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Since 2005 Vince has been employed full time as a Senior Lecturer in the School of Law at the University of Huddersfield. His academic role involves the strategic management of the LLB (Hons) by Distance Learning degree, year 1 tutor and the continuing development of innovative methods of e learning and delivery of law courses over the internet.

Employment History
Prior to becoming a legal academic, Vince practised as a solicitor for 7 years in a number of solicitors’ firms, both high street and city centre, eventually specialising in family law. Initailly he practised in most civil law disciplines but eventually his case load included; Divorce, Ancillary Relief, Injunctions, Private and Public Child matters. Vince’s academic role involves the strategic management of the LLB by Distance Learning course and the continuing development of innovative methods of delivery over the internet.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Vince's research interests are in UK constitutional and administrative law, and in particular the following topics:

    • Entrenchment and constitutional amendment procedures
    • Prerogative powers 
    • Sovereignty 
    • Parliamentary procedures and privileges
    • Constitutional and statutory interpretation
    • Judicial review and constitutionalism 

    Vince is also interested in comparative constitutional law related to the following jurisdictions; Australia, Canada, US, Germany, and New Zealand in particular. He is currently completing his PhD in UK Manner and Form: Entrenchment, potential and limitations.

    Vince has submitted written evidence to the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee consultation on a New Magna Carta, an investigation into whether there should be a written constitution for the UK and, if so, what form it could take. Vince’s evidence dealt with issues around entrenchment and special amendment procedures. This article is published here:



    Vince has also published an article, in Family Law, with a former LLM student, based on her LLM Research topic which concerned the benefits of judges meeting with children who are the subject of child proceedings; [2016] Fam Law 1152.

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Research Output

Six Good Reasons Why Judges should meet with Children in Appropriate Cases

Pescod, V., 2016, In : Family Law. 46, 9, p. 1152-1156 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Does the UK Need a Codified Constitution?

Vincent Pescod (Other)

31 Dec 2014

Activity: Other activity typesOther

E-Learning for Legal Professionals in the 'Virtual' Workplace: The Use of Authentic Activities

Vincent Pescod (Speaker) & Emma Seagreaves (Speaker)

4 Jun 2009

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Press / Media

Brexit Indicative Votes in Parliament

Vincent Pescod


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment