Christopher Menzies

Course Leader, Legal Practice Course

Faculty:Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences

Department:Anglia Law School

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Law

Christopher's interests include criminal court and tribunal procedures and applications, including those relating to employment law

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Before qualifying as a solicitor Christopher was a police officer. During his service he was selected to qualify as a trainer for officers of all ranks, law, evidence and procedure. Upon qualification as a solicitor he entered private practice and specialised in residential conveyancing before joining the Crown Prosecution Service as a prosecutor. Subsequently he was appointed as a Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University, assisting in the delivery of the Legal Practice (LPC) and Post Graduate Diploma in law (GDL), courses. He also secured funding for research from the European Anti-Fraud Office.

During his first spell at Anglia Ruskin, Christopher continued to conduct research into the ‘the right to silence’ including the anonymity of the accused before charge and presented papers on this to conferences. He left Anglia Ruskin to take up an opportunity to teach the LPC and GDL in London and assisted in the delivery of Criminal Litigation, Corporate Crime, Advocacy, Employment and Criminal Law modules that formed parts of these courses. Christopher also obtained his PGCE and became an External Examiner.

Spoken Languages


Research interests

  • Anonymity of the accused before being charged with a criminal offence.
  • The role and purpose of the taught session ‘hand-out.’


  • PGDip Legal Practice Course
  • LLB (Hons) Law


  • LLB (Hons) Anglia Ruskin University
  • PGCE Edge Hill University

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Law Society