18 February 2018

Education and Training Committee membership

Justine Davidge
Barrister Members
Judith Farbey QC
Lay Members
Alison Allden OBE
Lara Fielden
Kathryn Stone OBE

Academic Members
Elizabeth Cunningham
Professor Nigel Duncan

Invited to attend:
Central Examinations Board Observer -  Professor Mike Molan

Ruth Beaumont, Operations Administrator






Elizabeth Cunningham
Academic Member

Liz Cunningham was called to the Bar in 1995 as a Diplock Scholar of the Middle Temple, joining Albion Chambers in Bristol where she remains an Associate Member. She specialised in Employment Law with a particular strength and interest in discrimination matters and is ranked in the top tier of employment barristers in Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.

In 2015 she took up a senior lecturer post at the University of the West of England where she is head of the Civil Advocacy module on the BPTC and head of the Criminal Law Course on the GDL.  She is a member of the Western Circuit, an accredited mediator, Chair of City of Bristol Choir and a co-opted Academy Governor at Westbury Academy.


Professor Nigel Duncan
Academic Member

Nigel studied law at Southampton and LSE. He is Professor of Legal Education, City University London. He teaches on the Bar Professional Training Course and is Programme Director of the LLM in Professional Legal Skills. His recent research, publications and conference presentations have been concerned with the education and training of professional lawyers, with a particular focus on professional ethics.

Nigel is a National Teaching Fellow and a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is a Director of the International Association of Legal Ethics, an Honorary Fellow of the Society of Advanced Legal Studies and advises the Academic and Professional Development Committee of the International Bar Association. He is Consultant Editor of the Law Teacher, which he edited until 2014 and a Committee member of the Association of Law Teachers. His website, the International Forum on Teaching Legal Ethics and Professionalism provides access to publications and materials.


Professor Mike Molan
Central Examinations Observer

Mike Molan has over 34 years' experience as a legal academic teaching in the higher education sector at institutions as diverse as the London School of Economics, the Open University, and City Polytechnic (now London Metropolitan University). 

Following call in 1981 (Middle Temple) Mike has pursued a career as an legal academic and Higher Education senior manager, serving from 1994 to 2003 as Head of the Law Department at London South Bank University.  Mike has written and edited textbooks, sourcebooks and study guides in the areas of Criminal and Public Law for, amongst others, Cavendish Publishing, OUP and Old Bailey Press, and has undertaken media work for Sky News, Radio 5, BBC 24 News as well as overseas broadcasters. In 2003 Mike was awarded a Professorship in Legal Education, and moved into senior higher education management, first as Pro Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Human Science at London South Bank University, then as Executive Dean from 2007 to 2014. In September 2014 Mike was appointed as Pro Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Business School at London South Bank University. Following many years as a member of the BSB BPTC sub-committee Mike was appointed as the inaugural Chair of the BSB's Central Examination Board in 2011, overseeing the launch of the centralised assessment scheme. In addition Mike is Chair of the Executive Board of the National Association of Licensed Paralegals, has served as a Director of the Protimos Educational Trust, and as Treasurer, and subsequently Chair, of DASSH-UK (Committee of Deans of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences).