Staff profile

Larry Mead


Principal Lecturer

Subject

Law

College

College of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Department

Derby Law School

Campus

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus, One Friar Gate Square, Derby Campus

Email

l.f.mead@derby.ac.uk

About

I have pursued an academic career for more than 37 years. I have extensive experience of teaching on undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses. I have also taught on many short courses. The dominant areas of teaching have been Contract Law, Commercial Law, Business Law Company Law and Corporate governance. I have taught modules in these areas on law, accounting, business and management courses. I have previously taught modules in Criminal Law and for many years taught Evidence modules on the LL.B (Hons) Programme.

I am currently teaching Company Law and Evidence at undergraduate level and Module Leader at postgraduate level for Company Law, Legal Scholarship and the Independent Studies. I am also the LLM Programme Leader.

I also contribute to the court room training of police officers and other professionals.

Professional interests

I've combined an academic career with practice as a barrister. I was called to the Bar in 1977 and completed pupillage in 1978. It was in 1978 that I began my academic career here at Derby. Whilst being a lecturer, I did for many years practice as a barrister being a part-time Door Tenant at Gazette Chambers, later Rochester Chambers in Birmingham. I am currently a Door Tenant at Derwent Chambers in Derby.

Research interests

I have undertaken research in a wide range of areas within the field of Company Law. Most recently I have been researching specifically the Independence of Auditors, Minority Shareholder Protection and Women in the Boardroom.

In the area of Evidence, I am continuing research into the development and value of surveillance evidence.

Membership of professional bodies

I am a member of Lincoln's Inn.

Qualifications

Recent conferences

I have been a regular presenter at the EIASM Workshops in Corporate Governance held in Brussels. I have also presented papers in 2014 and 2015 at the European Business and Management Conference.

I have also undertaken the role of reviewer of material submitted for presentation at this conference.   

Recent publications

I have had a number of books published in the area of Company Law. I have also contributed to books, mainly in the area of Business Law. These include:

As sole author

Practical Company Law, A Guide to Practical Company Law and Company Law - A Tutor's Manual, - all published by Elm Publications.

As a contributing author

Business Environment and Information Technology, published by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants; Business Law and also Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law, both published by Elsevier. Also, the Dictionary of Policing published by Willan.

I was co-author for The Modern Company published by Frank Cass.