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Professor Deveral Capps - Leeds Beckett. Leeds, West Yorkshire, GB

Professor Deveral Capps

Dean of School | Leeds Beckett University

Leeds, West Yorkshire, UNITED KINGDOM

As an expert in Quality Assurance, Professor Deveral Capps has a deep understanding of academic quality and assurance processes.



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Deveral is the Dean of Leeds Law School. He joined Leeds Beckett in 2015 and has been involved in Higher Education for over 20 years. As a barrister, in both civil and criminal law, Deveral has appeared in courts across the North of England and is a door tenant at Trinity Chambers in Newcastle upon Tyne. As a legal academic he has taught on undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses and published widely on legal education, legal skills and eCommerce law.

Deveral has had significant input into the development of legal education and training in the UK. Between 2011 and 2013, he sat on the steering panel for the Legal Education and Training Review, the largest review of legal education since 1971. He has particular expertise in barristers training and was a member of the Bar Standards Board’s Future Bar Training Programme Board between 2017 and 2019 and is a member of the Curriculum and Assessments Review group examining how barristers will be trained in the future. He was also a panel member for the subject pilot of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

As an expert in Quality Assurance, Deveral has a deep understanding of academic quality and assurance processes. He is an experienced external examiner, including lead external examiner, for all types of academic and professional awards and solicitors' Higher Rights of Audience. He has also been a member of Institutional inspecting panels on behalf of the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board. Outside of law, Deveral is a board member and trustee of Ballet LORENT, the leading contemporary dance company in the North East.

Industry Expertise (3)

Writing and Editing


Legal Services

Areas of Expertise (4)

Quality Assurance

Legal Skills

Legal Education

eCommerce Law

Education (2)

Queen's University Belfast: LLM, Computers and Law 1994

Sheffield Hallam University: LLB, Law 1993

Affiliations (2)

  • Curriculum and Assessments Review group : Member
  • Ballet LORENT : Board member

Languages (2)

  • English
  • French

Articles (2)

Training for the Bar: educational (r)evolution

The Law Teacher

2018 On 25 June 2013, the Legal Education and Training Review published its report on the legal education landscape and made 26 recommendations for change. Over the past five years the legal regulators have considered these recommendations and developed and consulted on new education and training pathways and assessment strategies.

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Fitting a quart into a pint pot: the legal curriculum and meeting the requirements of practice

Digital Evidence and Electronic Signature Law Review

2013 Contained within the editorial of volume 7 of Digital Evidence and Electronic Signature Law Review are some bold statements. For those who are not aware of, or perhaps do not recall the editorial, the general thrust relates to the performance of an advocate in court and what amounts to their duty to bring to the court’s attention case law and general legal authority pertinent to the matter being judged.

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