby, R. (2017) ‘Indirect discrimination, justification and proportionality: are UK claimants at a disadvantage?Industrial Law Journal . ISSN 0305-9332

Lane, J (2017) ‘Health and safety law update school safety: separating myths from realityCILEX Journal (7/2017). ISSN 2050-0580

Lane, J (2017) ‘Trade Unions, Politics and the Courtroom - Uncomfortable Bedfellows?’. In: Labour Law Research Network (LLRN) Conference, 25th-27th June 2017, University of Toronto, Canada


Lane, J (2016) ‘The Threat to Facility Time in the Trade Union Act 2016—A Necessary Austerity Measure?Industrial Law Journal , p. dww031. ISSN 0305-9332

Lane, J (2016) ‘Immigration Law Update : Immigration status discrimination is not race discrimination. Jacqueline Lane comments on Taiwo v Olaigbe; Onu v Akwiwu (2016) UKSC 31CILEX Journal . ISSN 2050-0580

Lane, J (2016) ‘Teaching and Assessment can be inclusive too’. In: The Legal Academic's Handbook. London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. . ISBN 9781137434289


Lane, J (2015) ‘Legislation as an appropriate medium for controlling industrial relations – a view from history.’. In: Labour Law Network Research Conference, 25th-27th June 2015, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Lane, J. and Videbaek Munkholm, N. (2015) ‘Danish and British Protection from Disability Discrimination at Work - Past, Present and Future.The International Journal of Comparative Labour law and Industrial Relations , 31 (1), pp. 91-112. ISSN 0952-617X


Kelly, R. and Lane, J. (2013) ‘Accommodations in assessments for students on the autistic spectrum’. In: School of Education and Professional Development Conference, 19 July 2013, 19th July 2013, Huddersfield, UK

Lane, J. and Kelly, R. (2013) ‘A comparative analysis of the attitudes in Denmark and the United Kingdom towards disabled adults, in particular those with autism, in the workplace’. In: LLRN Inaugural Conference, 13th - 15th June 2013, Barcelona, Spain

Lane, J (2013) ‘Woodcock v Cumbria Primary Care Trust: The Objective Justification Test for Age DiscriminationThe Modern Law Review , 76 (1), pp. 146-157. ISSN 00267961


Lane, J (2012) ‘'Cost Controls': What are the limits to the defence of objective justification in age discrimination?CILEX Journal , pp. 38-39. ISSN 2050-0580

Lane, J. and Kelly, R. (2012) ‘Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome in the Law Student – Making Accommodations in Academic Assessments.’. In: 47th Annual Conference (Re)assessing Legal Education, 1st April - 3rd April 2012, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, UK


Lane, J (2011) ‘Workplace underclassLegal Executive Journal , pp. 38-39. ISSN 0024-0362

Lane, J (2011) ‘The continuing saga of the agency worker's plight …The Law Teacher , 45 (3), pp. 365-378. ISSN 0306-9400

Lane, J (2011) ‘Dyslexia in the learning of law: its meaning and its impact on student and teacher’. In: Learning in Law Annual Conference 2011: Experiencing Legal Education, 28th - 29th January 2011, Warwick, UK


Lane, J (2010) ‘Do we deliver on Law student expectations? If not, how can we work to achieve this?’. In: 45th Annual Conference of the Association of Law Teachers, Legal Education: Making a Difference, 29th - 31st March 2010, Clare College, Cambridge, UK


Higgins, E., Tatham, L. and Lane, J. (2009) ‘Recent Legal DevelopmentsThe Law Teacher , 43 (3), pp. 310-315. ISSN 03039400

Lane, J (2009) ‘An examination of positive action and harassment as forms of discrimination and the proposed changes in the Equality Bill 2009’. In: Employment Law Update:the new Equality Bill, 3rd November 2009, Liverpool

Lane, J (2009) ‘Battle of the sexesLegal Executive Journal , pp. 32-33. ISSN 0024-0362


Lane, J (2008) ‘Employment Law: An Advisers Handbook by Tamara Lewis [Legal Action Group, 2007, 7th edition]The Law Teacher , 42 (2), pp. 259-260. ISSN 03039400


Lane, J (2007) ‘Employment Law: Employment Rights- Agency Workers: James v Greenwich London Borough Council [2007] ICR 577, [2007] IRLR 168 and subsequent casesThe Law Teacher , 41 (3), pp. 341-349. ISSN 03039400

Teaching and Professional Activities

  • Contract Law module leader
  • Employment Law module leader