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Kingston Law School graduates Felicity Gerry, Charles Hale and Leslie Thomas appointed QCs

Three Kingston University Law School graduates have been appointed to the position of Queen's Counsel (QC). The Royal appointment is only awarded to approximately 100 people each year for outstanding work in the field. Law LLB(Hons) Graduates Felicity Gerry QC, Charles Hale QC and Leslie Thomas QC are eminent barristers specialising in different areas of law. As QCs, they will be entitled to wear...

04 March 2014Read More

Cash injection provides boost for Muir Hunter Museum of Bankruptcy

Kingston Law School is set to become a leading destination for researchers thanks to a £5,000 donation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) to help digitise a unique historical document archive. Insolvency expert Dr John Tribe runs the University's Muir Hunter Museum of Bankruptcy. After the death of the leading QC in 2008, his family loaned all his legal...

03 December 2013Read More

Legal expert advises Government on use of pre-recorded testimony for vulnerable witnesses

A Kingston Law School professor is assisting the Government with the evaluation of a major pilot scheme which will, for the first time, allow vulnerable witnesses, including children, to have their cross-examination pre-recorded for court. The Ministry of Justice has asked Professor Penny Cooper to sit on the official advisory group for the high-profile project, which is running at courts in...

22 November 2013Read More

Leading human rights lawyer Leslie Thomas predicts Mark Duggan ruling will be watched the world over

The outcome of the inquest into the death of Mark Duggan, which sparked the London riots in August 2011, will be watched by the whole world, a leading lawyer has predicted. Leslie Thomas, who graduated from Kingston Law School in 1988, was speaking after returning to his alma mater to be named an Honorary Doctor of Laws. He is representing the Duggan family at the inquiry into the shooting...

19 November 2013Read More

Kingston Law School Honorary Award

You may have spotted an influx of people wearing gowns roaming the streets of Kingston recently. That's because Kingston University students celebrated their graduation ceremonies at the Rose Theatre last week. Kingston Law School has awarded an honorary doctorate to Leslie Thomas, receiving a Doctor of Laws honoris causa in recognition of an outstanding contribution to civil rights. Read about...

14 November 2013Read More

Moscow alumni reception 2013

The British Ambassador to Russia enthusiastically welcomed 200 alumni from Kingston University London to the residency this month to celebrate the successes of Kingston graduates based in Russia. Guests enjoyed an evening meeting fellow alumni and reminiscing about shared experiences in the surroundings of the beautiful residence overlooking views of the Moscow Kremlin. View the photo...

23 October 2013Read More

Justice King delivers talk on his role in confronting mass murderers

Kingston Law School Visiting Fellow, Justice George Gelaga King, delivered an enthralling presentation to Kingston law students about his time as President of the Special Court for Sierra Leone at Kingston Hill campus. The presentation shared intimate details about his role in confronting mass murderers in Freetown (Sierra Leone) and the Hague, briefing the United Nations Security Council in New...

17 October 2013Read More

ICAEW sponsors key Insolvency Archive at Kingston Law School

The Institute of Chartered Accounts in England and Wales (ICAEW), a world leader of the accountancy and finance profession, has agreed to sponsor the Cork Archive project with a significant financial contribution to help finalise the cataloguing and digitisation of this invaluable set of insolvency materials. When Professor Muir Hunter QC passed away in 2008 his family gifted his insolvency law...

03 October 2013Read More

Memories of former lecturer John Westcott Selley live on through bequest to Kingston Law School

Kingston Law School students have been given a major financial boost thanks to the generous legacy of a former University lecturer. John Westcott Selley, who died in April 2011 aged 76, spent two years teaching law at Kingston from 1967 to 1969, before embarking on a 25-year career as a solicitor specialising in pension law. He told friends and family that his time at Kingston had marked one of...

25 September 2013Read More

Professor Penny Cooper presents research on BBC Radio 4

Kingston Law School’s Professor Penny Cooper (pictured right) appeared as a guest academic on BBC Radio 4’s Unreliable Evidence programme, to weigh-in on the debate if aggressive cross-examination of witnesses in court is appropriate, effective, or can be improved. Professor Cooper argues that the cross-examination process can be improved; based on her research and recent ground-breaking changes...

17 September 2013Read More

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