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Mrs Caroline Coles

Job: Principal Lecturer

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Leicester De Montfort Law School

Address: The Gateway, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 257 7180




Personal profile

BSc (London) 1982, Dip.Law 1993, Solicitor, admitted 1998.  Founder of own management consultancy firm.  Practised with Freeth Cartwright in Nottingham.  Prior to qualification, worked in marketing with The Boots Company plc.  Teaches Business Law and Practice and Commercial Law on the Legal Practice Course.  She is the co-ordinator for e-learning for the Law School.    

Publications and outputs 

  • The role of technology in improving engagement in higher education (2009) Journal of Information Law and Technology
  • Technology in professional education – an exploratory study (2016) Role of Higher Schools in Society: Challenges, Trends and Perspectives (ISSN 2029-9311)

Areas of teaching

  • Intellectual Property
  • Research Methods
  • Global IP Management
  • Business Law


  • B.Sc (Econ) in Government and Politics, LSE
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Law
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
  • Solicitor (non practicising)
  • Masters in Education Practice

Conference attendance

  • European Intellectual Property Teachers Network. Presentor 2009-2015. In 2015, IP on the Ball on the teaching and research into IP in the context of a professional sports team

Internally funded research project information

  • Teaching Innovation Projects, successful competitive bids, Innovations in Mobile Learning 2013, Innovative modes of feedback 2015
  • Teacher Fellow projects 2012,2013 on technology enhanced learning

External activity and professional standing

  • External Examiner for several UK institutions
  • External Assessor for the Solicitors Regulation Authority
  • Member of the European Intellectual Property Teachers Network
  • Nominee for Athena Swann award for Women in Technology
  • DMU Teacher Fellow
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

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