Dr. Nevi Agapiou holds a PhD, an LLM in International Commercial Law and an LLB (Hons) from the University of Leicester, UK. She also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Professional and Legal Skills from the Inns of Court School of Law (now the City Law School, London, UK) after successfully completing the Bar Vocational Course (now the Bar Professional Training Course). Nevi was called to the Bar in England and Wales (Lincoln’s Inn) and later qualified as an Advocate in Cyprus practising law before turning to academia. Nevi’s research interests lie in the areas of international commercial law, in particular international sale of goods and alternative dispute resolution methods. She is also particularly interested and conducts research in English Contract, Commercial and Consumer law as well as Comparative law. She teaches all of the aforementioned subjects on the LLB and LLM programmes of the University of Central Lancashire Cyprus where she is a Lecturer of International Commercial Law and Dispute Resolution in the School of Law. She has presented her work in academic and professional conferences in the UK and is the coach of the UCLan Cyprus team competing in the annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna, Austria where she also acts as Arbitrator. Nevi is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Cyprus Chapter of the European Court of Arbitration and the Secretary of the non-profit organisation ICLAIM (Interdisciplinary Centre for Law, Alternative and Innovative Methods), which is used as a social enterprise vehicle for social and community projects having an impact on the society (see www.iclaimcentre.org
). Through ICLAIM, Nevi has been able to focus on EU and Cyprus Consumer Law not only in terms of research but through an innovative and enterprising project which in May 2018 saw ICLAIM become an ADR Entity for Consumer Disputes approved by the Cyprus Consumer Protection Authority under section 22 of the Alternative Dispute Resolution for Consumer Disputes Law of 2017 (L.85(I)/2017) which transposed Directive 2013/11/EU into the national legal order.