Mrs Mumtaz Hussain


Faculty of Social Sciences


University of Wolverhampton Law School


Head of Postgraduate and Professional Law

Contact details

Direct line: 01902 321559


University of Wolverhampton
Faculty of Social Sciences
Wolverhampton Law School
Mary Seacole Building
Nursery Street
City Campus North
Wolverhampton WV1 1AD
United Kingdom

Areas of expertise:  

Family Law (private law), Alternative Dispute Resolution (in particular mediation), Law on Negligence, Personal Injury Litigation.


Mumtaz Hussain is the Head of Department for Postgraduate and Professional Law with overall responsibility for postgraduate law courses. She joined the University in 1996 as a Senior Lecturer. Mumtaz’s legal career route commenced with working as a Legal Executive Officer at the Legal Aid Board in the public sector, then as a solicitor in the private sector - in the areas of civil law and litigation, and specialising in personal injury litigation (for claimants). Mumtaz worked in the legal sector and profession for over 10 years prior to joining the University. Mumtaz has expertise in the law of negligence, personal injury litigation and alternative dispute resolution, in particular mediation.
Mumtaz is the founder and Director of the University Legal Advice Centre and was awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Award in 2012 for Curriculum Innovation and Initiative of the Year. She was also instrumental in setting up the Law Student Representation Project with the City of Wolverhampton Welfare Rights Service in 2014 and the Wolverhampton Legal Campions in 2015. The work of the Law Student Representation Project was highly commended and was awarded the Wolverhampton Law Society Award for Community Champion in November 2015.
Mumtaz is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and, as such, she has a keen interest in innovation in the curriculum that would enhance students’ academic and employability skills. She has taught overseas, for the University, in Hong Kong and Mauritius. Mumtaz also has extensive experience of postgraduate and professional law course provisions and assessments at other higher education institutions through her external examining activities. She has also served as a governor at a further education college and primary school.

Academic qualifications

MA in Education (Leadership and Management) (July 2013) (University of Wolverhampton)
Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning in HE (July 1999) (University of Wolverhampton)
Law Society Finals (passed with honours) (Oct 1990) (Law Society of England and Wales)
LLB (Hons) (June1985)(Coventry (Lanchester) Polytechnic)

Teaching interests

Family Law (private law), Alternative Dispute Resolution (in particular mediation), Law of Torts, Personal Injury Litigation, English and European Union Legal Systems, legal skills such as negotiation, interviewing and advising.

Research interests

My research interests are in the area of conflict resolution and mediation, as an alternative form of dispute resolution.

Corporate and community engagement 

Currently, Lay member of the Birmingham Cross City Clinical Commissioning Group with particular interest as committee member on their NHS Primary Care Committee.

Professional body membership and roles

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Member of The Law Society as a Solicitor
Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Professional Body Roles

SRA Legal Practice Course Assessor – 2002 to 2008
SRA External examiner – 2002 - 2010

External academic roles

External examiner on the MLaw/ LPC at Northumbria University
External examiner on the LLM at University of Law (Guildford)

Academic society membership: Member of the Society of Legal Scholars (Sept. 2011 to present)