MEET YOUR FACULTY AT BRISTOL
Zoe is the Dean of the Bristol Campus and also manages the delivery of courses in Exeter. She has a BA (Hons) from the University of Cambridge and studied at Nottingham Law School. She practised as a Solicitor and Associate at Burges Salmon before joining The University of Law as a tutor in 2011. She has taught Business Law, Commercial Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Contract Law and Transactions on the LPC, GDL and LLB.
LPC Programme & Student Lead
Hannah was an Associate in the Commercial Team at TLT in Bristol before joining the University in 2010. Hannah has worked for clients with household names on general commercial matters and regularly advised on franchising, intellectual property and data protection. At the University, Hannah is Programme and Student Lead for the LPC and teaches Introduction to Professional Practice, Law and Business, Commercial and Intellectual Property on the LPC.
LLB Programme & Student Lead and Senior Tutor
As well as looking after our LLB students, Rachael teaches Civil and Criminal Dispute Resolution, Actions and Evidence, EU Law, Public Companies, Competition Law and Academic & Professional Skills. She also co-ordinates our Practice Related Activities programme. She lives in Wales and loves walking her dog Ivor and playing her cello in a local orchestra.
GDL Programme Lead and Senior Tutor
After studying Law with French Law at UCL, and training as commercial litigation solicitor in London, Emma now teaches Tort and Ethics (including Legal Method) on the GDL; Dispute Resolution, Commercial Dispute Resolution, Interviewing and Advocacy on the LPC/LLM LPC, and Tort and Actions on the LLB. Emma delivers several Professional Skills Courses to trainee solicitors, including ADR & Mediation, civil drafting and client care.
John has an LLB (Hons) from the University of Southampton and an LLM from the University of Edinburgh. He studied for the Law Society Final Examination at our Guildford campus. He qualified as a solicitor in private practice before becoming a criminal advocate. John teaches Criminal Law on the LLB and GDL; Dispute Resolution, Employment Law and Advanced Criminal Practice on the LPC; Advocacy, Client Care and Professional Standards on the Professional Skills Course.
Alex is a commercial property solicitor. She has worked for Osborne Clarke, BLP and Clyde & Co. She was also the in-house property solicitor for the University of Bristol. She taught at the University of Bristol for a year, before joining ULaw when it opened in 2010. Her main teaching subjects are Land Law, Equity and Actions on the LLB, Land Law and Equity on the GDL, and Real Estate on the LPC. She is the local liaison officer for the central Disability and Learning Support teams.
Sara is a senior Tutor at ULaw, and teaches on the LLB, GDL and LPC courses. Before teaching, Sara was an Employment Lawyer and worked in the Employment teams of several Bristol law firms. Her main teaching subjects are Business Law, Employment Law and Public Law.
Jo Theobald studied Jurisprudence at Oxford University and then qualified as a Solicitor in 1990. She is a tutor with extensive experience of teaching and personal tutoring full-time and part-time students, across the LLB, GDL and LPC, previously in London and Guildford and now at the Bristol campus. She also has experience of teaching first and final year undergraduates as an Associate Tutor at the University of Surrey.
Sadie is a Senior Tutor at the Birmingham campus. Sadie has an LL.B (Hons) degree and successfully completed her Legal Practice Course in 2000. She trained and qualified as a solicitor at Cooke Painter and Shepstone, a small High Street firm in Bristol before moving to Birmingham to join the Crown Prosecution Service as a Senior Crown Prosecutor, where she prosecuted a wide range of criminal cases, until she moved into legal education. Sadie teaches primarily Dispute Resolution and Advanced Criminal Practice on the Legal Practice Course as well as Advocacy and Communication Skills on the Professional Skills Course. She has also taught various subjects on the Graduate Diploma in Law and LL.B programmes. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is the co-ordinator of the Court Visit Programme for the Birmingham campus.
Russell has a first class degree in Law from the University of Cambridge and completed his LLM at the University of British Columbia as a Commonwealth Scholar. Russell now teaches Civil Dispute Resolution on the Legal Practice Course, and Equity and Contract on both the Graduate Diploma in Law and LLB. Russell also runs an annual mooting competition for students who want to see what it is like to be a real-life advocate arguing points of law in the courts.
Aled has a BA (Joint Hons) degree in History /Welsh from the University of Wales and later trained as a solicitor at Cardiff University. After several years in practice, he moved into legal education as a law lecturer at Aberystwyth University. Aled joined the University of Law as a tutor in 2017. He teaches Business Law, Criminal Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property law and Advance Criminal Law on the Legal Practice Course; Criminal Law and Criminal Evidence Law on the LLB.
Susan trained at Eversheds in Birmingham and decided to specialise in commercial property. She then worked at Booth & Co in Leeds, before moving on to one of Australia’s largest law firms. She moved to Bristol in 1995, where she has worked for a number of commercial firms doing commercial property and PFI work. Susan now teaches Land Law on the GDL and LLB, as well as Real Estate and Advanced Real Estate on the LPC.
Matthew undertook his GDL and LPC at the University of Law in London, followed by training with Ashurst. He qualified into the International Finance team there specialising in derivatives and structured finance. Most recently Matthew worked as in-house counsel in the derivatives and documentation team at a global asset manager. Matthew teaches Business Law and Commercial Law on the Legal Practice Course and Contract Law on the Graduate Diploma in Law.