Philip Benjamin

Philip Benjamin Professional Photo

Position: Pathway Leader in Law
Email: benjaminp@regents.ac.uk
Faculty: Creative and Liberal Arts

Professional Biography

Philip has over 20 years’ experience as a practising solicitor in London, focusing on employment law, discrimination and civil litigation. After graduating with an LLB he went onto to pass the solicitors’ finals and subsequently graduated with an LLM in employment law. Philip is also an accredited mediator. He has taught law to both undergraduate and post-graduate law students, as well as delivering CPD courses to practising lawyers. He has taught law at Regent’s University London since 2011 on a wide range of legal modules. Philip is presently pathway leader in law and encourages the experiential teaching of law across the University’s vibrant law team. His research interests include employment law, discrimination and landlord and tenant law. He has recently published a textbook on the evolution of employment law and practice, which is designed for legal practitioners in this area. He is a member of the Law Society, has chaired education appeal tribunals, education exclusion panels and has previously served as a magistrate for approximately ten years.

Qualifications

1981-84           LLB(Hons) - University of Glamorgan

1984-85           Solicitors final examination - College of Law

2005-07           LLM (Employment) - Middlesex University Business School       

Relevant Past Employment

2011 – date:

Regent’s University London, Regents Park, London NW1.

Initially a visiting lecturer in the BAM and HASS faculties. Since September 2012, engaged as a full-time lecturer in business law. Appointed Pathway leader in law during April 2014.

2007 – 2012:

University of West London, School of Law, Ealing, London W5.

Senior lecturer in the law faculty with sole responsibility for the delivery of business law & practice, solicitors’ accounts and family law. Participation in University of West London’s practice development centre and delivery of professional courses in employment and practice management at post graduate level to solicitors.

2011 – date:

Yugin & Partners solicitors, Stanmore, Middlesex.

Consultant solicitor engaging in a purely advisory role within the practice. Membership of the firm enables the maintenance of an up to date practising certificate, accessing continuing education, keeping up to date with practice developments and participation in the local law society.

2007 – 2011:

Oakridge Law solicitors, Stanmore, Middlesex

Principal solicitor – The main area of specialisation in practice was in employment law, discrimination and civil litigation. Additional responsibility for practice management, drafting policies, line management, business development and regulatory requirements.

1993 – 2006:

Posner Benjamin solicitors, Edgware, Middlesex.

Managing partner – The main area of specialisation in practice was in employment law, discrimination, personal injury, conveyancing and landlord & tenant. As managing partner, responsibilities incorporated practice management, compliance with the firm’s policies, business development and regulatory requirements

Professional Affiliation(s)/Accreditation

Solicitor (Member of the Law Society).

Accredited mediator (RSPP)

Teaching & Course Development

Primarily responsible as module leader for delivery of Principles of Law and Introduction to Business Law. Previously responsible for delivery of International Business Law, European Union law and employment law.

Active participation in the development team for the MA in International human rights law, BA Liberal studies and the BA in Finance and accounting. Development team leader for the P.G. Certificate in Mediation and conflict resolution.

Research Interests

Employment law and discrimination.

Residential landlord and tenant law.

Publications

Benjamin, P. (2015). Evolution of Employment Law and Practice. London: Nation Publishing. ISBN 978-1-326-20381-8

Benjamin, P. (2007). Maternity rights under the Work and Families Act 2006. London: Harrow NCT (Summer 2007) and Barnet & District NCT (Summer 2007)

Benjamin,P. (2007). Flexible Working: Achieving a work-life balance. London: Harrow NCT (Autumn 2007) and Barnet & District NCT (Winter 2007).

Benjamin, P. (2007). A critical examination of the evolution of the Employment Tribunal System and an analysis of the extent to which present Tribunal rules of procedure facilitate the resolution of employment disputes within the UK. London: University of Middlesex.

Other Outputs

Presentations:-

  • Benjamin, P. (2009). Employment Compromise Agreements: A Practitioner’s Guide. London:  Middx Law Society.
  • Benjamin, P. (2009). Solicitors’ Accounts Rules: Ensuring Best Practice in Compliance. London: Central Law Training.
  • Benjamin, P. (2010). Employment Law Update 2010. London: Central Law Training.
  • Benjamin, P. (2011). Employment Law Update 2011. London

Last updated: 08 December 2017