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Mr Oliver Bennett

Job: Associate Professor

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 7913




Personal profile

Oliver Bennett, LL.B (Hons) (Durham) 1995, Solicitor, admitted 2000. DMU Teacher Fellow and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Trained and practised in two large commercial firms in Newcastle and Leicester, specialising in Employment Law before joining De Montfort University and then acted as a consultant for a large regional law firm for 15 years afterwards. 

He has previously been an External Examiner at several institutions, the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s Chief External Assessor for Employment Law on the LPC, an Academic Practice Officer for the Law School, a Faculty Equality Reviewer and Provost and a Chair of Validation Panels.

Publications and outputs

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Areas of teaching

Legal Skills and Business Law on the Legal Practice Course & SQE

Courses taught

Legal Practice Course & SQE

Honours and awards

DMU Teacher Fellow and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Membership of professional associations and societies

Law Society

Professional licences and certificates



Course Director of the Blended Legal Practice Course

Consultancy work

15 years as a consultant at Nelsons Solicitors.