Dr Andrew Noble

Senior Lecturer in Employment Law, Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour

Faculty:Faculty of Business and Law


Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Business Management , Business, management and leadership , Human Resources Management , Law

Andrew's expertise is in all aspects of employment law, from commencement to termination of employment, and the law regulating businesses, particularly through licensing. 


After gaining his undergraduate law degree many years ago, Andrew qualified as a solicitor and worked in private practice for 11 years, handling a variety of litigation work but mainly specialising in personal injury and employment law actions. Since altering course to pursue an academic career, he has taught a wide range of law subjects on undergraduate law degree courses at two Universities in the West Midlands. This has included all the Foundations of Legal Knowledge subjects as well as more specialist legal practice modules.

In addition to teaching, he has continued to carry out research in his specialist areas of employment law and the regulation of businesses, particularly those which require a licence from the State or a state body to operate lawfully. He has published and presented papers on his research areas in a number of journals and at conferences, nationally and internationally.

Research interests

  • Employment Law, all aspects
  • State licensing of businesses and occupations
  • Public law
  • Property law
  • Human Rights law
  • Legal education


  • Lecture and Seminar teaching to undergraduate students (Level 6) – Business & Employment Law; Employment Law 


  • PhD(Law), University of Birmingham
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Post-compulsory), University of Central Lancashire
  • Solicitors’ Finals Course, College of Law, Chester
  • LLB (Hons), University of Sheffield

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Institute for Learning
  • Institute for Law Teaching and Learning (USA)

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • Association of Costs Lawyers Training Ltd, Consultancy

Selected recent publications

Noble, A.W., 2017. Formative Peer Review: Promoting Interactive, Reflective Learning, or the Blind Leading the Blind? 95 University of Detroit Mercy Law Review (publication pending).  

Noble, A.W., 2016. We Know What you did Last Summer, and Thirty Years ago: Criminal Records Disclosure and State Regulatory Discretion. 1(1) Journal of Information Rights, Policy and Practice (online).

Noble, A.W., 2014. Your Privacy in Their Hands: Exclusion of the Public from Local Authority Regulatory Committee Meetings. 13(2) Contemporary Issues in Law pp.93-112.

Noble, A.W., 2013. Victimized by Regulation: The Victimogenicity of Taxi Drivers 22 Nottingham Law Journal pp.104 -118. 

Recent presentations and conferences

‘Regulation by Culture, Not by Law: A Case Study of the Taxi Trade in England and Wales’ Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities Conference, Stanford University School of Law, Palo Alto, California, USA, April 2017.

‘Formative Peer Review: Promoting Interactive, Reflective Learning, or the Blind Leading the Blind?’ The Impact of Formative Assessment: Emphasizing Outcome Measures in Legal Education Conference, University of Detroit Mercy Law School, Detroit, Michigan, USA, March 2017.

‘Smoke Without Fire: Criminal Records Disclosures and State Licensees’ IAFOR European Conference on Politics, Economics and Law, Brighton, July 2016.

‘You be the Judge: Preparing Law Students for “Real World” Hearings’ Institute for Law Teaching and Learning Real-World Readiness Conference, Washburn School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, USA, June 2016.

‘We Know What you did Last Summer, and 30 Years ago: Criminal Records Disclosure and State Regulatory Discretion’ Trust, Risk Information and the Law Conference, University of Winchester, April 2016.

‘Uber and Out: Old Power’s Failure to Regulate New Power Disruptive Technologies’ Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law Conference, University of Cambridge, April 2016.

‘Shut the Gate Behind You: The Exercise of Sub-Delegated Powers by Local Authority Administrators’ European Conference on Politics, Economics and Law, Brighton, July 2015.

‘“Be With You Soon”: The Equality Act 2010 and the Taxi Trade’ (Poster Presentation) The Equality Act 2010: 5 Years On Conference, University of Chester, June 2015.

‘Reducing the Consumer “Two-Tiers”: A Comparison of Taxi Service Regulation in Two Capital Cities’ International Academic Conference on Law, Politics and Management, Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius, Lithuania, May 2015.

‘The Growth of “Quasi-Employment”: A Case Study of UK Taxi Drivers’ Labour Law in Transition Conference, Kingston University, London, May 2015.

‘Private Versus Public Property: A Contemporary Setting for an Old Tale’ Modern Studies in Property Law Postgraduate Conference, University of Liverpool, April 2014.