Emma Hayward

Senior Lecturer Practitioner

Faculty of Business, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
ARU Peterborough
Areas of Expertise:
Commercial law , Intellectual property law
Courses taught:

Emma is a qualified solicitor, specialising in intellectual property and commercial law. She has been an educator for over eight years and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy since 2020, following successful completion of the PG Certificate in Learning and Teaching with focus on the higher education sector.

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After qualifying as a solicitor, following successful completion of her training contract with Greenwoods Solicitors in Peterborough, Emma spent 12 years advising a range of companies and businesses with complex disputes involving trade marks, design rights, copyright and passing off. Emma acted for a client in a successful appeal to the Court of Appeal on a point of law concerning an account of profits in a trade mark infringement action.

Emma made the move to higher education teaching in March 2015. She taught Business Law and Practice, Practical Skills and Commercial Law and Intellectual Property on the Legal Practice Course at a leading LPC provider until August 2022, when she joined ARU Peterborough.


Emma teaches on the following modules:

  • Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • Contract Law
  • Introduction to Business Contracts and Law, on ARU Peterborough's suite of business degrees


  • Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching, BPP University
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice, University of Bristol
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Nottingham Law School (Nottingham Trent University)
  • Bachelor of Laws in Law with French Law and Language, University of Leicester
  • Diplome d’Etudes Juridiques Francaises, Universite Robert Schuman de Strasbourg

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy
  • Roll of Solicitors (Non-practicing Solicitor)