Alan East

Senior Lecturer in Law

School of Law
Faculty of Business and Law
Coventry University
Priory Street

George Eliot Building
Room: GE208

I was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in 2003 and since then have gained extensive experience as a practitioner, manager and legal trainer. In 2004 I co founded and managed a niche legal practice, specialising in Criminal Litigation and Prison Law. I was accredited as a Duty Solicitor and also attained Higher Rights of Audience in Criminal Proceedings. In 2007, seeking a new challenge, I became a Senior Crown Prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service.

In 2009 I decided to work freelance in order to pursue my interest in legal training and have now been appointed a Senior Lecturer in Law at Coventry University.

• Pg.Dip., Law, College of Law, Guildford
• LL.B., Coventry University

Research Interests:
• Hearsay as a specialist area of Criminal Evidence
• The pedagogy of problem-based learning

Selected Outputs:
• East, A. (2013) 'Case Comment – R v Rowley (William) [2013] 1 WLR 895'. Coventry Law Journal
• East, A. (2012) 'Hearsay Evidence and the European Court of Human Rights'. Coventry Law Journal

Selected Professional Activities:
• Deputy Vice-President of Coventry and Warwickshire Law Society
• Judged Mooting Competition at Coventry University
• Judged Magistrates Court Mock Trials for Schools at Coventry Magistrates
• Attended user group meetings at Coventry Magistrates Court and Solihull Magistrates Court
• Part of the 'speeding up justice' pilot

• Criminal Evidence
• Practical Legal Skills
• Family Law

Other Responsibilities:
• Applied Research

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