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

Edward 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.

Among other University-wide and faculty responsibilities, Edward is the Module Leader for Applied Research and Legal Writing (LLB1). Edward also teaches Contract Law (QLTS), English Legal System (GELLB), Public Law (GDL), Foundations of Public Law (LLB1) and Legal Systems and Skills (LLB1).