CEO of BPP Law School steps down

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By Katie King on

Land law barrister at the university’s helm for 20 years

Peter Crisp, the dean and CEO of BPP University’s law school, has told Legal Cheek he will be leaving his post at the end of the month.

A qualified lawyer who specialises in property, Crisp joined the law school as a tutor on the Bar Vocational Course (the Bar Professional Training Course’s predecessor) in August 1997. The King’s College London graduate climbed the ranks and became BPP’s top dog in 2003. Now, months after rumours began circulating about his potential resignation, Crisp has confirmed he’ll be stepping away from the university’s helm just before he reaches his 20th anniversary at the organisation.

Speaking to Legal Cheek today, Crisp told us he will be moving on from the law school “with very happy memories”. He said:

I have been exceptionally fortunate in my career at the law school and feel especially privileged to have worked with wonderful clients, students and colleagues.

Legal Cheek has been informed Andrew Chadwick, solicitor and deputy dean of BPP Law School, will be taking over from former 11 Stone Buildings barrister Crisp as acting dean. Crisp hasn’t divulged the details of his next role.

This news comes a few months after another big BPP name exited the organisation. Carl Lygo, the former vice chancellor, stepped down from his post in March. He too had spent 20 years at the legal education giant.

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