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Patrick Gallimore



Dr Patrick Gallimore

LLB (London), ), LLM (UCL), PhD (York), PGCert (Open), PGDip (KCL), Barrister

Senior Lecturer

I joined York Law School as a full time member of staff in August 2013 having spent a number of years tutoring while completing my PhD. I qualified as a barrister in 1991. I have previously worked at the University of Northumbria, where I was part of a team who developed and then delivered their Bar Vocational Course. I have also worked at the Inns of Court School of Law (now part of City University) and the University of Surrey.

I am Chair of the Standing Committee on Assessment.




I am currently completing my Doctorate in Legal History looking at judicial practice in national and regional courts during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and exploring judicial understanding of the concept of justice and ways in which such concepts impacted upon court practice.

My wider research interests include judicial and political attitudes across history and normative and procedural issues in criminal law and evidence as well as the court system generally.



  • Legal Skills
  • Advanced Legal Skills
  • Family Law
  • History of Law
  • Key Themes in Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Law
  • The Criminal Trial


Selected publications

  • co-author of F Boyle & D Capps (eds) A Practical Guide to Lawyering Skills (4th edn, Routledge)
  • I was formerly editor and contributor the ICSL’s Evidence manual (now published by OUP as the City Law School BPTC evidence manual)

External activities

Contact details

Dr Patrick Gallimore
York Law School

Tel: +44 (0)1904 32 5829