Ken Platten

Ken Platten

Part-time Tutor and Lecturer

Faculty of Business, Law and Politics

+44 (0) 1482 466550

Ken is a solicitor of the Supreme Court and a part-time lecturer and tutor at the University of Hull.He was born and raised in Hull and is a graduate of the University with an Honours Degree in Law. He also has a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice

from Nottingham Trent University.

Ken has been in legal practice in the Hull area for more than 30 years and has experience in most areas of law including criminal, family, probate, civil, personal injury and employment.

He has wide experience in advocacy and has represented clients in courts and tribunals throughout England.


Research Interests

  • Employment law


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list


  • Law of Trusts
  • Criminal Law
  • Tort Law
  • Employment Law
  • Law Clinic

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • LLB Hons (Hull)
  • PG Diploma in Legal Practice (Nott Trent)
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court

External roles

  • Involved in setting up and running law clinics for a number of years on some of the larger estates surrounding Hull
  • Assisted in the setting up and running of the Legal Advice Centre at the University.
  • Honorary legal adviser to various local charities and regeneration programmes
  • Previously, sub-editor of an online web site for employment law specialists
  • Consultant in employment law to the human resources departments of several national and multi-national companies

Professional highlights

Successfully represented BP and other oil/chemical companies in major commercial disputes In tribunals and appeal courts.