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portrait of Edward Bates

Edward Bates

Lecturer in Law

The City Law School, Academic Programmes

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City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom



After graduating with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Edward joined a major management consultancy practice and advised on change management and regulatory projects across financial services and the public sector. During this time, he also supported the legal department in litigation and drafting for commercial matters.

Whilst undertaking a Master of Law (LLM) and completing the professional written examinations for the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), Edward continued to act as a Community School Governor for an Academy. Beyond contributing to school policy and strategy at the Board of Governors, he was responsible for investigating and reporting on Teaching and Learning and Academic Risk Areas.

He then went on to independently contract as a Commercial Accountant - including managing costs for a retail merger and producing a regulatory and financial impact report on BREXIT for a Board of Directors. Prior to his appointment at The City Law School, Edward taught as a Sessional Lecturer in Law at the University of Reading and appeared as a County Court Advocate on the Southern Circuit in mixed-civil cases.

Edward is currently the Co-Director of the LLB Programme and Module Leader for Applied Legal Writing and Research (LLB), English Legal System (GELLB) and Pro Bono Training (LLB). Among other University-wide and faculty responsibilities, he also teaches Contract Law (QLTS, LLB), Public Law (GDL, LLB) and Legal Systems and Skills (LLB).

Edward is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA).