Paul Allen

Job Title and Responsibilities

Course Leader for the Legal Practice Course

Senior Lecturer in Law

About Me

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.


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

Professional Memberships and Activities

UK Mediation
Working as a mediator

National Open College Network
Mediation Practitioner


Property Law and Practice

Asset Management


Management and Leadership

Solicitor’s Accounts


Family Law and Practice

Enterprise and Commercial Activities

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

Current Teaching

English Legal System

Property Law and Practice
Drafting skills
Solicitor’s Accounts
Family Law and Practice


Paul Allen LLB (Hons), (CPE), PGDip, PGCHP
School of Law, Policing and Forensics
Staffordshire University
Ashley 2
Leek Road
Stoke on Trent
t: +44 (0)1782 294075
t: +44 (0)1782 294000