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Dr Klearchos Kyriakides

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN ENGLISH LAW, CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS


KKyriakides@uclan.ac.uk

+357 24694025

Qualifications

Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales (Qualified and Admitted to the Roll, 2003; practising Assistant Solicitor, 2003-2007; non-practising Solicitor, 2007–)

Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (University of Westminster, UK, 2000)

Postgraduate Diploma in Law (University of Westminster, UK, 1999)

PhD Degree in History (Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge, UK, 1997)

MPhil Degree in International Relations (Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge, UK, 1992)

LLB (Hons) Degree in Law & Politics (University of Birmingham, UK, 1991)

 

Employment Track

Assistant Professor, School of Law, Cyprus Campus, University of Central Lancashire, Republic of Cyprus (2015–)

Senior Lecturer, School of Law, University of Hertfordshire, UK (2004-2015)

Lecturer (0.5 appointment), School of Law, University of Hertfordshire, UK (2002-2004)

Occasional visiting guest speaker and course director, Strategic Studies Courses for HM Forces, Institute of Continuing Education, Madingley Hall, University of Cambridge, UK (1996-2009)

Practising Assistant Solicitor, Adonis Kyriakides & Co. Solicitors, London, UK (2003-2007)

Trainee Solicitor, John B. Calver & Co. Solicitors, London, UK (2001-2002)

Independent Academic Member, Chief of the Air Staff’s Air Power Workshop, Royal Air Force, UK (1997-1998)

Secretary, Chief of the Air Staff’s Air Power Workshop, Royal Air Force, UK (Jan. 1995-Dec. 1995)

Research Fellow, Royal Air Force Staff College, Bracknell, Berkshire, UK (Jan. 1995-Dec. 1995)

 

Memberships (Academic/Professional)

Academic

  • Member, Association of Law Teachers, UK (2017–)
  • Member, Society for Modern Greek Studies, UK (2008–)
  • Executive Committee Member, Society for Modern Greek Studies, UK (2010-2015)

Professional

  • Member, The Law Society of England and Wales, UK (2003–)
  • Member, Risk and Compliance Service, Law Society of England and Wales (2017–)
  • Executive Committee Member, West London Law Society, UK (2006–)
  • President, West London Law Society, UK (2010-2011)
  • Vice-President, West London Law Society, UK (2008-2010)
  • Member, Learning and Development Sub-Committee, Hertfordshire Family Justice Board, UK (2007-2013)
  • Executive Council Member, Hertfordshire Law Society, UK (2006-2013)

Roles and Responsibilities (including past roles and responsibilities since 2015)

Teaching Roles (selective)

  • Module Leader: the Classical Foundations of Modern Law; Land Law; Lawyers’ Skills 1; Lawyers’ Skills 2; Lawyers’ Skills 3; Public Law (2015-17)
  • Modules Taught: the Classical Foundations of Modern Law; Land Law; Lawyers’ Skills 1; Lawyers’ Skills 2; Lawyers’ Skills 3; Public Law (2015-17)

Administrative Roles (selective)

  • School of Law Lead, Student Experience Committee, (2015–)
  • Member, Staff-Student Liaison Committee, School of Law, (2015–)
  • School of Law Lead, Research & Innovation Committee (2015-17)

 

Postgraduate Professional Legal Education and Training

  • Between 2005 and 2015, I was a tutor on the Legal Practice Course offered by the University of Hertfordshire.  During this decade, I served as inter alia:
  • The module leader and lead tutor on the postgraduate Property Law & Practice module
  • The module leader and lead tutor on the Professional Conduct & Regulation module

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Legal Education and Training

  • Between 2005 and 2015, I chaired, delivered or co-delivered many CPD seminars primarily aimed at members of the legal profession.  These included several seminars on ethics, professional conduct, compliance, anti-money laundering, mortgage fraud, fraud generally, property law and related subjects.  In this context:
  • From 2005 until 2013, I served as the CPD Co-ordinator of the CPD programme of the School of Law of the University of Hertfordshire.  In that context, I co-ordinated the CPD programme of the Hertfordshire Law Society.
  • From 2007 until 2013, I was privileged to assist His Honour Judge Peter Wright, Circuit Judge at Watford County Court and Designated Family Judge (Hertfordshire), in connection with the CPD-accredited Hertfordshire Family Forums which, during this period, His Honour used to organise from time to time for the benefit of professionals involved in the family justice system.
  • From 2005 until 2015, I occasionally delivered a number of CPD seminars to two separate law firms in London and Hertfordshire respectively.
  • From 2006 until 2015, I co-ordinated the CPD programme of the West London Law Society.
  • Since 2015, in my capacity as an Assistant Professor in the School of Law of UCLan Cyprus, I have delivered four designated anti-money laundering seminars in the Republic of Cyprus.  One seminar was aimed at lawyers from around the world.  One seminar was aimed at members of the legal profession in the Republic of Cyprus and other professionals.  Two seminars were aimed at undergraduate law students.
  • Since 2015, I have taught the general principles relating to ethics, professional conduct, compliance, anti-money laundering, fraud and related subjects on three undergraduate modules on which I have been the module leader: Lawyers’ Skills 1; Lawyers’ Skills 2; and Lawyers’ Skills 3.

Research Interests (selective)

  • The rule of law
  • The history and constitutional status of the Law Officers of the Crown
  • The constitutional, political and military history of the Island of Cyprus, including the Republic of Cyprus and the Sovereign Base Areas therein
  • International humanitarian law, particularly as it has been applied – and not properly enforced in – the Republic of Cyprus
  • The themes of justice and injustice as portrayed in the lyrics of Greek music

Selective Publications (peer-reviewed)

  • Klearchos A. Kyriakides, ‘Disraeli, the ‘key of Western Asia’ and the Echoes of History in the Levant’, in Anastasia Yiangou, George Kazamias and Robert Holland (eds.), The Greeks and the British in the Levant, 1800-1960s: Between Empires and Nations (Routledge, Abingdon, 2016), 97 to 110 (chapter)
  • Klearchos A. Kyriakides, ‘The Law Officers of the Crown and the Rule of Law in the United Kingdom’, in Gabrielle Appleby, Patrick Keyzer & John M. Williams (eds.), Public Sentinels: A Comparative Study of Australian Solicitors-General (Ashgate Publishing Ltd, Farnham, 2014, republished in 2016), 185-207 (chapter)
  • Klearchos A. Kyriakides ‘The Rule of Law’, in James Ker-Lindsay (ed.), Resolving Cyprus: New Approaches to Conflict Resolution (I.B. Tauris Ltd, London, 2014, republished in 2015), 158-169 (chapter)
  • Klearchos A. Kyriakides, ‘The 1960 Treaties and the Search for Security in Cyprus’, Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, Vol. 11, Issue 4, 2009, 427-439 (article)
  • Klearchos A. Kyriakides, ‘Moving Away from the Zürich and Bürgenstock Models: Enhancing the role of citizens by means of consultation and pre-legislative scrutiny’, in Andreas Auer and Vasiliki Triga (eds.), A Constitutional Convention for Cyprus (Wissenschaftlicher, Berlin, 2009), 87-95 (chapter)
  • Klearchos A. Kyriakides, ‘Contra – The Political Workability of the Annan Plan’, in Hubert Faustmann & Andrekos Varnava (eds.), Reunifying Cyprus: The Annan Plan and Beyond (I.B. Tauris Ltd, London, 2009), 66-79 (chapter)
  • Klearchos A. Kyriakides, ‘The United Kingdom, the United States and the United Nations: Is the United Kingdom playing ‘Athens’ to America’s ‘Rome’?’ (published in Greek as ‘To Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο, οι Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες και τα Ηνωμένα Έθνη: Παίζει το Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο την «Αθήνα» απέναντι στη «Ρώμη» των Αμερικάνων;’), in Christodoulos Yiallourides (ed.), The Role of the United Nations Organisation in the 21st Century(European Cultural Centre of Delphi, Hellenic Ministry of Culture / A.A. Livanis Publishers, Athens, 2009), 313-332 (chapter)
  • Klearchos A. Kyriakides, ‘The Classical Greek Tradition in English Law’, in David A. Frenkel & Carsten Gerner-Beuerle (eds.), Selected Essays on Current Legal Issues (Athens Institute for Education and Research, Athens, 2008), 373-383 (chapter)
  • Klearchos A. Kyriakides, ‘The Island of Cyprus and the Projection of Sea Power by the Royal Navy since 1878’, in Carmel Vassallo & Michaela D’Angelo, Anglo-Saxons in the Mediterranean: Commerce, Politics and Ideas (XVII-XX Centuries), (Malta University Press, Valetta, 2007), 219 to 236 (chapter)
  • Klearchos A. Kyriakides, ‘The Sovereign Base Areas and British Defence Policy Since 1960’, in Hubert Faustmann & Nicos Peristianis (eds.), Britain in Cyprus: Colonialism and Post-Colonialism 1878-2006 (Bibliopolis, Mannheim, 2006), 511 to 534 (chapter)
  • Klearchos A. Kyriakides & Stuart Weinstein, ‘Nuremberg in Retrospect’, International Criminal Law Review, Vol. 5, No 3, 2005, 373-386 (article).
  • K.A. Kyriakides, ‘Air Power and International Air Law,’ in Group Captain Stuart Peach (as Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, Chief of the Defence Staff, was then known), Perspectives on Air Power (The Stationery Office, London, 1998), 80-128 (chapter)
  • K. A. Kyriakides, ‘RAF Akrotiri and its contribution to British Defence Policy: 1955-1995’, The Hawk Journal: The Independent Journal of the Royal Air Force Staff College, 1995, 59 to 71 (article)
  • K.A. Kyriakides, ‘NATO and Cyprus: the reaction of the British government to the 1959 Greco-Turkish proposal to admit an independent Cyprus to NATO’, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Volume 6, Issue 1, 1992, 52-63 (article)

Selective Publications in English (non-peer-reviewed)

Klearchos A. Kyriakides, ‘What does ‘the last chance’ really mean?  The imperial origins and neo-imperial purposes of a misleading mantra’, Agora Dialogue, 4 July 2017, published at http://agora-dialogue.com/2017/07/04/what-does-the-last-chance-really-mean/

Klearchos A. Kyriakides, ‘‘Democracies Die Behind Closed Doors’: The chilling parallels between the ‘Munich Conference’ and the ‘Conference on Cyprus’, Agora Dialogue, 26 June 2017, published at http://agora-dialogue.com/2017/07/04/what-does-the-last-chance-really-mean/, published at http://agora-dialogue.com/2017/06/26/democracies-die-behind-closed-doors/

Klearchos A. Kyriakides, ‘The Search for Security via Answers to Questions on Law, Criminal Justice and Impunity: A working paper published in connection with the ‘Conference on Cyprus’ in Geneva on 28 June 2017’, Agora Dialogue, 17 June 2017, published at http://agora-dialogue.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/K.-A.-Kyriakides-Working-Paper-for-Agora-Dialogue-as-at-17.06.17-as-amended-on-19.06.2017.pdf and at http://agora-dialogue.com/2017/06/17/the-search-for-security-via-answers-to-questions-on-law-criminal-justice-and-impunity/

Klearchos A. Kyriakides, ‘What does ‘reunification’ really mean?’, Agora Dialogue, 22 May 2017, published at http://agora-dialogue.com/2017/05/22/what-does-reunification-really-mean/

Klearchos A. Kyriakides, ‘The ‘Intellectual Partition’ of Cyprus, the ‘Macmillan Doctrine’ and the talks held in Geneva in August 1974 and January 2017’, Agora Dialogue, 9 January 2017

http://agora-dialogue.com/2017/01/09/the-intellectual-partition-of-cyprus-the-macmillan-doctrine-and-the-talks-held-in-geneva-in-august-1974-and-january-2017/

Klearchos A. Kyriakides, ‘The Lennox-Boyd statement of 19 December 1956 and the origins of the proposed ‘bi-communal, bi-zonal federation’ in Cyprus’, Agora Dialogue, 27 December 2016, published at

http://agora-dialogue.com/2016/12/27/the-lennox-boyd-statement-of-19-december-1956-and-the-origins-of-the-proposed-bi-communal-bi-zonal-federation-in-cyprus/

Klearchos A. Kyriakides, Scotland and the slippery slope from devolution to the independence referendum and beyond: Some lessons to be learnt and their relevance to Cyprus and its fellow Member States in the European Union (European Rim Policy & Investment Council, Larnaca, 2014) (published paper)

Klearchos A. Kyriakides, ‘Turning the Tables: Can Cyprus and the Cypriot Diaspora in Scotland help to prevent the partition of the United Kingdom?’, Cyprus Weekly, 12 September 2014

Klearchos A. Kyriakides, ‘Punching Above its Weight or Drowning in a Sea of Debt?  The ‘Age of Austerity’ & British Influence’, 14 June 2010, International Security Forum, published at www.inter-security-forum.org/punching-above-its-weight-or-drowning-in-a-sea-of-debt-the-age-of-austerity-british-influence/

Klearchos A. Kyriakides, ‘The Classics and English Law’, Ad Familiares: Journal of Friends of Classics, Vol. XXXIV (2008), XII-XIV

Van Coufoudakis and Klearchos A. Kyriakides, The Case Against the Annan Plan (Lobby for Cyprus, London, 2004)

Klearchos A. Kyriakides, ‘Pillars of the Imperium: US Military Bases Overseas’, Global Dialogue, Vol. 5, No. 1/2, 2003, 82-90

Published Open Letters

Klearchos A. Kyriakides, ‘The ‘Conference on Cyprus’ at Crans Montana, Switzerland, 28 June 2017: An Open Letter to the Foreign and Commonwealth Secretary of the United Kingdom’, Agora Dialogue, 27 June 2017, published at

http://agora-dialogue.com/2017/06/27/the-conference-on-cyprus-at-crans-montana-switzerland-28-june-2017/

Klearchos A. Kyriakides, ‘An Open Letter to a Minister of the Crown’, Agora Dialogue, 11 January 2017, published at

http://agora-dialogue.com/2017/01/11/an-open-letter-to-a-british-minister/

Published Submissions to Consultation Exercises and Parliamentary Calls for Evidence

Klearchos A. Kyriakides, written submission dated 20 December 2017 and submitted to the Solicitors Regulation Authority in response to its consultation exercise entitled ‘Looking to the future: phase two of our Handbook reforms’, published on the website of the West London Law Society at www.westlondonls.org.uk/cms/document/Response_to_SRA_Consultation_of_Klearchos_Kyriakides.pdf

Klearchos A. Kyriakides, ‘The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill in the context of the Republic of Cyprus and the Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia’, written evidence (EUW0026) dated 12 October 2017 and submitted to the House of Lords Constitution Committee in response to its Call for Evidence issued on 14 September 2017.  Published on the website of the Parliament of the United Kingdom at http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/constitution-committee/european-union-withdrawal-bill/written/71167.html and at http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/constitution-committee/european-union-withdrawal-bill/written/71167.pdf

Klearchos A. Kyriakides, written submission dated 9 January 2017 and submitted to the Solicitors Regulation Authority in response to its consultation exercise entitled ‘A new route to qualification: the Solicitors Qualifying Examination’.  Published in Solicitors Regulation Authority, Consultation responses A new route to qualification: the Solicitors Qualifying Examination Consultation on a proposal to introduce the Solicitors Qualifying Examination: Consultation responses (Solicitors Regulation Authority, April 2017), pages 270 to 274, available online as a downloadable document at www.sra.org.uk/sra/consultations/solicitors-qualifying-examination.page#download

Selective Online Articles, Newspaper Articles and other Publications (in Greek)

Κλέαρχος Κυριακίδης, ‘Το «κακό του διαχωρισμού» και τα βήματα που χρειάζονται για να σωθεί ο Δυτικός Πολιτισμός στη νοτιο-ανατολική άκρη της Ευρώπης: Μια νέα στρατηγική υπέρ της ελευθερίας’, , Agora Dialogue, 15  Ιανουαρίου 2018, http://agora-dialogue.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/%CE%A4%CE%BF-%C2%AB%CE%BA%CE%B1%CE%BA%CF%8C-%CF%84%CE%BF%CF%85-%CE%B4%CE%B9%CE%B1%CF%87%CF%89%CF%81%CE%B9%CF%83%CE%BC%CE%BF%CF%8D%C2%BB-15.01.2018.pdf

Κλέαρχος Κυριακίδης, ‘Οι Συνήγοροι του Τουρκικού Δόγματος της Διαίρεσης: Οι Βρετανοί και οι ‘Πέντε Πυλώνες της Διχοτόμησης’’, AgoraDialogue, 28 Απριλίου 2017, http://agora-dialogue.com/2017/04/28/%CE%BF%CE%B9-%CF%83%CF%85%CE%BD%CE%AE%CE%B3%CE%BF%CF%81%CE%BF%CE%B9-%CF%84%CE%BF%CF%85-%CF%84%CE%BF%CF%85%CF%81%CE%BA%CE%B9%CE%BA%CE%BF%CF%8D-%CE%B4%CF%8C%CE%B3%CE%BC%CE%B1%CF%84%CE%BF%CF%82-%CF%84/

Κλέαρχος Κυριακίδης, ‘Οι Πέντε Πυλώνες της Διχοτόμησης: Η ουσία της τουρκικής στρατηγικής έναντι της Κύπρου’, Σημερινή, 25 Φεβρουαρίου 2017, www.sigmalive.com/simerini/politics/408581/oi-pente-pylones-tis-dixotomisis και στη Agora Dialogue, 19 Φεβρουαρίου 2017, http://agora-dialogue.com/2017/04/28/%CE%BF%CE%B9-%CF%83%CF%85%CE%BD%CE%AE%CE%B3%CE%BF%CF%81%CE%BF%CE%B9-%CF%84%CE%BF%CF%85-%CF%84%CE%BF%CF%85%CF%81%CE%BA%CE%B9%CE%BA%CE%BF%CF%8D-%CE%B4%CF%8C%CE%B3%CE%BC%CE%B1%CF%84%CE%BF%CF%82-%CF%84/

Κλέαρχος Κυριακίδης, ‘Οι καταβολές μιας διαιρετικής ιδέας: Το «Δόγμα Μακμίλαν» και οι καταβολές της ιδέας ότι η Κύπρος πρέπει να υπόκειται σε έναν «συνεταιρισμό» με «5 μέρη»’, Σημερινή, 29 Ιανουαρίου 2017, www.sigmalive.com/simerini/politics/400437/oi-katavoles-mias-diairetikis-ideas

Κλέαρχος Κυριακίδης, ‘Τελικά, τι θα συζητήσουν στη Γενεύη; H 4η Σύμβαση της Γενεύης του 1949 και η σχέση της με την επικείμενη «Διάσκεψη για την Κύπρο»’, Σημερινή, 8 Ιανουάριος 2017, www.sigmalive.com/simerini/politics/394181/telika-ti-tha-syzitisoun-sti-genevi

Κλέαρχος Κυριακίδης, ‘Η προέλευση της προτεινόμενης λύσης ΔΔΟ’, Σημερινή, 17 Δεκέμβριος 2016, www.sigmalive.com/simerini/politics/389050/i-proelefsi-tis-proteinomenis-lysis-ddo

Selective Conference and Seminar Presentations (since September 2015)

  • Klearchos A. Kyriakides, ‘Peace-making as a continuation of war by other means: What can the peace-makers of the future learn from the history of the Republic of Cyprus?’, paper presented on 26 June 2017 at a Colloquium on ‘Democratization and Constitutional Design in Divided Societies’, organized by the International Political Science Association and held at the University of Cyprus
  • Klearchos A. Kyriakides, ‘The imperial foundations of the proposed constitutional future of Cyprus: A lecture to mark the passage of 60 years since the seminal events of December 1956’, delivered on 1 December 2016 at an event to mark the inauguration of the Rule of Law in Cyprus and Lessons of History Programme, School of Law, Cyprus Campus, University of Central Lancashire
  • Klearchos A. Kyriakides, ‘‘Separate Simultaneous Referenda’ and the Cementing of Segregation in Cyprus’, paper presented on 27 October 2016 at a Conference on ‘Referendums in Peace Processes: Psychological, Political and Legal Aspects’, organised by, among others, the Genetic Social Psychology Lab of the University of Cyprus and held at the University of Cyprus

Supervision of Projects/PhDs

  • I have acted as an internal examiner in relation to one PhD thesis submitted to the University of Hertfordshire.
  • I have acted as external examiner in relation to four PhD theses submitted to the Institute of Commonwealth Studies in the University of London, one PhD thesis submitted to the University of Birmingham, one PhD thesis submitted to the University of Newcastle and one PhD thesis submitted to the University of South Africa.

Scholarships/Awards

  • At the University of Hertfordshire’s Awards Ceremony for 2014, I was the winner of the Vice-Chancellor’s Prize for Excellence in Community Engagement
  • At a dinner organized by the Law Society of England and Wales in 2012, I was the recipient of the title ‘Unsung Hero’; this title was bestowed on me by the President of the Law Society of England and Wales in recognition of my ‘contribution to local law societies, the legal profession and the community’

Other Scholarly and Outreach Activities (all of which are voluntary and unremunerated)

  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Balkan & Near Eastern Studies (published by Routledge)
  • Member, International Advisory Board, Cyprus Review (published by the University of Nicosia Press)
  • Director, Rule of Law Programme, European Rim Policy and Investment Council, Larnaca (a non-party political think tank)
  • Occasional columnist in Simerini, a newspaper in the Republic of Cyprus
  • Occasional contributor of articles in Agora Dialogue, an Australian-based non-partisan online forum dedicated to ‘the free flow of ideas and access to information’
  • Goodwill Ambassador, UK-Cyprus Enterprise Council, London (an independent, apolitical and not-for-profit body with various aims including the promotion of bilateral trade between the UK and the Republic of Cyprus)
  • Independent Academic Consultant, Lobby for Cyprus, London (a non-party political non-governmental organisation representing forcibly displaced persons from the Turkish-occupied parts of the Republic of Cyprus)

N.B. I am involved in various other activities, which are directly or indirectly related to the above.