Faculty - Autumn in London

Thomas Beale
Senior Associate Solicitor, McAllister Olivarius/AO Advocates

Professor Beale qualified as a solicitor of England & Wales in 2008 and is an experienced litigator, working on a wide range of cases including complex multi-track claims in the High Court. Beale has always worked at leading law firms in the UK, where he has successfully run cases to trial, recovering substantial settlements for his clients. He has acted on a wide range of matters including commercial contract claims, multi-million-pound trustee disputes and breach of employment contract claims.

Beale received a Bachelor of Arts in History and Sociology from the University of Manchester in 2002. He then worked for the growing digital agency Fast Web Media in Manchester as a sports journalist, collaborating with BBC America. Professor Beale continued to work as a freelance journalist while undertaking his legal studies. He studied for his Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in London, which he successfully completed in 2005.

He trained at a West London firm, where his seats included commercial litigation, probate and commercial property law. Following qualification, he moved into civil litigation, taking a particular interest in public liability and employers’ liability.

Andrea Biondi
Professor of European Law, Director
Centre for European Law at King's College London

Andrea Biondi is a professor of European Union Law and the director of the Centre for European Law at King's College London. He is a visiting professor at the College of Europe in Warsaw and at Georgetown University. He is a member of the Bar of Florence as well as being an Academic Member of Francis Taylor Buildings Chambers in London. Professor Biondi is on the International Advisory Board of European Public Law, King's College Law Journal, London Law Review, the European Public Private Partnership Law Review, and he is the general editor of the Kluwer European Law Collection.

Michael Dale
Professor of Law
Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law

Michael J. Dale has been a member of the faculty at Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law in Fort Lauderdale, Florida since 1985, teaching courses in family law, juvenile law and in the family and juvenile clinic. He also teaches litigation courses including civil procedure, conflicts of laws, evidence, trial advocacy and international litigation. Before joining the Nova faculty, Dale spent time in private law practice in Phoenix and was executive director of the Youth Law Center in San Francisco after serving as attorney in charge of the Special Litigation Unit of the Juvenile Rights Division of the Legal Aid Society of the City of New York. He has been a practicing lawyer specializing in civil rights litigation for 40 years. He is admitted to practice in the states of Arizona, Florida, New Mexico and New York as well as before the United States Supreme Court and numerous federal appellate and district courts.

Professor Dale teaches in National Institute for Trial Advocacy programs in both public and in-house settings. He also focuses on NITA programs concerning children including trainings held in Denver, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Boston, Utah, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Illinois, New Jersey, New Mexico, Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania, New York at Hofstra University and Houston at the University of Houston. For the past 24 years he has been program director for the NITA Florida Deposition Program. In 2009 Professor Dale received the Robert Oliphant Award from NITA for his service to the organization. An active litigator himself, he has been a consultant to federal and state agencies on civil rights issues and to law firms on litigation matters.

Professor Dale is the author of more than 75 articles focusing primarily on juvenile and children's law topics. He is also the author of the two volume text Representing the Child Client, published by Matthew Bender Co. He speaks regularly to professional groups on children’s law and litigation topics.

Kathleen Hallisey is a US attorney and UK solicitor specializing in civil litigation. She has extensive experience in employment and personal injury litigation and has acted on behalf of clients facing sex and age discrimination as well as sexual harassment in both the US and UK. She has represented members of the largest trade union in Britain and Ireland and has negotiated valuable settlements for victims of catastrophic and fatal injuries. Prior to moving to the UK, she worked as a civil trial attorney in New York. She holds a B.A. in Urban Studies and Spanish Literature from Fordham University and a J.D. from Touro Law School. She is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and New York and is a solicitor of England and Wales.

Carol Henderson
Professor of Law
Stetson University College of Law

Carol Henderson is the founding director of the National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law (NCSTL) and a Professor of Law at Stetson University College of Law. Professor Henderson has planned and managed the NCSTL's development since 2002. The NCSTL provides the only comprehensive, searchable database of science, technology and law in the world ( with more than one million hits from 170 countries and more than 142,300 data entries. NCSTL received the 2010 August Vollmer Excellence in Forensic Science Award for Innovation in Forensic Technology from the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Recognized as an international authority on forensic science and law, Professor Henderson has presented more than 275 lectures and workshops to thousands of forensic scientists, attorneys, judges, law enforcement and military personnel worldwide on the topics of scientific evidence, courtroom testimony, and professional responsibility. She has lectured in Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Portugal, Scotland, Spain and Taiwan, as well as the United States.

Professor Henderson has more than sixty publications on scientific evidence, law and ethics. She edited the Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine (2005), which received the Minty Prize from the British Medical Association. She co-edited The Future of Evidence: How Science & Technology Will Change the Practice of Law published by the American Bar Association (ABA) in 2011. The 5th edition of Scientific Evidence in Civil and Criminal Cases, which she co-authored, was published in 2008 and the supplement was published in 2009. Her most recent book Scientific Review: Admissibility and Use of Expert Evidence in the Courtroom, Monograph No.9. was published by the American Bar Association in 2013.

She served as the President of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (2008-2009) and as Chair of the Scientific Evidence Committee of the American Bar Association's Science and Technology Law Section. Professor Henderson also served on the Forensic Committee of the International Association of Chiefs of Police for six years. She is the Co-Chair of the Life & Physical Sciences Division of the American Bar Association’s Science & Technology Law Section. She also served on the International Scientific Committee for the 20th International Association of Forensic Sciences (IAFS) meeting held in Seoul, Korea, in October 2014; the AAFS International Affairs Committee and the AAFS Think Tank which keeps abreast of new technology developments and their impact on the forensic science community. She served on the Journal of Forensic Sciences editorial board from 2003 to 2012 and on scientific and technical working groups for the National Institute of Justice.

Professor Henderson has appeared in both the popular and professional media, including National Public Radio, Fox News, CBS “48 Hours,” The John Walsh Show, Montel, TruTV, Court TV, the American Bar Association Journal and Lawyers Weekly USA. She testified before Congress regarding the National Academy of Sciences report on Forensic Science.

Professor Henderson received her B.A. from the University of Florida and her J.D. from George Washington University in 1980. Prior to receiving her J.D. she worked for the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the Department of Justice Criminal Division. She began her legal career as an Assistant United States Attorney in Washington, D.C.

Simone Higgins is a senior solicitor at the Government Legal Service (UK). She has taught business, commercial, human rights and EU law at a number of leading academic institutions, including the University of Hertfordshire, London Metropolitan University and BPP law School.  She has also worked as a foreign law consultant for a law firm in New York, where she provided legal and lecturing services to the firm’s business client in UK company and competition law. She has also written a number of legal articles on the business aspects of the European Convention on Human Rights, EU law and Caricom (the Caribbean version of the EU).

Kandice Horsey
Adjunct Professor, Internship Director, Director of Program Operations
Stetson University College of Law Autumn in London Program

Kandice Horsey is an adjunct professor in Stetson’s Autumn in London Program teaching Comparative Criminal Trial Advocacy and Miscarriages of Justice, as well as the director of Program Operations and internship director. Outside of Stetson’s program, Horsey is currently a tutor (or Small Group Instructor) for BPP Law School; teaching Crime and Skills on the Legal Practice Course (LPC). Previously, she was a part-time visiting lecturer teaching advocacy at the University of Hertfordshire School of Law. Additionally, she is still a practicing (part-time) criminal Solicitor Advocate with Higher Rights of Audience. Prior to moving to London, Horsey served as an assistant district attorney in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and an Assistant State’s Attorney in Prince George’s County, Maryland. She has a B.A. in Economics from the University of Maryland- College Park, a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, and a LL.M. in Trial Advocacy from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law.

Patrick Longan
William Augustus Bootle Chair in Professionalism and Ethics
Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law

Professor Longan is a nationally recognized leader in the field of legal ethics and professionalism. Among other positions he holds, Professor Longan is the director of the Mercer Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism and a member of the Georgia Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism and the Advisory Board for the National Institute for Teaching Ethics and Professionalism. He also is a member of the State Bar of Georgia's Formal Advisory Opinion Board and its Disciplinary Rules and Procedures Committee.

Professor Longan teaches Mercer's first year course on professionalism, the upper-level Law of Lawyering course, Jurisdiction and Judgments and Judicial Field Placement. He received the 2005 National Award for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching Professionalism from the Conference of Chief Justices, the ABA Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility, and the Burge Endowment for Legal Ethics. In his academic career, Professor Longan has also taught at Stetson University, the University of Florida, Southern Methodist University, the Charleston School of Law, John Marshall (Atlanta) Law School, and Georgia State University School of Law. Before entering law teaching, Professor Longan served as a law clerk to Senior United States District Judge Bernard M. Decker in Chicago and practiced law with the firm of Andrews &Kurth in Dallas, Texas.

Marc Mason
MSc, GDL, Barrister

Marc Mason has held a number of academic posts at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (London), University College London, and the University of Westminster. His research has been in the areas of mediation, legal aid and the legal profession. He has also taught in these fields and in the fields of public law, empirical research skills, and child protection. He has practiced as a family law barrister, and is a lecturer and barrister at the University of Westminster.

Lisa Webley is professor of Empirical Legal Studies at the University of Westminster School of Law and senior research fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London. She teaches on undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered by Westminster Law School including constitutional and administrative law, family law, child protection, and 21st century law practice. She teaches occasional classes on dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration. She is a Ph.D. supervisor at Westminster, as well as a dissertation supervisor for LLB and LL.M. students. She is course director and principal teacher on the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies two-week intensive Introduction to Legal Research Methods course for MPhil/Ph.D. students. She is co-author of Complete Public Law TCM (with Harriet Samuels) and sole author of Legal Writing. Webley is faculty research director for the faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, a member of the Law Society of England and Wales Equality and Diversity Committee, and the Civil Mediation Council. Her research interests include diversity in the legal profession, access to justice and ADR, new modes of legal service delivery and legal education and legal ethics.