Mr Andrew Clemes
Associate Professor
Legal Practice & Graduate Diploma Law
Telephone: (01792) 602251
Room: Office - 137
First Floor
Richard Price Building
Singleton Campus

Andrew has wide ranging experience of all aspects of Litigation. He has appeared in Courts at all levels up to the Court of Appeal on Criminal, Family and Civil matters. He is a door tenant at Angel Chambers in Swansea.

Andrew currently leads the Skills and Criminal Litigation modules and the Advanced Criminal Practice Elective on the Legal Practice Course at Swansea. He previously taught on the BVC at Cardiff University and he has also delivered CPD events at Swansea.

Andrew co-ordinates the development of Continuing Professional Development within the School and is responsible for setting and judging moots for all law students.

Andrew helps The Bar Trial Society” with its programme of mock trials”.

Academic/employment background:

Qualifying in 1984 whilst employed as a Magistrates’ Court Legal Adviser, Andrew went on to work for the Crown Prosecution Service in Swansea. He was in full time private practice at the Bar in Swansea between 1989 and 2001. In 2001 he commenced at Cardiff University Law School, joining Swansea at the inception of the LPC in 2004. Andrew retains links with the CPS in Swansea and West Wales.

Andrew edited the ILEX Manuals for the Level 3 and 6 qualifications in 2006 and 2007. He has also contributed to the 9th Edition of “The English Legal System” by Slapper and Kelly.

Andrew qualified as a Mediator in 2006.

Teaching

  • LA-369A Coursework 1 & 2 for Graduate Diploma in Law

    The module is personal study, by which students submit two pieces of coursework from either LA-362, LA-365 or LA-366 or La-361, LA-367 or LA-368.

  • LAPM02 Litigation

    Students are trained to act as a Criminal Practitioner from the moment they are instructed by a client in custody to the point at which s/he is tried in the Magistrates¿ Court. Students also consider the advantages and disadvantages of summary trial and trial on indictment. The overriding objective of the Civil Litigation element of the Litigation module is to provide students with the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to work effectively in a civil litigation, dispute management or personal injury department.

  • LAPM16 Advanced Criminal Practice

    The overriding objective of the Advanced Criminal Practice module is to build up knowledge and confidence in respect of criminal prosecutions so that upon completion of the module a student can conduct a criminal case from first instruction at the Police Station or in the office, ascertain the instructions and the defence (if any), prepare and conduct the trial, prepare Crown Court work and be able to draft indictments. Also the course enables students to look at cases from a CPS viewpoint which was virtually impossible in the Core Module of Criminal Litigation.