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Profile: Mr Fred Motson

Mr Fred Motson

The Open University, Law School

Professional biography

After teaching Law part-time while studying for the Bar, Fred was called to the Bar in 2008 but decided to instead pursue the academic study of law. Fred began his career at the University of Westminster, achieving first lectureship and then senior lectureship. In 2016 Fred left Westminster after moving out of London to start a family. He combined a wide array of teaching and assessment-focused roles including lecturing on undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the University of Buckingham, working for Kaplan Open Learning at the University of Essex, for BPP University on their LPC and LLB programmes and working as Partnership Curriculum Leader for Law at the University of Northampton.

He also maintained strong links to the profession in providing CPD for legal professionals through Central Law Training and continues to combine his Open University role with involvement as a marking team leader for the Bar Standards Board and a Chief Examiner and Reviewer for The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.

Fred has a wide range of research interests which include sports law, property law, environmental law, contract law and tort law. Fred has a particular interest in the intersection between law and technology, both in how technology can shape or change the practice of law and in how law responds to technological advances. Fred is also currently working toward a Doctorate of Philosophy with the Open University. His thesis, provisionally entitled "The Herculean Referee in the Age of Technology", will explore how the introduction of technological decision-making aids has impacted on the role of the referee in interpreting and applying the rules of sport.

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