CrispThe University of Law (ULaw) has handed control of its new Hong Kong campus to one of the legal education world’s most well-known figures.

Peter Crisp, who served as dean of BPP from 2003 to 2017 before becoming pro vice chancellor external at ULaw, will take on the role of dean at the new campus, which opens its doors to students in autumn 2019.

The University’s first foray into an overseas market was announced at the end of last year, finally bringing years of aspiration into reality.

Crisp will continue to have responsibility for business development, professional development programmes and apprenticeships alongside his role in Hong Kong.

ULaw vice chancellor and CEO Professor Andrea Nollent said: “We recognised Hong Kong as a key growth area for ULaw and have made a multimillion-pound investment in establishing a long-term presence there.

“We’re delighted to appoint Peter as the first Dean for the new Hong Kong Campus. Peter has a wealth of knowledge and experience, and he has a proven track record in working with a team and forging successful relationships with law firms to deliver best in class legal education. I’m confident that under Peter’s leadership, ULaw will become a household name in the Hong Kong legal community.”

Crisp said: “To have been appointed as Dean for ULaw’s first international campus is an honour. I’m confident that the Hong Kong campus will fast become a hub for legal education in the region, bringing ULaw’s renowned expertise in professional and vocational training to an entirely new market.”