Paul Allen

Senior Lecturer

School of Justice, Security and Sustainability

I have enjoyed a successful career in various legal contexts. I started with the Lord Chancellor’s Department in London at the Bloomsbury and Marylebone County Court where I worked as an Executive Officer. After 6 years as a Civil Servant I spent the next twenty-five years of my profession with Derbyshire Constabulary, performing a number of challenging and rewarding roles, rising to the position of Inspector. I later moved into private practice with Knights Solicitors where I worked in the Family, Private Client and Asset Management teams. I joined Staffordshire University’s Law School in 2015 and currently lecture on the Legal Practice Course, specialising in Property Law and Practice, Drafting skills, Solicitor’s Accounts and Family Law and Practice. In addition to lecturing full time I am a qualified solicitor and mediator.

Professional memberships and activities

  • UK Mediation
  • Mediation
  • Working as a mediator
  • National Open College Network
  • Mediation Practitioner

Academic qualifications

  • Staffordshire University
    Post Graduate Certificate in Higher & Professional Education (PGCHPE)
    2015 - 2016
  • Staffordshire University
    Pg DIP LEGAL PRACTICE, Law, Distinction
    2012 – 2013
  • Staffordshire University
    LLB(Hons)(CPE), Law, 2:1
    2009 – 2011
  • City and Guilds
    Further and Adult Education Teacher’s Certificate 7307, Learning and Development
  • Institute of Personnel and Development
    Core Trainer award Training and Development


  • Property Law and Practice
  • Asset Management
  • Drafting
  • Management and Leadership
  • Solicitor’s Accounts
  • Mediation
  • Family Law and Practice

Enterprise and commercial interests

In addition to lecturing I am also a qualified solicitor and mediator.


  • Undergraduate:
    English Legal System
  • Postgraduate:
    Property Law and Practice
    Drafting skills
    Solicitor’s Accounts
    Family Law and Practice
in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021