European and Comparative Law Research Group

Academic staff

Academic staff

Professor Adam Lazowski
Adam Lazowski is Professor of EU Law at the School of Law at the University of Westminster (London). He obtained a Masters Degree in 1999 and a PhD in 2001 from the Faculty of Law of the University of Warsaw. Between 1999 and 2003, he lectured at the University of Warsaw. During the next two years, he worked as a senior researcher in European law at the T.M.C. Asser Institute (The Hague). His research interests include the law of the European Union as well as public international law. His research has so far led to a number of books, articles, contributions to edited volumes and conference papers.

In 2003, his monograph on non-judicial remedies in EU law received first prize in a nationwide competition for the best book on EU law organised in Poland by the Foundation for the Promotion of European Law. Since 1999, Dr Lazowski has actively participated in various EU law training programmes for practitioners inter alia in Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia and Estonia. In Estonia, he served as a mid-term expert in an EU-financed biannual project. In that capacity, he provided extensive training to national lawyers as well as co-writing a distance-learning course combined with a series of case studies aimed at Estonian judges. He was also involved in the training of Polish officials for the Presidency in the European Union (2011). Over the past years Professor Lazowski delivered guest lectures at University of Surrey, University of Sussex, University of Leicester, University of Rotterdam, University of Warsaw, University of Tartu, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, the European Law Academy (ERA) in Trier, University of Zagreb, University of Luxembourg, University of Basel.

In November 2012 Adam gave oral evidence to the EU Select Committee of the House of Lords (an inquiry into the EU enlargement process). In December 2015 Professor Lazowski gave evidence to the Scottish Parliament (an inquiry into EU exit). 

Professor Danny Nicol
Danny Nicol is Professor of Public Law. He is presently completing a monograph on the political, legal and constitutional aspects of the BBC's longest-running drama series "Doctor Who", focusing on such issues as globalised law, war crimes, the construction of national identity, corporate power and the distance between leaders and the led.

He was appointed Professor of Public Law in 2006 having previously been Reader in Law at London Metropolitan University. He holds a BA in Jurisprudence from Wadham College, Oxford and an LLM in European Law from University College London.  He was awarded a City Solicitors Educational Fund studentship in order to pursue his doctoral studies at Brunel University, and in 2000 obtained his PhD for a thesis investigating the understandings of British MPs of the constitutional law implications of membership of the European Economic Community.  He has written monographs on EU membership and the British constitution, and on the relationship of capitalism to the British constitution.  He has also published widely on the UK's Human Rights Act.  He serves on the Editorial Board of the journal Public Law.

Dr Ioannis Glinavos
Ioannis studied at Essex (LLB) and Kent (LLM,PhD) before taking a Teaching Fellowship at SOAS (Contract Law). He then held lectureships at Kingston (Contract Law) and Reading (Company and Commercial Law). Ioannis has published two books with Routledge (2010, 2013) and a series of articles on Law and Development, Law and Economics and Investment Arbitration. He is currently researching foreign investor rights in the context of the economic crisis. 

Eleni Frantziou
Eleni joined Westminster Law School as a Lecturer in September 2015. She currently teaches European Union Law, Human Rights in the UK and Public International Law as part of the LLB curriculum. Prior to joining Westminster, Eleni was an Exchange Scholar at Yale University and a Teaching Fellow at University College London, where she is also finalising her doctorate. She holds an LLM in European Legal Studies from the College of Europe (Bruges) and an LLB from King’s College London.

Jeanette Nicholas
Jeanette Nicholas graduated in Law at the University of Westminster in 1992, and completed her LLM at the London School of Economics in 1993. Jeanette Nicholas is the module leader for Law of the European Union and Work Placement in a Legal Setting on the LLB course, and also teaches Legal Skills and career development planning. She is also currently responsible for careers education and employability at the Westminster Law School, and was one of the members of the Diversity in Law team, which provided placements in City law firms and in-house legal departments for undergraduate law students. She recently took part in a UKCLE project funded by JISC on the use of e-portfolios in legal education and piloted the use of software used to facilitate personal development planning, and has also collaborated with the University's Educational Liaison on its AimHigher programme, funded by HEFCE. She is the LLB Admissions Tutor, an elected member of Academic Council from 2009-2013 and also a member of the School's teaching and learning and marketing committees.

Chris Ellins
Chris is Course Leader of the LLM Entertainment Law programme as well as LLB EU Law. Chris teaches across an number of entertainment related modules across the LLB and LLM including Intellectual Property in the Entertainment Industry and Merchandising and Entertainment.

Marloes Spreeuw

Alan Fenton
Alan Michael Fenton BA (Hons), MA Business Law, CNAA Cert in Education, Solicitor (non-practising) is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Westminster and has been teaching at the Law School since 2010. Alan originally lectured in Banking and Insurance law but has more recently practiced as an employment lawyer and after admission as a Solicitor in 2001 quickly rose to Head of Employment at a medium sized practice in the West Country. During this period Alan was instrumental in creating an evening law clinic in the areas of employment and family law in the city of Bath.

Dr Catherine Pedamon

PhD students

Ms Rebab Nor Al-din


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Research areas

Research areas of the Westminster European and Comparative Law Research Group.