Mr Andrew Callaghan
Position: LPC Senior Lecturer
Email Address: AJCallaghan@sheffield.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)114 222 6738
I qualified as a solicitor in 1982. I spent all my life in practice with the same firm, DLA Piper, specialising in commercial litigation and then commercial property related litigation. I was a partner in the firm during the dozen years or so prior to leaving practice in 2000. I led the team acting on behalf of the Ambulance Service at the public inquiry into the Hillsborough disaster.
I am the Director of the Centre for Professional Legal Education here at the School of Law, and am a former Director of both the Graduate Diploma in Law and the Legal Practice Course. I have also acted as the Director of Teaching and Deputy Head of the School of Law. I am the Director of Quality Assurance in the Faculty of Social Sciences. I chair the Appeals Committee of the Senate in Fitness To Practice and Progress Appeals, and I chair University Discipline Panels. I have served on a number of other University committees.
I am an external examiner on the GDL at Cardiff University and am a Directorl of Lawcabs which deals with applications to GDL and LPC courses.
I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Law Society.
I also act, on an occasional basis, as a mediator in commercial disputes.
- Law Degree: Wadham College, Oxford University
- Solicitor: 1982
- CEDR Accredited Mediator: 1994
- Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching: University of Sheffield
Teaching and Learning
Most of my teaching time is spent on the Legal Practice Course, but I do also teach undergraduates and the GDL students. I try to emphasise the importance of students being able to understand the law, and to be able to use and apply it, rather than simply viewing it in a vacuum.
The modules I teach are:
|Property Law and Practice||English Legal System|
|Litigation and Advocacy||Equity and Trusts (Convenor)|
|Advanced Commercial Litigation (Convenor)|
|Interviewing and Advising|
|Practical Legal Research|