Emily White


Emily is a Fellow of CILEx and has been since June 2009.

Emily has been practising Law since leaving College and originally qualifying as a Scottish Paralegal living in Edinburgh. Once qualified Emily joined the Scottish Paralegal Association and worked in one of Scotland’s top Law Firms in Dispute Resolution. Upon moving to England her studies continued with CILEx.

Emily’s main legal areas of practice are Personal Injury Law and Civil Litigation. However she also has much experience and regularly advises clients with regard to matters relating to Employment Law and the Practice of Wills and Succession.

Gary Ackinclose


Gary is a qualified solicitor and was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court in 2001. Gary is currently a Principle Solicitor and has been a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives since 1994.

Alongside Gary’s extensive Legal experience, he also has a number of years’ experience of lecturing at local colleges and to legal executive trainees, also giving annual seminars both in London and Manchester on various topics of law.

Christina McCarthy


Holding an LLB (Hons) Law and an LLM in International Business Law, Christina McCarthy has over 10 years’ experience as a lecturer and examiner at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, with an academic and vocational background in both English law and New York State law. Christina regularly delivers in-house employment law seminars and is an expert in the drafting and interpretation of commercial contracts for company clients. She has worked extensively as an academic consultant providing corporate regulation and academic structures; she also regularly sits as a member on assessment boards. Christina is currently in the process of researching Alternative Dispute Resolution in the civil and criminal justice system to support government initiatives in this area.

Colin Stainton


Colin has worked as a company secretary in the corporate and voluntary sector where he had responsibility for company administration, business contracts, contracts of employment, HASAW and employment relations. He also has considerable experience teaching Law on professional programmes and on Foundation Degree programmes. In addition, Colin has worked for City Guilds designing and moderating Law assignments and the marking schemes, as well as editing the learning materials including being the editor in chief for the consumer law option.

Peter Rowlands


Holding a BA (Hons) Degree in Law and currently working towards his LLM Masters of Law, Peter has experience delivering specific Law modules on a variety of programmes including both academic and professional qualifications. He has experience of teaching on the Foundation Degree in Law for Hartlepool Sixth Form College including the Law of Tort, Law of Contract, Public law and European Union Law.

Peter’s lecturing experience also includes delivery of CILEx modules (Chartered Institute of Legal Executives) Level 3 and Level 6 such as Client Care, Introduction to Law and Practice, Legal Research and CILEx Level 3 Apprenticeship in Legal Services.

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Sue Houchen


Sue has many years’ experience in developing and lecturing on various Law programmes. She has also worked for QAA in moderating and standardising University assessments, A-level and GCSE examinations.

In practice she specialised in the areas of Children and Family Proceedings and Crime. Sue lectured on law degree programmes with Sunderland University after gaining her PGCE, before going on to develop the Law Department at Hartlepool College.

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Stephen Campbell Glass


Steve is a Barrister and Legal Advocate with responsibility for the receipt of legal and client instructions in relation to County Court and Police Station Representation. He holds an LLM with Distinction along with his Bar Council Membership.

Prior to completing his Legal Education, Stephen was employed as a Chief Inspector - Criminal Justice Strategy for Durham Constabulary and as a Lead Inspector for Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary.

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Paul Noble


I am an experienced and passionate Personal Online Tutor specialising in the field of Human Resource and Personnel Management across a range of ILM and undergraduate degree programmes. I am also an experienced tutor for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and have worked closely with professional bodies for 20+ years.

I have a wide ranging industrial/ business background having worked in the NHS, Pharmaceutical, Retail, IT Software, Hotel and Brewing Industries, on a wide range of projects. My own CPD over the years has consisted of work regionally with CIPD North East. Former member of CIPD North East and national CIPD committees and working parties. Roles included Vice Chair, Membership, Secretary, TEC/LSC liaison, CPD mentor, Education Sub Committee.

I am now actively engaged with supporting student CPD development on both professional and academic programmes here at NCG Direct and also involved as a mentor on CIPD "Next Steps" national programme.

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Allison Williams


I am a professional, committed qualified teacher having completed a Certificate of Education through the University of Sunderland. I have taught finance and accounting on a range of courses including AS and A2 Accounting, BTEC in Business, HNC/D in Business and CIMA Managerial Level. Currently I teach units on levels 2, 3 and 4 of the AAT qualification. I have also recently assessed and verified units at level 2, 3 and 4 and taught AAT Level 3 for Sunderland College and assessed computerised accounts for East Durham College.

I am an examination marker for AQA marking the ACCN2 module of A2 Accounting and have recently been appointed as an Assessment Associate for Pearsons.

I have a proven ability to teach, motivate and direct learners to reach their full potential. I have the academic knowledge and industry experience to inject real world knowledge into lessons having worked recently with a CIC setting up their account.

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Bernadette Craven


I am a Chartered Public Financial Accountant (CCAB) and have worked in industry and education as a management accountant before taking my Certificate in Education. I have taught finance and accounting on a range of courses including all levels of the AAT and both undergraduate and postgraduate level in Higher Education. I was Head of School during my time at Tyne Metropolitan college.

I am an Internal Verifier for the AAT and hold this position within three further education establishments.

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Stuart Green


I teach and assess on a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and professional programmes in accounting, finance and business. This includes the design, writing, review and development of modules and learning materials.


Roles as a writer of online materials for the Open University, University of Liverpool, University of Derby and the Association of Accounting Technicians have enabled me to develop extensive experience in this area of academic practice.


I also have comprehensive experience of the online delivery of higher education and hold associate posts with the Open University, the University of Liverpool and the University of Derby.

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