About Mark Keith
Mark is the Course Director of the LLB Programme. He was called to the Bar by Middle Temple in 2001 and after qualifying as a solicitor specialised in complex disease litigation at Halliwells LLP and BLM. During Mark’s time in practice he represented a defendant faced with co-ordinated claims by 200 claimants against their employer. An issue from this litigation was appealed to the Court of Appeal Montracon Limited v. Whalley  EWCA Civ 1383.
Mark has extensive teaching experience having taught at Northumbria University, The University of Law and BPP University where he taught on the BPTC, LPC, PSC and GDL. He has taught a wide range of subjects including Civil Litigation and Evidence, Commercial Dispute Resolution, Conferencing Skills, Resolution of Disputes out of Court, Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence, Negotiation Skills, Opinion Writing, Drafting, Tort and English Legal Systems.
Prior to joining Leeds Law School Mark was the BPTC Programme Leader at BPP University Law School in Manchester. During his leadership the BPTC, at BPP Manchester, repeatedly achieved the highest cohort performance in the three assessments set by the regulator, the Bar Standards Board (BSB), of any BPTC Provider in England and Wales. In addition, due to a focus on employability, each student cohort achieved the highest percentage of UK/EU graduates in pupillage of any BPTC Provider in England and Wales. The BSB in their annual monitoring visits commented upon Mark’s effective and strong leadership, his team was responsive and committed to providing strong support for students both in and out of the classroom and that there was an uncompromising commitment to the quality of the student experience.
Mark’s research interests lie in Legal Education and in particular how a law degree can add value by including practical skills to best prepare students for legal and other graduate level roles.
Mark teaches Civil Litigation, English Legal Systems, Professional Conduct and Tort.