Role and Responsibilities
Margaret Downie is a Senior Lecturer and Postgraduate Programme Manager for Law courses. She is the Course Leader for the PG Certificate in Mediation. She is a qualified solicitor and has a wide range of experience of private practice in particular civil litigation and tribunal work.
Member of the Socio Legal Studies Association
Member of the Society of Legal Scholars
Member of the Scottish Mediation Network
Margaret's main areas of interest are Employment Law and Access to Justice.
She is happy to supervise dissertations in the areas of Employment Law (including Equality and Collective Employment Law) and Access to Justice (including ADR and tribunals). Margaret is currently principal supervisor for research student, Jassim Al-Obaidli.
Middlemiss, S. and Downie M. Employment Law in Scotland Bloomsbury Professional (London) 2012
Potential Challenges to the 2 year qualifying period (Perception v Hard Facts)’ Greens Employment Law Bulletin, April 2012
Statutory Intervention into Flexible Working Hours: the Flexible Friend or Foe? International Journal of Discrimination and the Law 2010 Volume 10(4).
With Middlemiss, S. 'Recent Changes in the Evidential Requirements in Indirect and Direct Sex and Race Discrimination Cases'. International Journal of Law and Management, Vol 151 No.6 2009.
With Alramahi, M, "The Downside of Commercial Contracts", Aberdeen Business School Journal, 2008, pp.10-13.
The Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, September 2009, "Writers of Influence".