Klearchos A. Kyriakides 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.
Since completing his studies, Klearchos has been an active member of the legal profession, as well as academia.
In relation to the legal profession, Klearchos qualified as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 2003. Thereafter, until 2007, he practised Law in private practice in London. Since 2007, he has been a non-practising Solicitor and an ordinary member of the Law Society of England and Wales.
For more than a decade, Klearchos has served on the Executive Committee Member of the West London Law Society; he also led the Society as its elected President from 2010 until 2011. From 2006 until 2013, Klearchos 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.
As regards the academic career of Klearchos, this 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 worked in the School of Law of the University of Hertfordshire, latterly as a senior lecturer teaching on various LLB and LPC modules.
Since 2015, Klearchos has been an assistant professor in the School of Law of the Cyprus Campus of the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). At UCLan, Klearchos teaches on a number of modules primarily relating to the English Legal System, Professional Skills and Public Law.
Away from UCLan, Klearchos directs the Rule of Law Programme of the European Rim Policy and Investment Council, a think tank based in Larnaca.
Klearchos is the author of a number of articles and other publications on a diverse array of subjects, which reflect his cross-disciplinary education and professional career. These subjects include International Air Law, the Law Officers of the Crown in England and Wales, the Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia and the so-called ‘Cyprus Question’. His research interests also include the themes of justice and injustice as portrayed in the lyrics of the Demotika, Rebetika and Laika genres of Greek music.