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Colin Ettinger Appointed Visiting Professor At The University of Law

Personal Injury Expert Will Share His Expertise With The Next Generation Of Lawyers


Colin Ettinger, Partner at Irwin Mitchell, has been chosen by the University of Law to form part of their first ever panel of Visiting Professors.

The Visiting Professors will support the university and their recently redesigned Legal Practice Course (LPC), which focusses on ensuring their students are successful and secure the jobs they want.

Colin joins a select group comprising of 11 other lawyers from leading law firms and will be able to share his outstanding knowledge and expertise in the field of personal injury. The appointment to the panel reflects his reputation as one of the leading lawyers in the United Kingdom.

From the moment Colin qualified as a solicitor in 1978 he has represented people who have been injured and in need of legal advice. He now heads up Irwin Mitchell's serious injury team in London and previously resided as the President of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.

For over 10 years he has also been one of the editors of the Journal of Personal Injury Law providing comment and know-how on various cases.

The University of Law is the UK's longest-established specialist provider of legal education and has trained more lawyers than anyone else.

Colin’s appointment as a Visiting Professor will last for three years and he will be invited to deliver Keynote style lectures to the Local Practice Council students as well as contribute more widely to the core activities of the University.

His first lecture will be in the Spring of 2016 and will be entitled 'what makes a good personal injury lawyer'.

Colin said “I’m delighted to be part of this initiative and relish the opportunity to pass on my knowledge and experience to future law professionals.  This is a very important role which will offer young graduates the chance to learn some of the invaluable skills and lessons that I’ve gained from over my career.

“For many years now, I have represented people who have been particularly badly injured, and have had to come to terms with life changing events. It is a difficult job but one that is very rewarding when your clients get the answers they’re after and your work is vindicated. 

“I will approach my role with the University of Law in the same way I do my day job; with enthusiasm, energy and the dedication needed to make a difference.”

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