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Inspirational Kingston graduate carries Paralympic Torch

Kingston graduate Gareth Canning was asked to carry the flame in the run-up to today’s Paralympic opening ceremony. "My coaches nominated me because they say I inspire people," Gareth said. Gareth, who graduated from Kingston’s Faculty of Business and Law  in 2008, plays football for the Chelsea Community Project - a team for athletes who have cerebral palsy like Gareth, or are multi-...

29 August 2012Read More

Olympic gold for graduate Ed McKeever

Kingston University Faculty of Business and Law graduate Ed McKeever has powered his way to Olympic glory in the men's 200 metre kayak sprint. Ed, who completed an accountancy and finance degree at Kingston in 2008, saw off stiff competition from seven other finalists to clinch the coveted gold medal in just 36.24 seconds. The 28 year old held the lead from the...

16 August 2012Read More

Innovative additional qualification in mediation

Undergraduate students passing their final year mediation module now also qualify for an additional qualification – the National Certificate in Mediation Theory and Practice award. People sometimes find themselves in a conflict about an issue which reaches the stage where, it can seem, the only resolution is action in court. Mediation is a way of resolving a dispute, where an impartial person,...

15 August 2012Read More

Kingston alumnus named legal aid barrister of the year

Leslie Thomas, a Kingston law alumnus who has dedicated most of his career to cases involving deaths in police custody, has been named Legal Aid Barrister of the Year at the tenth anniversary Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year (LALY) awards. Leslie has had an impressive career since graduating from Kingston’s law school in 1988, working on some extremely high-profile cases, such as the death of...

16 July 2012Read More

Bankruptcy expert achieves PhD

We are thrilled to announce that John Tribe,  Kingston Law School’s resident insolvency expert, LLB Course Director and KPMG Principal Lecturer in Restructuring; has been awarded his PhD from University College London.  John’s dissertation is titled “Debtor Treatment Themes in Personal Bankruptcy Policy Development from the Early-modern period to the Present Day - Plus ça change (plus c...

02 April 2012Read More

"Mind the Gap, Prime Minister" - Kingston law student meets David Cameron on the London underground

Travelling on the London Underground is, for some, just another part of daily life. It’s never a particularly exciting time, spent as it is perusing the pages of whatever free newspaper happens to have been abandoned nearby. For first year student, Shingirai Kaserera, however, ‘just another trip on the tube’ in October 2011 was transformed into something more exciting by him sharing his carriage...

23 March 2012Read More

Students excel in Skills competitions

The in-house skills competitions over the last week of January drew in an impressive number of first year mooting teams  with eight managed to make it to the starting line on Saturday morning. This is the largest first year turn out we have ever had and bodes well for the next few years and our continued involvement with the full range of professional legal skills, mooting, client...

23 March 2012Read More

Kingston team in the Hult Global Challenge - Update

Update - Many thanks to all those of you who have voted and supported our team. They will now represent Kingston University at a global platform. Rachel Scotland, Dasha Brezinova, Holly Phillips and Juliet Koteng  from Kingston Business School  have now made it to the  finals  of the Hult Global Case Challenge that will be in New York  end of next month. The judges...

08 March 2012Read More

Don't get mad, get mediation - free University and Metropolitan Police service for Kingston residents

Do you know someone who is arguing with their neighbour about the position of a fence, parking spaces or noisy pets? Perhaps you've heard of a family dispute about money lent and not returned?  Whatever the cause of the argument, a newly-expanded free mediation service from Kingston University in conjunction with the Metropolitan Police in Kingston could help provide the answers. The...

13 February 2012Read More

We need some European solutions, says leading lawyer receiving honorary doctorate

‘Human rights’ should not be regarded as a term of abuse and the European Court of Human Rights has led to valuable reforms and raised standards across Europe, according to leading lawyer and academic Sir Francis Jacobs.  He was speaking at a graduation ceremony on January 19 where he accepted an honorary Doctor of Laws from Kingston University for his outstanding contribution to European...

30 January 2012Read More

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