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Leeds Beckett appoint new Head of Leeds Law School


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Leeds Beckett University has appointed Deveral Capps as the Head of Leeds Law School.

Deveral Capps

Deveral took up the position this month and joins the University’s Faculty of Business & Law from Northumbria University, where he was a Principal Law Lecturer and Director of International Development for Northumbria’s Faculty of Business and Law.

Speaking about his appointment Deveral said: “Leeds Law School has a long history of delivering excellent legal education at undergraduate, postgraduate and professional level and I am very pleased to be part of the team that provides it.  I am looking forward to working with everyone at Leeds Law School, Leeds Beckett University and beyond.”

Professor Chris Prince, Dean of the Faculty of Business & Law and Pro Vice Chancellor at Leeds Beckett University, added: “I am delighted that Deveral is joining our University as Head of Leeds Law School. He has extensive experience and expertise both in higher education and practice and we look forward to his input in the development of our course portfolio and enterprise activities.”

Deveral, a barrister, has been teaching for almost 20 years, 18 of which were at Northumbria University.  Whilst he currently specialises in eCommerce Law and legal skills training, he has taught a wide variety of subjects.  His management experience at Northumbria’s School of Law included leading all postgraduate provision, eLearning and latterly international development.

Deveral was a member of the steering panel for the Legal Education and Training Review, the largest review of legal education since 1971, and is a member of the Advocacy Training Council.  Deveral currently practises as a barrister and is a door tenant at Trinity Chambers in Newcastle upon Tyne.


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