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Kirsty Allison

At Bloomsbury Institute, my role is to lead the development of the LLB in Law and Legal Practice, which includes ensuring the delivery of high-quality teaching and learning. I perceive my role to be ensuring that the course team break down barriers by bringing law to life in the classroom and I bring a wealth of experience to this.

Having worked as a paralegal, I qualified as a solicitor in 2008 and have over eight years’ experience in legal practice. Once qualified, I practised as a family solicitor but pre-qualification I worked in mental health, private client, and civil litigation.

I started teaching part time in 2003 and full time in 2009. I have taught at various levels, from level 2 to postgraduate in Further Education (at Coventry College), from level 3 to level 6 in Higher Education (at CU Coventry) and for a professional training provider.


I am interested in access to and mobility within the legal profession. Routes to qualification as a lawyer have changed allowing those aspiring to a career in the profession to be more creative with their choice of pathway. I have a keen interest in the methods employed to best equip students with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about how they qualify. I am also interested in how people learn, curriculum development and the ways in which technology can be used to enhance learning. I believe that clinical legal education has a positive impact on student success and am interested in how technology can be used to enhance those successes.

Outside of work and education, I love exploring and travel.

Qualifications, affiliations and memberships

  • LLB (Hons)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice
  • Member of the Law Society
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