CoL appoints heads for Manchester and Chester

The College of Law (CoL) has appointed two new heads to lead its centres in Manchester and Chester.

Former solicitor Richard Haggett has been appointed as head of the school’s Manchester campus and Carol Draycott, who studied at CoL more than 25 years ago, will head its Chester base.

The pair have taken over from Tricia Chatterton, formerly regional director for the North West and now the CoL’s business development director for the North of England.

Haggett has managed the centre since it opened in September 2009 and was formerly the head of the Legal Practice Course (LPC) at CoL’s Chester centre.

He said: “I want the Manchester centre to be a keystone in the legal community of the North West and a byword for the best possible training and development in the region.”

Draycott’s appointment in Chester follows a teaching career with the school that saw her named as associate professor and deputy director of the distance learning LLB law degree.

She said: “We’ve a great and enthusiastic team here and I’m truly looking forward to continuing to build upon the existing success of the centre in Chester.”

The news comes after CoL was named the preferred LPC provider for Bristol-based TLT Solicitors (see story

The move follows CoL’s announcement that it has struck exclusive deals with Bristol heavyweights Beachcroft and Osborne Clarke now that CoL plans to open in the city in September.