About Darren Shaw
Darren studied for his law degree at the University of Leeds and took his Solicitors Finals Exams at Leeds Polytechnic. He trained as a solicitor at a large firm in Manchester before practising as a company/commercial solicitor specialising in buying and selling private companies and businesses; and drafting commercial contracts. After eight years in practice, Darren moved to Leeds Beckett University to teach on the Legal Practice Course and became the module leader responsible for business law, commercial law, private acquisitions, tax, insolvency law, competition law, business accounts, writing & drafting, practical legal research, negotiating and professional conduct. He was the LPC Course Director for six years and guided the course successfully through many Law Society Assessment Visits achieving top grades for teaching and learning, student support, assessments; and quality assurance and enhancement. During that time he also set up the Professional Mentor Scheme for law students which is still running today and arranged for prizes to be sponsored by local law firms. He has acted as an LPC external examiner for the University of Cardiff, University of Central Lancashire, University of Westminster, Anglia Ruskin University, University of Huddersfield and the University of Law.
Darren also teaches on the law, accountancy and business undergraduate courses including employment law, contract law, sports law, corporate & business law, company law, human rights, english legal system, legal skills and career development.
Darren’s main interests are law and football so he enjoys the opportunity to combine the two. He has been a non-executive director and company secretary of a Football League club and has also provided legal assistance to local non-league and junior football clubs. He has also been involved in the supporters’ trust movement and helped to set up industrial & provident societies and co-operatives on behalf of football supporters.