21 March 2019

Education and Training Committee membership

Chair
Justine Davidge

Barrister Member
Andrew Clemes


Lay Members
Alison Allden OBE
Lara Fielden
Kathryn Stone OBE


Academic Members
Professor Nigel Duncan


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


Secretary
Ruth Beaumont, Operations Administrator

 

 







Justine Davidge
Chair

Justine received a comprehensive school education in South Wales and completed both her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in law at Cardiff University. She was called to the Bar in 2001 and completed a criminal law pupillage. From 2004 until 2014 she was a full tenant at the Chambers of T Raggatt QC at 4 Kings Bench Walk where she had a wide-ranging criminal law based practice with a specialism in fraud and confiscation. Justine is a listed CPS advocate, panel counsel to the Serious Fraud Office and also to the Welsh Assembly. She also prosecuted for HMRC and RCPO amongst other bodies. In previous years Justine also tutored BPTC students in advocacy and ethics, judged moots at Gray's Inn and undertook public speaking seminars to law undergraduates. Between January 2015 and September 2017 Justine worked for the Law Commission's Criminal Law Team leading their project to reform the offence of Misconduct in Public Office. In October 2018 she took up her current position as an in house barrister with the Pyament System's Regulator. She continues to be a door tenant in Chambers. Additionally, in December 2014 Justine was appointed a Chairperson of the Police Disciplinary Appeals Tribunal, a part-time judicial appointment, and in November 2015 she was appointed to the NMC's pool of legal advisors, in which capacity she provides independent legal advice to fitness to practice panels.

 

 

Andrew Clemes
Barrister Member

Andrew lives and works in Swansea. He graduated from Jesus College, Oxford in 1981 and was then called to the Bar in 1984 (Gray's Inn). He worked for the Court Service and CPS before practising as a Barrister from Angel Chambers in Swansea full time until 2001. He subsequently went part-time and took up a teaching role at Cardiff and then Swansea Universities. He was appointed a Tribunal Judge in 2013 in two different jurisdictions. He was the Chief Examiner for Criminal Litigation for the Centralised Examinations Board at the BSB from 2011 to 2018. He also works with the General Medical Council and Nursing and Midwifery Council in regulatory proceedings.

 

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).