Mr Philip Gordon Cowburn

Job: Associate Lecturer in Law

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Leicester De Montfort Law School

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

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Personal profile

Philip is a Practising Advanced County Court Advocate (Solicitor's Agent) and is regularly instructed on a range of matters in the County Court. Philip is beginning to specialise in small claim work and has successfully acted for claimants and defendants in actions under the Consumer Rights Act and in general contract law disputes.

Philip also acts for Students in relation to University Fitness to Practice proceedings, he specialises in Student Nurses operating in line with NMC criteria.

Philip also sits as a Justice of the Peace for England and Wales, having been appointed to the Bench by the Lord Chief Justice in January 2017. He sits in the Criminal Jurisdiction and deals with a number of actions brought by the CPS, Police, and other prosecuting authorities. He is also permitted to sit as a Single Justice in the specialist Search Warrant Court.

Outside of the law, Philip enjoys walks, canoeing and karaoke.

Research interests/expertise

  • Domestic Violence
  • Mental Health Law
  • Criminal Law

Areas of teaching

Inter-Professional Legal Skills (2nd Year Optional Module)


  • Bachelor of Laws (1st Class Honours) in Law - University of Derby (2018)
  • County Court Advocacy Course - Ashley Taylors Legal Ltd (2018)
  • Advanced County Court Advocacy Course - Ashley Taylors Legal Ltd (2019)
  • LL.M. / Bar Professional Training Course - Nottingham Law School (Ongoing)

Courses taught

LL.B. (Hons) in Law

Honours and awards

  • Appointed Justice of the Peace for England and Wales - January 2017
  • Alpheus John Rowbotham Prize (for exceptional contribution to the University of Derby)
  • Stewart Pierce Award (for Leadership on the Corporation Board of Runshaw College)

Membership of professional associations and societies

The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple

Professional licences and certificates

  • Recognition and Prevention of FGM - Home Office (2016)
  • Changing Law Update: Mental Capacity Legislation - Open University (2018)

Consultancy work

University & Student Union Disciplinary and Fitness to Practice Consultant (Currently Available)

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