Annell Smith

Lecturer: Law and Business

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I regard education as a catalyst for social justice, hence as a Senior Lecturer in Law and Business at Bloomsbury Institute, I prioritise student experience. I am the module leader for ‘Introduction to Law’ ‘Organisations: Leadership and Management’.

Following legal studies, I trained as an accredited civil commercial mediator. I have supported various pro bono initiatives, working with Vocalise, the Bar Pro Bono Unit (Advocate) and as trustee for a legal advice charity.

Business Development within the the justice and business sectors has been my consultancy remit. Examples include Solution Leadership for Carillion plc’s Transforming Rehabilitation bid and mentorship training for a CSR Employability project (2014). I have also advised the UNODC and Commonwealth Secretariat on Alternative Sentencing (2009).

My leadership experience is largely derived from a justice sector career, including civil service secondments to the Home Office and Ministry of Justice and 12 years within the probation service.


I am currently exploring the impact of regulation and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategies on the financial sectors; focusing on asset management and investment. A contract-intelligence internship at an AI start-up (2018) increased my interest in understanding how technology is increasing efficiency and transforming practice across industries. Consequently, I am seeking opportunities to gain exposure to how FinTech and RegTech can be used to improve compliance and performance within the financial sectors.

Other interests include Arabic language, badminton, nature walks and producing hearty vegan meals.