The Legal Practice Hub
The Legal Practice Hub complements The City Law School’s mission as a site of excellence in legal research and education. The Hub supports profession-focused scholars, practitioners, researchers and others to share expertise and to provide opportunities for interdisciplinary work at a time of rapid development in law and legal practice.
The Hub promotes the incorporation of high-quality research and scholarship into professional practice and education. This is done through support for profession-focused research and scholarship, as well as seminars, lectures and other activities in which practitioners and academics exchange insights on legal professional practice.
The Hub focuses on a number of key areas of professional practice, each area having its own subject group:
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Civil Litigation
- Criminal Litigation and Sentencing
- Evidence and Proof
- Legal Education
- Legal Ethics
- Legal Technology
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Alternative Dispute Resolution
Julie Browne is the Convenor of Alternative Dispute Resolution. Susan is also the Course Director the Bar Vocational Studies programme. Julie is also an experienced Continuing Professional Development (CPD) trainer, and has trained many solicitors in advocacy on the "Higher Rights" programme.
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Stuart Sime is the Convenor of Civil Litigation and Course Director of the Bar Vocational Studies Course . He teaches Civil Litigation, ADR and Company Law.
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Peter Hungerford-Welch is the Convenor of Criminal Litigation. He teaches at postgraduate level on the Solicitors' Practice Programme and on the Bar Vocational Studies Course.
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Evidence and Proof
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The Convenors of the Legal Education are:
Linda Jotham is a Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director of the Solicitors Practice Programme.
Marcus Soanes teaches on the Bar Vocational Studies Course and LLM in Criminal Litigation
The Convenors of the Legal Ethics are:
Professor Nigel Duncan
Nigel Duncan is Professor of Legal Education and he is also Course Director of the LLM in Professional Legal Skills. He teaches mainly on the Bar Vocational Studies and LLM in Criminal Litigation
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Legal Technology Group
The Legal Technology Group are:
Susan Blake is the Convenor of the Alternative Dispute Resolution group. Susan is also the Course Director for the LLM Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution and teaches on the Bar Vocational Studies Course. Susan has written professionally focused books on alternative dispute resolution and on civil litigation.
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