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Manchester law lecturer appointed Academic Fellow of The Inner Temple

12 Nov 2014

Dr Colin King from the School of Law is one of four leading legal academics who have been appointed Academic Fellows of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple

Colin has been selected to take up this prestigious three-year role alongside Dr Yvonne McDermott (University of Bangor), Dr Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos (Brunel University) and Shazia Choudhry (Queen Mary, University of London). The four newly appointed Fellows join twelve existing Academic Fellows who were elected in the previous three years.

The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple is one of the four barrister Inns of Court of England and Wales, which hold the exclusive right to call candidates to practise at the Bar of England and Wales. The Inner Temple's Academic Fellows Scheme, which was launched in 2009, aims to recognise the outstanding contribution of legal teaching and research of early to mid-career academics. It also aims to support their research and to build a stronger relationship between the Bar, judiciary and legal academia.

Colin joined the University in September 2012. Prior to that, he was Lecturer in Criminal Law and Evidence at the University of Leeds (2009 - 2012) and Director of the University of Leeds Innocence Project. His teaching is in the areas of: criminal Law; criminal Evidence; and financial crime. His research focuses on civil recovery (NCB forfeiture), particularly in Ireland, the UK, the EU, and with reference to the ECHR.

He is co-editor of Dirty Assets: Emerging Issues in the Regulation of Criminal and Terrorist Assets (King and Walker, Ashgate, 2014). Also with Clive Walker, Colin received funding from the AHRC to establish an international, multi-disciplinary network entitled Dirty Assets: Experiences, reflections, and lessons learnt from a decade of legislation on criminal money laundering and terrorism financing. In 2013, Colin acted as National Expert (Ireland) for a study commissioned by the European Commission, entitled: ‘Study on paving the way for future policy initiatives in the field of the fight against organised crime – effectiveness of specific criminal law measures targeting organised crime’.

In January 2015, Colin will take up a position as Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Sussex.