Ian Doerfler, Senior Lecturer

Ian Doerfler

Senior Lecturer

Ian has a broad experience of working in a legal practice. While working in professional practice he saw the full spectrum of law firms – from a high street law firm where he helped clients with all areas of the law, to a large commercial practice where he specialised in civil litigation with commercial clients.

When he practised as a solicitor, Ian worked on Legal Aid cases, criminal law which saw him appear in magistrates courts and police stations, family law, personal injury, medical negligence and civil litigation.

Ian covers subject areas including child law, civil litigation, commercial dispute resolution, criminal law and advocacy on both the undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The combination of his professional background and a decade of lecturing at Leeds Beckett mean his students benefit from his experience in legal practice and legal education.

Current Teaching

  • Undergraduate:
    • Applied Criminal Law
    • Family Law
    • Child Law
  • Postgraduate:
    • Civil Litigation
    • Advocacy
    • Professional Conduct and Regulation
    • Family Law
    • Commercial Dispute Resolution

Research Interests

Ian is currently researching the assessment of mental toughness in students to improve their performance. The aim is help students improve their performance and knowledge retention and also teach them transferrable skills to help prepare them for the workplace.

Ian Doerfler, Senior Lecturer