Professor Kris Gledhill

Kris was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1989 and has been active  in criminal and public law work (primarily prisoners rights and mental health law) for almost two decades. He appeared in various precedent-setting cases in the Court of Appeal, House of Lords and European Court of Human Rights; he also sat as a Tribunal Judge on mental health cases.


At the same time, Kris maintained an academic career, teaching part-time at various institutions, and writing articles and books. He moved to academic and to New Zealand, where he is now an Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Legal Education at AUT Law School in Auckland; he also teaches short courses at various other universities around the world. His teaching portfolio includes criminal law, commercial criminal law, mental health law, prison law and international human rights law. He is a member of the management committee of the New Zealand Criminal Bar Association.
His recent books include "Human Rights Acts: The Mechanisms Compared" (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2015) and "Defending Mentally Disordered Persons" (LAG, London, 2012). In addition to writing many articles and book chapters, he also edits the Mental Health Law Reports and Prison Law Reports and is the General Editor of the New Zealand Criminal Law Review and the International Journal of Mental Health and Capacity Law. A fuller academic profile can be found by clicking here.