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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, Edward 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, he was responsible for investigating and reporting to the Board of Governors on Teaching and Learning and Academic Risk Areas.

Edward went on to independently contract as a Commercial Accountant for an international retail SME - managing the cost budget for a merger and producing a regulatory and financial impact report on BREXIT for the Board of Directors. Whilst studying for the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC), Edward taught as a Sessional Lecturer in Law at the University of Reading. Prior to his appointment at The City Law School, he also worked as a County Court Advocate around the Southern Circuit on mixed-civil cases.

Among other faculty and teaching responsibilities, formerly including being the Acting Director of Mooting, Edward is currently the Acting Module Leader for English Legal System (LLB).