CEO of BPP Law School steps down

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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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Crunch time

I am easily influenced. I will go and buy crisps now.



GREAT NEWS! BPP will not miss a CEO who never cared about the students, and who was more concerned about taking monthly holidays instead of offering any financial support to individuals who were in desperate need of it.


Private Equity Pirate

A foolish move by BPP’s new tripartite private equity owners. Peter Crisp was BPP. The classic PE kraken strikes again. Why pay a whopper executive salary when you can promote internally and slash costs?


Salt n shake

Sounds like BPP is about to slide, two big wigs leaving months apart spells trouble in house



Did he have enough of scamming students? Did he finally grow a conscience?



About to slide? They have been cutting costs for years. PE ownership means they are essentially up for sale.


The real JC

Has this got anything to do with yesterday’s election result?


Sausage lover

Please include a list of all previous Crisp articles – there’s one where you had him holding a sausage looking like Lord Sugar! Can’t find it no more.



An excellent dean and a genuinely nice man. A big loss for BPP.



Hahahahahahah get the fuck outta here.

This chopper will not be missed.


Philip Green

Oh. My. Gosh. The lunatics are now running the asylum!

Do they even care about the student experience? Say no to private equity.



Probably because he doesn’t want to ballache of dealing with the SQE



How old is he..? Looks fantastic!



Date him? Sent pics?


A picture tells a thousand words

He’s used that same picture for the past 12 years. Or maybe the media keep using the same pic. I have a BPP college (as it was then) prospectus from 2005 and it’s the same picture.


Eagle Hobo

Feels bad man

— EH, 2017



Oh private equity boo hoo. Vote chomsky.

BPP is fine. The GDL and LPC are doddle tick box exercises. Stop moaning and get on with it.



Never seen him at the Holborn building. Was he the dean? !! Ironically only seen him on youtube. How can i miss him now that he is leaving !


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