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Alicia Virtue

Deputy Head of School
Faculty of Business and Law
Economics, Finance and Law
Areas of Expertise:

Alicia is a Senior Lecturer with experience of teaching law to ARU’s foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate students. She adopts a practical approach by drawing on her experiences of working in the legal and business-related industries to teach legal knowledge, methods and skills in a practical context.

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Alicia studied Law at London Southbank University and gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in a range of industries before qualifying as a solicitor in 2008.  
While at University, Alicia was a Solicitor’s Assistant providing a link between the Solicitor and Barrister at court in family, child and criminal cases. After graduating, Alicia worked as a Property Negotiator and Manager for a Central London firm negotiating contracts, resolving disputes and devising plans for property development. She went on to work as a property development and construction Legal Assistant whilst studying the Legal Practice Course. After the course she trained with a firm and qualified as an Employment solicitor for individual and commercial clients. Alicia transitioned into finance, working on a project for a large bank and auditing firm dealing with financial compliance, before working as a Human Resources Advisor for a global investment bank. Here she advised managers and managed employee related matters ensuring practices were followed in line with employment laws. 
Alicia now channels these experiences into her teaching. She is the Module lead for Legal Method and Skills on the undergraduate course and also leads the Property, Family and Child Care Law modules on the Postgraduate Legal Practice Course.  

Alicia understands first-hand that transferable skills are a great asset and that developing these will help you to adapt to a competitive and changing job market.

Spoken Languages

Module Leader:

  • Property Law and Practice, Legal Practice Course
  • Family Law and Practice, Legal Practice Course
  • Child Care Law and Practice, Legal Practice Course
  • Legal Methods and Skills, LLB Law
  • Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School
  • BA Law and Criminology Joint Honours, London Southbank University
Memberships, editorial boards
  • Law Society