Trevor Bench-Capon read Philosophy and
Economics at St John's
College Oxford, where he also took a D. Phil.
He worked for 6 years in the Department of
Health and Social Security,
in policy and computer branches before going to Imperial College,
London to research into logic programming applied to legislation.
He was appointed lecturer in Computer Science
at the University of
Liverpool in 1987, Senior Lecturer in 1992, Reader in Computer Science
in 1999, and Professor of Computer Science in 2004. He retired in
September 2012, and is now an Honorary Visiting Professor in the
He remains interested in all aspects of
advanced informatics systems,
particularly their application to law. Current focus is on dialogue and