MEET YOUR FACULTY AT LONDON BLOOMSBURY


 

Sandie Gaines

Campus Dean

Sandie has been Dean of the London Bloomsbury Campus since March 2017, having worked at ULaw since 2009. Before joining ULaw Sandie was a practising solicitor for 15 years, specialising in Employment Law. She has worked for a number of “top 100” law firms including Hammonds (now Squire Patton Boggs LLP, DMH Stallard and asb-law). Sandie holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice and is currently completing a Master's in Education with the Open University.

Sandie.Gaines@law.ac.uk

Len South

Head of Tutors

Len studied for the CPE and Law Society Finals at ULaw in London, and became a criminal defence lawyer before founding his own firm in 1990. In 2006 Len moved into legal education at ULaw and is now Head of Tutors and an Academic Manager who teaches criminal law and tort on both the LLB and GDL, in addition to Advocacy and Communication Skills on the LPC.

Len.South@law.ac.uk

Nick Ross

Academic Manager and Associate Professor

Nick graduated with first class honours in Law and then completed the Law Society Finals at ULaw in London. He trained as a solicitor and specialised in criminal law assisting his clients in areas including fraud, robbery and murder. He moved into legal education in 2001 and now teaches on the LLB. Nick's particular research interests are in contract and commercial law and he recently completed an LLM in International Business Law at City University.

Nicholas.Ross@law.ac.uk

Sarah Corbett

Academic Manager

Sarah Corbett graduated in Social and Political Sciences from Cambridge University. After passing the GDL and LPC with Distinction, she practised as a criminal defence solicitor for over eight years. She is currently a criminal defence barrister at 1 Pump Court. She has a MA in Higher and Professional Education and a LLM in Legal Practice, both with Distinction, and is studying part-time for a PhD in law. Sarah was made Associate Professor in 2016.

Sarah.Corbett@law.ac.uk

Dan Burdge

Acedemic Manager & Senior Tutor

Dan is a Senior Tutor and Academic Manager at ULaw's London Bloomsbury Campus. He has a BA Hons in Law and Accounting & Finance from the University of Kent and studied the LPC part-time at ULaw. Following his studies, Dan qualified as a solicitor before moving into legal education. He now teaches Real Estate, Advanced Real Estate and Private Client on the LPC, as well as Equity and Trusts on the Graduate Diploma in Law and Real Estate on the LLB.

Daniel.Burdge@law.ac.uk

Steve Illingworth

Programme & Student Lead

Steve graduated in Law from King’s College, London before qualifying as both a solicitor and barrister. As a solicitor, Steve was a partner in a firm specialising in legal aid, before he transferred to the Bar to practise criminal defence work for 10 years. Steve is a very experienced BPTC tutor, and set up ULaw’s award winning pro bono BPTC Tribunal Representation Service - the forerunner to ULaw’s Trainee Litigation Programme and BPTC LLM course.

Stephen.Illingworth@law.ac.uk

Jennifer Schmidt-Petersen

Programme Lead & Tutor

Jennifer has a BSc combined (hon) in Psychology with Criminology and Master's Degrees in Forensic Psychology and Investigative Psychology. She has previously served in the Metropolitan Police Service as a Police Constable and has successfully passed the National Investigators Exam (NIE). As an academic, Jennifer has extensive experience of teaching in Higher Education across Criminology and Psychology modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and has successfully published in the area of terrorism and counterterrorism.

Jennifer.Schmidt-Petersen@law.ac.uk

Jan McEwen

iMode LPC Programme & Student Lead

Jan graduated with a BA (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Durham before converting to law at ULaw in Guildford. She was admitted as a solicitor in 1996 and specialised in Commercial Property before moving into legal education. Jan teaches a range of subjects on the LPC and LLB courses. Jan has a particular interest in technology-supported education and has recently completed a PgCert in Learning Technologies at the University of Leicester.

Jan.McEwen@law.ac.uk

Deborah Crowley

Associate Professor

Deborah has a LL.B (Hons) in Law from the University of Southampton and studied at ULaw in Bloomsbury for her LPC. She trained and qualified as a solicitor at a regional law firm in Kent where she specialised in commercial property. Deborah has taught at the University of Law since 2007 and is Course Leader for the Bloomsbury MA in Law students. She teaches Real Estate on the LPC and Equity and Trusts on the LL.B, GDL and MA. Outside of the University, Deborah is Chair of the Education and Training Sub-Committee at the Westminster and Holborn Law Society.

Deborah.Crowley@law.ac.uk

Peter Goodchild

Associate Professor

Peter Goodchild is an Associate Professor, and Programme & Student Lead for the GDL and MA Law at ULaw's Bloomsbury Campus. He studied PPE at St. Anne’s Oxford, before converting to law at ULaw. He trained at Slaughter & May, and practised in Tech and IP Law. Peter returned to ULaw in 2000 as a tutor and now teaches on the GDL, MA Law, LL.B and LPC. Peter is also the co-author of Legal Systems & Skills (OUP).

Peter.Goodchild@law.ac.uk

Coral Hill

Associate Professor

Coral initially worked as a litigator in the London offices of Hempsons and Penningtons Manches. She is a member of the International Committee of Westminster & Holborn Law Society. Coral holds a number of external positions including academic advisor for the Judicial College (responsible for the training of the UK judiciary) and trustee for a charity, Cybercare. She has been active in addressing equality issues within the legal profession and is a member of The Law Society Council Membership Committee.

Coral.Hill@law.ac.uk

Judy Embley

Associate Professor

Judith is an Associate Professor at ULaw's Bloomsbury Campus. She qualified as a solicitor in 1980, practising in a law firm and began teaching in 1999. Having joined the ULaw in 2001, she is now the Module Lead for the LPC Commercial Law and Practice module, and for the LLB Transactions Module. She is joint author of Legal Systems and Skills, published by Oxford University Press and Commercial and Intellectual Property Law and Practice and Legal Foundations.

Judith.Embley@law.ac.uk

Olaposi Olatubosun

Senior Lecturer in Business and Management

Prior to his academic career, Posi worked in local and international accounting and banking practice, and he is now a fellow member of the ACCA. He completed his PhD in Accounting and Financial Management at the University of Sheffield. Posi's teaching interests include taxation, financial management and auditing and his research interests include responsible investment, institutional asset ownership and shareholder activism in corporate governance.

Olaposi.Olatubosun@law.ac.uk

Syed Muhammad

Senior Lecturer

Syed is an MBA from Bradford University School of Management, and completed his GDL at Middlesex University London. He is a member of Academy of Marketing, British Academy of Management, Chartered Management Institute and Association of Masters of Business Administration. His research interests revolve around Big Data Digital Footprint, Social Media Marketing, Technology Use, Adoption, Privacy and Security. His recent research interest includes customers’ big data digital footprint generation on social media which appeared in academic journal of Information Systems Frontiers.

Syed.Muhammad@law.ac.uk

Anitra Hussain

Senior Lecturer

Anitra is a part-time senior lecturer and part-time District Judge who presides over cases concerning civil litigation, human rights and tortious claims. Having studied international human rights at the University of Oxford and the London School of Economics, Anitra practised human rights law and immigration law at the Bar before entering academia. Many of her cases involved constructing submissions based on the European Convention of Human Rights. Anitra has taught civil litigation and judicial review on the BPTC at ULaw.

Anitra.Hussain@law.ac.uk

Sue Chance

Senior Lecturer

Sue Chance is a senior lecturer at the London Bloomsbury Centre. Sue has an LLB (Hons) in Law from Nottingham Law School and studied for the Law Society Finals at ULaw in Guildford. She trained and qualified as a solicitor at Pritchard, Englefield and Tobin and worked in commercial property until she moved into legal education. Sue teaches property based subjects, so currently teaches Land Law (Team Leader) on the GDL and Real Estate on the LPC.

Sue.Chance@law.ac.uk

Chris Hooley

Senior Tutor

Chris Hooley is a Senior Tutor at ULaw's Bloomsbury Campus, who has a BA (Hons) in Law from the University of Durham and studied for the LPC at ULaw. He trained as a solicitor at Linklaters and qualified into the Real Estate team there, working on a range of commercial property transactions before moving into legal education. Chris teaches Real Estate and Intellectual Property on the LPC, Land Law on the GDL course and Land Law and Transactions on the LLB.

Chris.Hooley@law.ac.uk

Alison Bicknell

Senior Tutor

Alison has a BA (Hons) in Theatre from Smith College (USA). She studied the CPE and LPC at London Guildhall University. She qualified as a solicitor with West End firm Rochman Landau and worked as a private client/property lawyer until she moved into legal education. Alison teaches Family, Equity & Trusts and elements of Law in Action (Individuals) on the LLB. She also teaches Equity & Trusts on the GDL as well as Real Estate Law & Practice on the LPC.

Alison.Bicknell@law.ac.uk

Aurora Martinez

Senior Tutor

Aurora has an LLB Hons from Queen Mary University, London. She studied for the Law Society Finals at The University of Law then trained and qualified as a solicitor and headed the conveyancing department in a small but thriving local firm until moving into legal education. Aurora is a former Course Head of the GDL and Head of Tutors at ULaw's London Bloomsbury. She presently teaches on the LLB and GDL at London Bloomsbury, and is Course Head of the LLB.

Aurora.Martinez@law.ac.uk

Clive Bishop

Clive Bishop

Senior Tutor

Clive is a solicitor and a Senior Tutor at ULaw's Bloomsbury Campus with a LLB from University College, London. He studied for the LPC at ULaw, qualified as a solicitor, and practised in the field of civil litigation. Clive teaches a range of subjects in the company/commercial area, including Business Law & Practice (LPC), Contract Law (GDL, LLB), Transactions (LLB), Commercial Law & Practice (LPC) and Intellectual Property Law & Practice (LPC).

Clive.Bishop@law.ac.uk

Elizabeth Ajai-Ajagbe

Senior Tutor

Elizabeth qualified as a solicitor in 1988 in a central London firm on Harley Street W1, Sears Tooth and Co. After four years as an Assistant Solicitor, she set up her own firm. Elizabeth built a thriving practice specialising in Real Estate and has always had a keen interest in helping people fulfil their potential. In 2000, Elizabeth sold her practice and joined ULaw as a tutor. Elizabeth teaches on the LLB, GDL and LPC.

Elizabeth.Ajagbe@law.ac.uk

Nancy Duffield

Senior Tutor

Nancy has a BA (Hons) in Jurisprudence from the University of Oxford. She studied for the Law Society Finals at ULaw. She trained and qualified as a solicitor at Iliffes and worked in family law until she moved into legal education. Nancy teaches and is Module Lead of Public Law on the LLB and GDL. She also teaches Family Law on the LLB, Family Law and Dispute Resolution on the LPC and co-authors Family Law and Practice (CLP).

Nancy.Duffield@law.ac.uk

Valerie Vickery

Senior Tutor

Valerie has an LLB (Hons) in Law from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. She studied the LPC at ULaw's Chester Campus. She trained and qualified as a solicitor in North Wales and worked in Family Law, becoming a member of the Law Society’s Family Law Panel, before until she moved into legal education. Valerie teaches Land and Family on the LLB and on the GDL as well as Real Estate and Family on the LPC.

Valerie.Vickery@law.ac.uk

Christine Taylor

Senior Tutor

Christine is a Senior Tutor at ULaw's Bloomsbury Campus. She studied History at the University of Reading before achieving a Law degree from City of London Polytechnic, where she began teaching. She then studied for a LLM at London School of Economics and completed the LPC. Christine joined ULaw in 2002 and now teaches Contract, Tort and Law in Action on the LLB course, Contract and Tort on the GDL course, and Business Law and Practice and Employment Law on the LPC.

Christine.Taylor@law.ac.uk

Max Alavy

Senior Tutor

Max is a Senior Lecturer at ULaw's Bloomsbury Campus and has a law degree from University College London. He trained at Simmons & Simmons and then specialised in employment law and worked for a number of years as a trade union lawyer at Rowley Ashworth Solicitors (now part of Thompsons Solicitors). Max joined ULaw in 2003 and teaches employment law on the LPC, business law on the LLB and the LPC, as well as tort law on the GDL and the LLB.

Max.Alavy@law.ac.uk

Angela Wright

Senior Tutor

Angela is a Senior Tutor at ULaw's Bloomsbury Campus. She has a degree in English from the University of Sussex, a postgraduate teaching qualification in Higher Education from Sorbonne (Paris IV), and studied for the Common Professional Examination and Law Society Finals at ULaw. She qualified as a solicitor and was a Training Partner before teaching. Angela teaches Law of Organisations on the GDL and Business Law and Mergers and Acquisitions on the LPC together with Law and Business.

Angela.Wright@law.ac.uk

Emma Szelepet

Senior Tutor

Emma holds an MA in Classics from Magdalen College, Oxford. After a time at the British Library and in publishing, she studied law at City University and at ULaw in Bloomsbury. Emma was a commercial litigator for ten years, has completed an MA in Medical Law at King’s College London, and is preparing to embark on PhD studies. At ULaw, she teaches contract law on the LLB and GDL; on the LPC, business law and practice, commercial dispute resolution and international intellectual property.

Emma.Szelepet@law.ac.uk

Frederick Price

Senior Tutor

Frederick is a Senior Lecturer at ULaw's Bloomsbury Campus. He graduated with an MA in History from the University of Edinburgh, and studied for the Common Professional Examination and Law Society Finals at ULaw. He qualified as a solicitor at Reed Smith and worked in shipping, commercial and medical law before moving into education. Frederick teaches Dispute Resolution, Professional Conduct, Legal Writing, and Legal Research on the LPC, EU Law, Ethics and Professional Legal Practice on the GDL, and EU Law on the LLB.

Frederick.Price@law.ac.uk

Sarah Brown

Senior Tutor

Sarah is a Senior Lecturer at ULaw's Bloomsbury Campus, who has an MA in English Language and Literature from the University of Oxford. She studied for the Common Professional Examination and Legal Practice Course at ULaw. She qualified as a solicitor and worked in commercial litigation before moving into education. Sarah teaches Tort Law on the GDL and LLB course, and Employment Law, Solicitors Accounts, Wills & Administration of Estates, Tax Law, Insolvency Law, Business Accounts and Professional Conduct on the LPC.

Sarah.Brown@law.ac.uk

Martin Norris

Senior Tutor

Martin Norris is a senior tutor at the Bloomsbury centre. Martin has an LLB from the University of Warwick. He studied for the Law Society finals at the Chester centre of the University of Law. He qualified as a solicitor at Simmons and Simmons. He taught law at the University of Wales before moving to the London Bloomsbury Centre. He teaches public law, business law and human rights. He is a fellow of the higher education Academy.

Martin.Norris@law.ac.uk

David Capron

Senior Tutor

David Capron is a Senior Tutor at the Bloomsbury Campus. David has a BA (Hons) in History (and MA) from the University of Cambridge. He studied for the Common Professional Examination and Law Society Finals at the former Lancaster Gate campus of the College of Law (now the University of Law). He qualified as a solicitor and worked following qualification at Charles Russell until he moved into legal education. David teaches Business Law and Mergers and Acquisitions on the Legal Practice Course, Contract Law on the Graduate Diploma in Law and MA (Law) courses and on the LLB undergraduate programme he teaches Contract Law and Employment Law. David is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

David.Capron@law.ac.uk

Coral Hill

Senior Tutor

Coral initially worked as a litigator at Hempsons and Penningtons Manches. She is a member of the International Committee of Westminster & Holborn Law Society. Coral holds a number of external positions including academic advisor for the Judicial College (responsible for the training of the UK judiciary). Coral has been active in addressing equality issues within the legal profession and is a member of The Law Society Council Membership Committee.

Coral.Hill@law.ac.uk

Kevin Browne

Associate Professor and Senior Tutor

Kevin has a LLB in Law from Newcastle University and studied for the Law Society Finals at ULaw's Guildford Campus. After qualifying as a solicitor, he worked in litigation before moving into education. Kevin teaches Dispute Resolution and Immigration Law on the LPC, as well as Actions on the LLB. Kevin designs the Immigration Law and Commercial Dispute Resolution electives on the LPC, the LLM in Advanced Dispute Resolution and the Actions module of the LLB.

Kevin.Browne@law.ac.uk

Vanessa Cortis

Senior Tutor

Vanessa Cortis studied Jurisprudence at Oxford University and then completed Law Society Finals at ULaw's Guildford Campus. She then trained as a solicitor in a magic circle firm and after qualifying she specialised in Family law, advising clients on areas including finance and children. Then she moved to legal education and now teaches on many of the University’s programmes and her interests include Family law, Tort, Wills and Taxation.

Vanessa.Cortis@law.ac.uk

Penny Hayhurst

Senior Tutor

Penny Hayhurst graduated with honours in Modern Arabic Studies, spent 3 years in Japan on an Exchange Teaching Programme, and then completed the GDL and LPC at ULaw's Bloomsbury Campus. She trained as a solicitor specialising in Employment Law, assisting corporate clients in all aspects of employment work. Penny started teaching at ULaw in 2003 and has taught for many years on the LPC focusing on Litigation and Employment. She now teaches more predominantly on the GDL and LLB.

Penny.Hayhurst@law.ac.uk

Rachel Stuart

Lecturer (Criminology)

Rachel lectures in criminology at ULaw and has a degree in Criminology and Cultural Studies and an LLM in Criminal Justice and Human rights from the University of Kent. Rachel is a practising criminology researcher and is currently in the final stages of writing a criminology PhD. Her research and teaching interests include the role of drugs in the criminal justice system; gender-related issues and criminalisation; intersectionality; marginalisation; the impact of cyber on crime; urban criminology; green criminology; narrative criminology and zemiology.

Rachel.Stuart@law.ac.uk

Richard Huggins

Academic Manager

Richard has an MA in Critical Theory (University of Reading) and a PhD in Sociology (University of Warwick). He has written extensively on a range of subjects in politics and sociology, and has also published numerous book chapters and journal articles in relation to crime with a specific focus on substance use and misuse. He is a member of the Offender Health Research Network and the Learning Together prison education project.

Richard.Huggins@law.ac.uk

Alessandra Fahy-Spada

Tutor

Alessandra has a degree in Law from the University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy. When she moved to England, she studied for the Common Professional Examination and Legal Practice Course at the London Bloomsbury Centre of the University (then College) of Law. Alessandra was an Associate Lecturer, teaching European Union Law at the Bloomsbury Centre for two years. She then trained and qualified as a solicitor at Withersworldwide LLP, in the Private Client (International) department. Alessandra teaches Equity and Trusts on the Graduate Diploma in Law and on the LLB course, as well as European Union Law.

Hannah Radclyffe

Tutor

After studying at the University of Reading and ULaw, Hannah qualified as a corporate solicitor, and is now a solicitor and tutor at ULaw. As a corporate solicitor, Hannah advised on international mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and corporate finance before working as in-house legal counsel.  Hannah’s experience includes advising on commercial contracts, corporate law, intellectual property, regulatory compliance and consumer law. She continues to practise alongside her teaching at ULaw and currently advises on areas including intellectual property, data protection and commercial law.

Hannah.Radclyffe@law.ac.uk

Sukhveer Kandola

Tutor

Sukhveer was called to the Bar at Inner Temple after passing the BPTC at ULaw's Bloomsbury Campus. She practised as a Barrister at the Crown Prosecution Service appearing in the Crown, Magistrates and Youth Courts, and has a degree in Audiology. Sukhveer joined ULaw in 2017, teaching primarily on the BPTC. She works with The Inns of Court College of Advocacy and The Bar Council to encourage students from disadvantaged and/or underrepresented backgrounds to access the Bar to promote equality, diversity and social mobility in the profession.

Sukhveer.Kandola@law.ac.uk

Lisi Ke

Tutor

Lisi studied public law and human rights and was awarded an MA. Her research focused on concepts of mental capacity in law and how the justice system deals with mentally disordered offenders and litigants in person. She was called to the Bar and undertook a mixed common law pupillage. She was actively involved in the process of recruiting and training pupils, and continues to use these experiences in teaching and organising extra-curricular activities for students at ULaw.

Lisi.Ke@law.ac.uk

Claire Furlong

Tutor

Claire has a degree in Music from Southampton University, and spent 6 years in the Royal Navy, before undertaking a Postgraduate Diploma in Law and the LPC at the University of West of England. She then qualified as a solicitor specialising in criminal defence work, completed an LLM at City University and became a Solicitor Advocate. Claire is a tutor at ULaw on the BPTC, teaching Criminal Litigation, Evidence and Sentencing and Criminal Advocacy but has also taught Advanced Criminal Practice on the LPC.

Claire.Furlong@law.ac.uk

Kevin Farrelly

Tutor

Kevin graduated from Cambridge University before completing the BVC at the Inns of Court School of Law. For 26 years he practiced as a Chancery barrister and his reported Court of Appeal and High Court cases range from residential landlord and tenant, to leasehold enfranchisement to surveyors' professional negligence, to contested probate. Kevin joined ULaw in 2017, principally as a Civil Tutor on the BPTC, where he also teaches the Chancery option.

Kevin.Farrelly@law.ac.uk

Kate Cunningham

Tutor

Kate has an LLB in Law and European Studies and is a dual qualified solicitor, having first qualified in the Republic of Ireland. Kate worked in the Republic of Ireland in the areas of residential and commercial conveyancing, private client and family law. Kate then began contracting in commercial litigation, working for some of the largest city law firms in London. She worked on a number of high profile banking and commercial litigation disputes. She joined ULaw in 2017 and teaches Real Estate.

Kate.Cunningham@law.ac.uk