MEET YOUR FACULTY AT CHESTER


 

Carol Draycott

Campus Dean

Carol qualified as a solicitor in 1987 and specialised in Litigation and Family law. She joined The University of Law in 1990 as a tutor and gained a PGCHE in 2001; became a Deputy Director in 2006 and in 2008 became an Associate Professor. In 2010 Carol became Campus Dean in Chester. In 2016 Carol became of Head of Working with Others, whilst retaining her role as Campus Dean. Carol supervises Tort on the i-GDL and Personal Injury on the i-LPC.

Carol.Draycott@law.ac.uk

Stuart Bladen

LPC Programme & Student Lead

Stuart worked in Private Practice until he joined Birmingham City University to set up the new LPC. He became Course Director of the Legal Practice Course in 1997 and joined The University of Law Birmingham in 2001 as the Deputy Director of Vocational. He became Head of Students at Chester and from 2015 has been LPC Programme & Student Lead. He has also taught Property Law. Private Client, Wills, Solicitors’ Accounts and Personal Injury on the LPC and Tort on the GDL.

Stuart.Bladen@law.ac.uk

Susan Evans

i-LLB Programme & Student Lead

Susan has been involved in the design and delivery of legal education courses for over 20 years, having qualified as a solicitor in 1988. Her main areas of expertise are Criminal and Employment law. Sue sat as a fee-paid judge at the Employment Tribunal from 2010 to 2014 and is regularly involved in the design and delivery of new and innovative courses. She is looking forward to providing tutor support to you as you begin your studies.

Susan.Evans@law.ac.uk

Katie Giles

GDL/i-GDL Programme & Student Lead

Prior to working at The University of Law Katie was a Commercial Litigator, specialising in Property Litigation at both DLA Piper and Brabner's Liverpool offices. She worked in the Real Estate and Litigation Departments. Katie joined ULaw as a tutor in 2010 and she currently teaches Property Law and Practice and Immigration Law on the LPC as well as Law In Action, EU and Tort on both the GDL and LLB.

Katie.Giles@law.ac.uk

Liz Jones

LLB Programme & Student Lead

Liz completed her training contract at DLA Piper, where she worked in contract and company disputes, banking and finance litigation and judicial review claims, and spent time on secondment in Milan. She teaches Business Law and Practice and Commercial Law on the LPC, Public Law and Law of Organisations on the GDL and Transactions, Law in Action and Public Law on the LLB. As the University-wide Business Law and Practice module lead, she designs materials for the course.

Liz.Jones@law.ac.uk

Richard Haggett

National Programmes Director for Online Learning

Richard joined ULaw in 2002, having qualified as a solicitor in 1999. He specialised in professional negligence, commercial litigation, charity litigation, intellectual property disputes and international arbitration. Richard has designed, delivered and managed postgraduate courses in a vast number of legal areas. As well as providing tutor support, he will regularly be in contact with you to take feedback on our online learning experience.

Richard.Haggett@law.ac.uk 

Joy Holland

Programme Administrator

Before joining The University of Law Joy spent 10 years at Cardiff University Business School. She joined the Chester Campus Student Services Team in 2001, moving to the online Programmes Team in February 2016. Joy is the administrator for the online i-LLB, i-LLM and ICA MSc programmes and is here to provide you with administrative support throughout your studies.

Management-LLM@law.ac.uk | ICAMSc@law.ac.uk | i-LLB@law.ac.uk

Ceri Evans

Head of Apprenticeships

Ceri Evans is a solicitor who qualified in 1998 and worked in private practice specialising in Corporate Environmental Law. She started her academic career in 1991 as a lecturer at De Montfort University having studied for her Masters in International Law at Nottingham University. In 1997 she published her first book ‘Derelict Land and Brownfield Regeneration’. Ceri joined The University of Law in 2003 as a tutor teaching Business, European and Public law.

Ceri.Evans@law.ac.uk

Alyson Jones

Academic Manager

Alyson Jones is a solicitor who worked in Private Practice specialising in Civil Litigation and Family Law. Alyson joined The University of Law in 1993, teaching Civil and Criminal Litigation, Commercial Litigation and Crime. She became a Senior Tutor in 1997, leading the Litigation team from 2008. In 2012, Alyson became LLB Course Leader, introducting the course in Chester. In 2015 she became Academic Manager. She has also sat as a Lay Magistrate and a charity Trustee.

Alyson.Jones@law.ac.uk

Heidi Brimage

Senior Tutor

Heidi Brimage studied at Warwick University and completed her CPE and LPC at ULaw in 1996. She trained with Weightmans in Liverpool and practised as a commercial property solicitor. She joined ULaw in 2006, teaching Land Law, Contract Law, Real Estate & Advanced Real Estate Law and Practice, Planning & Environmental Law. Heidi supervises various i-programmes, sits on the Health & Safety Committee and is a Governor of Huntington CP School.

Heidi.Brimage@law.ac.uk

Anne Dyne

Senior Tutor

Anne qualified as a solicitor in 1987 and joined the Crown Prosecution Service in Merseyside where she trained as a Youth Court Specialist. She became a Senior Crown Prosecutor in 1990, working cases at both the Crown and Magistrates’ Courts. Anne joined ULaw in 2001 and teaches Dispute Resolution and Advanced Criminal Practice on the LPC, Crime and Ethics on the GDL and primarily Crime on the LLB. Anne is also a shareholder and company secretary in Dyne Solicitors Ltd.

Anne.Dyne@law.ac.uk

Heather Eadsforth

Senior Tutor

Heather qualified in 1979 and worked in private practice, specialising in Civil Litigation and Family Law. She joined ULaw in 1982, teaching a wide range of subjects. She serves as a Magistrate in the adult court and is also a Family Judge in the Family Court in Liverpool. Heather also has experience as a Lay Manager for a mental hospital in North Wales, all of which has greatly enhanced what she brings to the classroom.

Heather.Eadsforth@law.ac.uk 

Bridget Earlam

Senior Tutor

Bridget Earlam is a solicitor who qualified in 1998, having focused on Property Law, Family Law, Wills and Trusts, Probate and Administration in Practice. She joined The University of Law in 1998 as a tutor, becoming a Senior Tutor in 2002. Bridget is responsible for providing face-to-face tuition on the GDL, LPC MSc/LLM, LLB and Professional Skills courses. Bridget is also a supervisor on the i-GDL (Land Law) and the i-LPC (Property Law and Practice and Employment Law).

Bridget.Earlam@law.ac.uk

Lydia Harrison

Senior Tutor

After qualifying in 1998, Lydia worked in private practice in Manchester, specialising in Employment and Commercial work. She joined ULaw in 2003, teaching Business Law & Practice and Public Law. Lydia later moved to our Manchester Campus where she also taught EU and Commercial Law. After time away, Lydia taught as a Visiting Lecturer and re-joined the Chester Campus in 2017. She supervises Business Law and Practice, Employment Law and Commercial Law on the i-LPC.

Lydia.Harrison@law.ac.uk

Helen Jenks

Senior Tutor

Helen qualified in 1994 and worked in private practice, specialising in Property and Family Law. She joined ULaw in 2003, teaching Property, Family and Equity and gaining a distinction in her PGCHE in 2005. Helen has supervised online students for a number of years, acting as supervisor for GDL Equity and Land students, LPC Family and Property students and LLM Family students. Helen is also a member of Resolution and Chief Examiner for Family Practice at CILEX.

Helen.Jenks@law.ac.uk

Richard Jones

Principal Lecturer

Richard has taught a variety of subjects at ULaw, including Business Law, Wills, Private Client and Taxation, and Practice Skills. He has been involved in course design for the LPC, GDL and Professional Development and was the Head of GDL Equity for 25 years, a post he has recently resumed. He has been the Chester Staff Development Officer and ran the campus' part time LPC as well as being an Associate Professor since 2005.

richard.jones@law.ac.uk

Kate Lambert

Senior Tutor

Kate qualified in 1998 and worked in private practice, specialising in Commercial Property Law, before joining ULaw in 2007 to teach Property Law and Practice, Advanced Property Law and Practice, and Land Law. She gained a PGCHE in 2009 and became a Senior Tutor. In 2015 Kate became Joint Designer of the LPC Reset Real Estate Module and in 2016 she became Joint Module Lead for Real Estate whilst continuing to teach across the LPC, GDL and LLB.

Kate.Lambert@law.ac.uk

Carl Price

Senior Tutor

Carl Price is a solicitor who qualified in 1999 and worked in private practice specialising in Commercial Litigation. Carl joined The University of Law in 2002 as a tutor and continued his areas of practice in the classroom teaching Litigation, Commercial Dispute Resolution and Tort. In 2005 Carl gained a PGCHE and became a Senior Tutor. Carl is the designer and Module Lead for the GDL Tort module.

Carl.Price@law.ac.uk

Tracy Savage

Senior Tutor

Tracy qualified in 1991 and worked in private practice specialising in commercial property. She joined The University of Law in 1993 as a tutor and teaches Property, Business, Commercial, Intellectual Property, Mergers and Acquisitions, Solicitors Accounts and EU Law. Tracy became an Associate Professor in 2013. She has been Head of the Part-time Weekend LPC since 2002, the Part-time Day LPC since 2012 and the Part-time Weekend GDL since 2015.

Tracy.Savage@law.ac.uk

Melissa Scott

Senior Tutor

Melissa Scott qualified as a solicitor in 2005 and worked in private practice, specialising in commercial and private client work. In 2012, Melissa joined the University as a visiting lecturer at the Manchester Campus and now works at our Liverpool and Chester campuses as a Senior Tutor. Melissa is Joint Module Lead for our Business Law and Practice course on the LPC and is Lead Pastoral Tutor at our Liverpool Campus.

Melissa.Scott@law.ac.uk

Alison Smith

Senior Tutor

Alison qualified in 1987 and worked in private practice, specialising in Domestic Conveyancing before joining ULaw in 1987 as a tutor. She was appointed Associate Professor in 2007 and has designed and developed course materials, assessments and manuals. Alison has also held a number of external appointments including a consultant on Consumer Law for BBC Watchdog. Alison has supervised, or otherwise been involved in, the design of many i-programme modules.

Alison.Smith@law.ac.uk

Gill Williams

Senior Tutor

Gill Williams is a solicitor who worked in private practice specialising in Real Estate and private client work. Gill joined The University of Law in 1983 as a tutor and focuses on her areas of practice in the classroom. She was one of the original designers of the Open University Equity and Trusts module and has designed materials for the LPC, GDL and LLB. She is an Associate Professor and a member of the Higher Education Academy.

Gill.Williams@law.ac.uk 

Beverley Brierley

Tutor

Beverley qualified as a solicitor in 1995. She has spent over 20 years as a family law practitioner in Manchester and Cheshire. Beverley started as a Visiting Lecturer in 2008 while still in practice. In addition to Family Law, she teaches Public Law on the GDL and Real Estate on the LPC course as well as supervising online students on the LLB, GDL and LPC. Beverley also continues to practise as a mediator.

Beverley.Brierley@law.ac.uk

Jenny Cummins

Tutor

Jenny qualified as a solicitor in 2012, having studied the LPC at The University of Law’s Chester Campus. After qualifying, Jenny worked in Private Practice with an international law firm, specialising in Professional Negligence and Clinical Negligence. She then joined The University of Law in 2018 as a tutor. Jenny teaches GDL contract law and LPC Commercial Dispute Resolution, as well as supervising online modules.

Jenny.Cummins@law.ac.uk

Paula Fentiman

Tutor

Paula qualified as a solicitor in 1993 and worked in private practice for over 20 years, specialising in Family Law. In 2017 Paula obtained a postgraduate teaching qualification at Liverpool Hope University and taught A Level law before joining ULaw as a tutor in 2018. Paula teaches across the GDL, LPC and LLB as well as supervising online students. Her primary subjects are Family Law, Litigation and Immigration Law.

Paula.Fentiman@law.ac.uk

Sarah Hayes

Tutor

Sarah worked in private practice for ten years, specialising in Family Law and was mentioned in the Legal 500 twice for her work. Sarah sat on the Resolution and the national Domestic Abuse Committees. She was previously a tutor for CILEx, delivering family law and practice programmes. Sarah primarily teaches Litigation, Crimie, Human Rights and Family on the LLB, GDL and LPC, and supervises online programmes. She is a trustee and director of Tomorrows Women Wirral.

Sarah.Hayes@law.ac.uk

Raury Mason

Tutor

Raury qualified as a solicitor in 2005, having studied the LPC at The University of Law’s Chester Campus. He was a Commercial and Property Litigation specialist, handling complex disputes in the First Tier Tribunal Property Chamber, County Court, High Court and Court of Appeal. Before joining ULaw, Raury was Head of Debt Recovery at a large law firm in Manchester. Raury joined ULaw in 2017 and teaches business law subjects on the LLB, GDL and LPC.

Raury.Mason@law.ac.uk

Peter Mellody

Tutor

Peter qualified as a solicitor in 2003, having studied the GDL at The University of Law’s Chester Campus. Peter worked in private practice for over 15 years, in which time he worked in Employment law and Commercial Litigation before specialising in Personal Injury where he managed several departments in mid-tear law firms. Peter joined The University of Law in 2017 and now primarily teaches EU Law and Litigation subjects to the University’s LLB, GDL and LPC.

Peter.Mellody@law.ac.uk

Tony Morgan

Tutor

Tony Morgan is a solicitor who qualified in 1986 and worked in practice as a local government solicitor for a short time. He joined The University of Law in 1987. Tony’s main teaching subjects are the core subject of Business Finance, Public Companies and Banking, and Debt Finance electives on the LPC. He also teaches Contract and the Law of Organisations on the LLB and Contract on the GDL.

Tony.Morgan@law.ac.uk

Sarah Roberts

Tutor

Sarah qualified in 2009, having studied the LPC at The University of Law’s Chester Campus. She worked in private practice, specialising in Personal Injury and trained at a specialist Personal Injury firm before moving to Weightmans in Liverpool. Sarah joined ULaw in 2018, where she currently teaches Business Law Practice, Law and Business, Solicitors Accounts, Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence on the LPC. Sarah also supervises various online courses.

Sarah.Roberts@law.ac.uk

David Battersby

Virtual Centre Librarian

David was awarded a Master’s in Information and Library Management from the University of Northumbria in 2005. He has been with The University of Law since September 1999 and is now the longest serving member of staff in library services across the University. David is the first point of contact for all online student queries relating to the library services offered via ELITE, including accessing and using the online legal research databases.

David.Battersby@law.ac.uk