Leeds Law School appoints new Head
Tom has taken up the position this month and joinsour University's Faculty of Business and Law from the Solicitors' Regulation Authority where he was Quality and Standards Manager within the Education and Training Unit.
Tom commented: "I am very happy to be joining Leeds Met at such an exciting time in the development of both the University and legal education and training generally. I look forward to working with the staff and students and our local and national partners to take the School from strength to strength over the coming years. I believe that our students have the capacity to become the leaders of the legal profession of the future, and that we will provide them with the skills and inspiration to make that vision a reality."
Barbara Colledge, Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law at Leeds Metropolitan, added: "I am delighted that Tom has joined us as Head of our Leeds Law School. We celebrate this academic year our 70th anniversary of delivering legal education in the city. Tom brings a breadth of experience to lead the next phase of our Law School's history, to expand and build our international reputation for legal education and contribution to the legal profession."
Tom began his career as a Barrister specialising in criminal defence and prosecution. In 2003 he joined the teaching team on the Bar Vocational Course (BVC) with BPP Law School, rising to become national Director of BVC Programmes.
In 2008 Tom became Dean of the School of Law at the Honorable Society of King's Inns, Dublin, the sole provider of the Barrister-at-Law Degree course in Ireland.
In 2011 Tom returned to England and was appointed by the Bar Standards Board as Assistant Chief Examiner for Professional Ethics on the Centralised Examinations Board for the Bar Professional Training Course, and joined the Solicitors Regulation Authority as Quality and Standards Manager in the Education and Training Unit, before accepting the post of Head of the Leeds Law School this month.