Kingsley is a qualified legal practitioner and experienced law lecturer with extensive practice and teaching experience with public and private law. 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 Sheffield University; served severally as Guest Judge for the UK National Student Negotiation Competition organised by Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR); and held a Visiting Lecturer (VL) position at the University of Law. With several years of extensive experience working in UK Higher Education, Kingsley has achieved recognition as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Educational Background

Kingsley obtained his first degree – Bachelor of Laws (LLB)- from the University of Jos. Upon completion of the Bar Qualification Course at the Nigerian Law School in 2012, Kingsley was admitted to the Nigerian Bar to practice as Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court. He thereafter received a Masters Degree in International Commercial Law and Practice (LLM) from the University of Sheffield, and completed his 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 undertook a critical appraisal of the legal framework for electronic money (e-money) in the UK. He previously examined the ‘Regulation of ICT in Nigeria’. His PhD thesis 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.

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