Kingsley is a qualified legal practitioner and experienced law lecturer with extensive practice and teaching experience with public and private law. With several years of experience working in UK Higher Education, Kingsley has achieved recognition as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). Kingsley is currently a Lecturer-in-Law at the Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice, Department of Law and Criminology at Sheffield Hallam University, and an External PhD supervisor at the School of Law, University of Sheffield. Previously, Kingsley worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at The University of Sheffield; sat severally as Judge for the UK National Student Negotiation Competition organised by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR); and held a Visiting Lecturer (VL) position at the University of Law.
Kingsley obtained his first degree – Bachelor of Laws (LLB) – from the University of Jos. Upon completing the Bar Qualification Course at the Nigerian Law School in 2012, Kingsley was admitted to the Nigerian Bar to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court. Afterwards, Kingsley enrolled for and received a Master’s Degree in International Commercial Law and Practice (LLM) in 2016 from the University of Sheffield; and obtained a Doctorate (PhD in Law) in 2020 also from the University of Sheffield.
Research and Teaching
Kingsley has extensive research experience on the intersection of law and technology. In fulfilment of the requirements of his LLB in 2011, Kingsley critically examined the ‘Regulation of ICT in Nigeria.’ For his LLM, he critically appraised the legal framework for electronic money (e-money) in the UK. He previously examined the ‘Regulation of ICT in Nigeria’. His PhD evaluated the viability of cryptocurrencies within the legal regime for electronic payments in English law. He continues to explore themes around law and technology – especially in relation to artificial intelligence (AI), cryptocurrencies, big-data and digital rights.