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Ms Diane Astin
Senior Lecturer - Legal Practice


Diane Astin joined Brunel University London in July 2018 as a Lecturer in Legal Practice. She has previously taught law at the Universities of Westminster and North London.  She is also a practicing solicitor and a consultant for a leading civil liberties and human rights firm.   In her legal practice she specialises in housing law, public law, asylum support and disability discrimination.  She is currently a member of the Civil Justice Council. 


Bachelor of Arts (1st class hons) from Newcastle University, Graduate Diploma in Law (distinction) from Northumbria University and Master of Laws (merit) from the London School of Economics. 


Routes of qualification for solicitors, the Solicitors Qualifying Examination and other changes being introduced by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Newest selected publications

Astin, D. (2022) 'Housing Law Handbook'. Legal Action Group.


Astin, D. (2020) 'Housing disputes as relationship breakdown: a useful model or an accommodation with a broken system?'. Civil Justice Quarterly, 39 (4). pp. 340 - 360. ISSN: 0261-9261 Open Access Link

Journal article

Astin, D. (2018) 'Housing Law Handbook'. Legal Action Group. ISSN 10: 1913648508 ISSN 13: 9781912273041

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