Klearchos A. Kyriakides is an Assistant Professor of Law at the Cyprus Campus of the University of Central Lancashire. He is also the Director of the Rule of Law Programme of the European Rim Policy and Investment Council, a think tank based in Larnaca. He specialises in Public Law although he has an interest in a number of other subject areas as well.
Having qualified as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 2003, Klearchos practised Law in West London until 2007. Since then, he has been a non-practising Solicitor, an ordinary member of the Law Society of England and Wales and an Executive Committee Member of the West London Law Society. From 2010 until 2011, Klearchos served as President of the West London Law Society. From 2006 until 2013, he served on the Executive Council of the Hertfordshire Law Society. From 2007 until 2013, he served on the Learning and Development Sub-Committee of the Hertfordshire Family Justice Board.
The academic career of Klearchos began in 1995 when, for twelve months, he held a Research Fellowship at the erstwhile Royal Air Force Staff College in Bracknell, Berkshire. From 1997 until 1998, he served as an Independent Academic Member of the Chief of the Air Staff's Air Power Workshop. From 1996 until 2009, he was an occasional visiting guest lecturer and course director on strategic studies courses organised for H.M. Forces by the Institute of Continuing Education at Madingley Hall, part of the University of Cambridge. From 2002 until 2015, Klearchos was based in the School of Law of the University of Hertfordshire, latterly as a Senior Lecturer.
Klearchos holds an LLB Hons (Law & Politics) Degree from the University of Birmingham, an MPhil (International Relations) Degree together with a PhD (History) Degree from the University of Cambridge and a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the University of Westminster.