In brief: College of Law hires de Friend from Kent Uni

Richard de Friend (right), previously pro-vice chancellor of the University of Kent, has become director of the College of Law's London branch at Store Street. Professor Paulene Collins has joined the college as professor and head of staff development and training. Collins was previously chief training officer at the Law Society. John Stanford joins as deputy director at Store Street from the Inns of Court School of Law and Peter Lyons has joined the college's Institute of Advocacy and Dispute Management from Nottingham Law School.