Alan Lowe

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The Editor-in-Chief of Obiter and Creator of Lawfile is a young man by the name of Alan Lowe.   Alan has had a vast and varied career and currently works for the NHS as a Senior Manager.  Apart from this he is also a legal practitioner and is frequently to be found in Court.  In 1997 Alan gave up his work with Young Enterprise to enter the University of Essex where he began to read law.  After leaving Essex University Alan began working for Wigan Borough Partnership as a PA to the Education Manager and latterly as Information Manager.  Alan is a member of the International High IQ Society ,the Canon Law Society of Great Britain and Ireland and the Emergency Planning Society and currently works within the NHS.

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Scott Blackmer




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Judge Ehab Elsonbaty

Judge Elsonbaty obtained his BA degree from Minofia University, Egypt in 1993. In 1994 he obtained a Diploma in Public Law, from Minofia University and a Diploma in International Law from Ain Shams University, Egypt in 1995. He studied for the First Euro-Mediterranean Master of International Business, Law and Public Policies, CERISDI (Centro Ricerche e Studi Direzionali) at Bolognia University, Italy in 2001.  This included a period of study in the Master Europeo of Mediation Inter-Mediterranean (Investment and integration) at Venice International University. Recently Judge Elsonbaty bagan his studies for his PhD and is concentrating on the subject of (The Legal Framework for International E-commerce) at the University of London.  He is currently a Visiting Scholar at The Institute for Computer & Communications Law, Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary, University of London and has been since 2003.

Professionally Judge Elsonbaty has a large experience in the different areas of law and began working as an Attorney at Law in the Elsonbaty Law Office following his graduation.  He remained there until he was appointed to the General Prosecution as a Public Prosecutor on 1997, where he was later promoted to Senior Public Prosecutor in 2000. Since October 2002 Judge Elsonbaty was appointed Judge of South Sinai Court in Egypt, where he sits hearing commercial, civil and criminal cases. He is also a Member of the judicial committees to control the public elections and was appointed in 2000.

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Jenny Geary

Jennifer Geary PhD (cand) lives in Canmore, Alberta, Canada and she has had a diverse and interdisciplinary career. Jennifer is the Director of the Trident Foundation. She has a working involvement with the Alberta Supernet; and is developing virtual tutoring and student support systems associated with legal education . The support component includes online counselling, mediation and supervision. More information about the virtual systems and other working papers through the Centre for Information Technology and Dispute Resolution are available at. Jennifer is the Albertan Director for the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association, a registered mediator, social worker and has counselled victims of “911” She has undertaken multiple degrees via distance education over a decade and is proud a member of such organisations as the Association for Conflict Resolution, World Mediation Forum, International Society for Mental Health Online, the American Counselling Association , the American Educational Research Association and the Canadian Association for Distance Education

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Dr. Penelope Richards






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Sagee Sasikumar



Ms. Sagee G. Sasikumar is currently working as Faculty at the Hidhayattullah National Law University, India. Sagee teaches “Economics and Law” at undergraduate level and “International Law” at postgraduate level. Prior to this she was an Associate with a leading commercial law firm in India.

After obtaining an LL.M. in "International Economic Law" from University of Warwick, United Kingdom in 2002 Sagee took up litigation practice in India for a year, after taking her LL.B. from University of Kerala, India in 2000. Sagee is a Member of the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) and has participated in many International Conferences and Workshops including the Second World Space Congress held at Houston and the IISL Colloquium associated with it. She has presented several Seminar Papers at International and National Seminars and has also published Articles on Copyright Law.  Sagee is Associate Editor of the book “Criminal Justice Administration (Kerala)” and has been an International Mooter, and has represented Europe as well as India for various international mooting competitions.

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Vivienne Stewart


Vivienne H. Stewart is in private practice with the Corporate Counsel Group at Basham Thompson & Liu, Barristers, in Vancouver, Canada. Vivienne obtained an LL.B. (1990) and LL.M. (1998) from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. She recently completed an LL.M. in Information Technology and Telecommunications Law (2003) through the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow and has a special interest in digital copyright issues.  

Vivienne has taken the occasional break from the practice of law to teach a variety of courses from International Business Management in Vancouver and Beijing, China, to Public International Law and International Business Transactions in Nizhni Novgorod, Russia as well as Legal Writing and Reasoning in Yoshkar-Ola, Mari El, Russia and Negotiation seminars in Beijing and St. Petersburg, Russia. 

As a former member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and afflicted with “itchy feet”, Vivienne has lived and worked in many parts of Canada; this has given her an appreciation of the diversity of perspectives that emanate from the different geographic, economic, social and cultural factors that are invariably present not only in different regions but also different states. Vivienne hopes to put this appreciation to good use as a member of Obiter’s editorial board and welcomes the submission of articles of broad interest from writers holding a variety of views on the law, its application, and processes.

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