About us

Westminster Law School is one of the main research centres for the study of the legal profession in the UK. It focuses on the changing dynamics of the legal profession and legal services market.

The Centre on the Legal Profession (COLP), examines the issues arising out of this changing landscape, employing the tools of empirical and socio-legal research. We also teach students and others about the changes to the profession and how legal education itself is changing.

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  • Sommerlad H. & Webley, L., Duff, L. Muzio, D., Tomlinson, J. (2013) Diversity in the Legal Profession in England and Wales: A Qualitative Study of Barriers and Individual Choices (London: University of Westminster Law Press) ISBN: 978-0-9927330-0-1, First published 2010, reissued 2013 with Legal Services Board Foreword.
  • Webley, L. (2010) Adversarialism & Consensus? The Professions’ Construction of Solicitor and Family Mediator Identity and Role (New Orleans: Quid Pro Books LLC) pp. 214 ISBN:  9781610270106.
  • Bacquet S. & Webley L. (2006) A Review of How Other Countries Provide Advice to the Vulnerable on Consumer and Social Issues (London: Department of Trade & Industry) pp. 54.

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Contact the Directors of the Centre:

Dr Marloes Spreeuw – [email protected]

Marc Mason – [email protected]

+44 (20) 7911 5000