Dr. Lida Pitsillidou

Dr. Lida PitsillidouDr. Lida Pitsillidou is currently a Lecturer in Company Law and Corporate Governance at UCLan Cyprus. Her research and teaching interests lie primarily in the areas of Company Law and Corporate Governance, particularly on the issues of minority shareholder protection, directors’ duties and anti-money laundering. She is responsible for the teaching of various undergraduate and postgraduate modules such as Company Law, Trusts and Equity, the Law of Tort, Land Law and International Corporate Governance. Prior to joining UCLan’s Law School, she worked as a Teaching Fellow in Commercial Law at Newcastle University (2014-26) and a part-time Teaching Assistant at the same institution. She holds an LLB (Hons) from the University of Sunderland, an LLM in International Business and Commercial Law from the University of Manchester and a PhD from Newcastle University, which she successfully passed with one-month minor corrections under the examination of two external examines. Her PhD thesis entitled ‘The UK Statutory Derivative Action: An Opportunity to Bring Justice to the Minority Shareholders’ aimed to clarify the purpose and role of derivative actions and critically examine whether those actions can provide justice to minority shareholders through the use of jurisprudential analysis. She is currently undertaking research on the recent developments of the law of multiple derivative actions in the UK where she explores various justifications behind allowing such actions.

Dr. Pitsillidou has presented her research at a variety of leading legal academic conferences and research seminars, such as the annual conferences organised by the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) and the Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA). In collaboration with other colleagues at UCLan Cyprus, she managed to secure a Tender for the Provision of Consultancy Services in the Area of Good Governance, Combating Corruption, Economic Crime and Terrorism 2017/AO/51 (Lot 2) in May 2018. You can view her full academic profile at http://www.uclancyprus.ac.cy/en/courses/school-law/academics/dr-lida-pitsillidou

Aside from her passion in the areas of Company Law and Corporate Governance, she is always keen to explore and learn about legal education and student learning. As a result, she co-authored an article based on the educational impact of student law reviews in the UK, which was published in print by The Law Teacher in 2017. On February 2018, she went for an Erasmus+ Teaching Mobility at UCLan UK where she had the opportunity to explore various teaching methods in both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

She is a member of the Society of Legal Scholars, the Socio-Legal Studies Association and an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). In addition, she is one of the founding members and directors of the non-profit organisation ICLAIM (Interdisciplinary Centre for Law, Alternative and Innovative Methods) which is used as a social enterprise vehicle for social and community projects having an impact on the society (see www.iclaimcentre.org).