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Christopher Lowney


The City Law School, Professional Programmes

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GIP 316, The City Law School

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City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom



Chris joined The City Law School in June 2006, having worked as a law lecturer for 2 years at Westminster University. He teaches Business Law and Practice and Mergers & Acquisitions (for both of which he is the subject coordinator) and various legal skills, including Writing, Drafting and Practical Legal Research. He also teaches Ethics and Interviewing and Advising as part of City Law School's LLB Skills programme. Additionally Chris is part of a team at CLS teaching English Contract Law and M&A practice and procedure to post-graduate French law students and qualified Italian lawyers. Chris also taught Civil Litigation at Westminster University.

Chris is the coordinator of the Training Contracts Advisory Service for Legal Practice Course (LPC) students and is the personal tutor for up to 16 students each year. He also supervises a number of former LPC and Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) students in the preparation their LLM dissertations on a diverse range of subjects.

Chris spent most of his career in legal practice, primarily in the field of commercial litigation. He was a partner for almost 20 years with a City law firm where he was the head of professional indemnity insurance litigation. During this time he was the client partner in a number of important, reported, High Court decisions relating to the London insurance market. He was for 10 years the recruitment and training partner at his firm, where he initiated a programme of monthly in-house lectures for staff and clients on subjects of topical and practical relevance. His interest in professional development led eventually to the move into academic law. Prior to that move Chris worked as a consultant at Richards Butler. During his professional career he had a number of articles published, mostly related to commercial litigation or insurance law.

Chris has been appointed an LPC external examiner by the SRA. He also sits on the Education & Training Committee of the City of Westminster & Holborn Law Society, which is currently monitoring the Legal Education Training Review on behalf of the Society's members.