Sarah Pooley

Campus Dean and Associate Professor

Sarah studied for the CPE and Law Society Finals at The University of Law in London. She trained and qualified as a solicitor at Slaughter and May and worked in financial regulation until she moved into legal education. Sarah teaches Ethics and Professional Legal Practice and Equity and Trusts on the GDL as well as Business Law and Debt Finance on the LPC. She is the Chair of the Ethics Committee at ULaw and was made an Associate Professor in 2015.

Margaret Matthews

Campus Manager

Margaret manages the Reading campus of ULaw. She has a BA (Hons) from Royal Holloway, University of London and completed the CPE and LPC at the University of Law in York. Margaret trained and qualified as a solicitor at Eversheds, before practicing as a commercial litigator at Fladgates where she became an Associate. Margaret joined ULaw as a tutor in 2003. She teaches Dispute Resolution and Commercial Dispute Resolution on the LPC and Crime on the GDL.

Anne Rodell

GDL Programme & Student Lead, and Associate Professor

Anne Rodell is the GDL and LLB Programme and Student Lead for the Reading Campus. Anne studied for the CPE and Law Society Finals at the Chancery Lane branch of the University (then College) of Law. She trained and qualified as a solicitor at Linklaters and worked in commercial property. Anne teaches EU Law on the LLB and GDL as well as Real Estate on the LPC. Anne has been involved in course design and was made an Associate Professor in 2010.

Debora Henigan

LPC Programme & Student Lead

Debbie is responsible for the delivery of the LPC across Guildford and Reading. She has an LLB (Hons) from the University of Bristol and completed the Law Society Finals at The University of Law in Guildford. She trained and qualified as a solicitor at Herbert Smith then worked in commercial real estate. Debbie then worked at TWM in Guildford, before joining ULaw as a tutor in 2008. She teaches Real Estate and Advanced Real Estate on the LPC and Land on the LLB and GDL.

Helen Watson

Associate Professor and Academic Manager

Helen is a qualified solicitor with experience in large commercial firm DWF and small high street firms. She has a BSc in Geology with physics from Kings College and, after a career in the oil industry, requalified as a solicitor in 1994. She has drawn on her experiences in business and private client to teach on the LPC, GDL and LLB. Helen contributes to two of the LPC textbooks and designs materials for the Insolvency course.

Helen Carter

Senior Tutor

Helen studied BA Geology at Oxford University and a PGCE at the Westminster Institute of Education. She attained a GDL at City University and BVC at the Inns of Court School of Law. Helen was called to the Bar at Middle Temple in 2007 and now teaches GDL Contract Law, EU law and Ethics, LLB Legal Essentials and LPC Dispute Resolution. She also runs mooting competitions and mock trial events and is on the International Law Book Facility charity committee.

Katherine Wagg

Senior Tutor

Katherine has an LLB (Hons) from Liverpool John Moores University and studied the LPC at The University of Law's Guildford Campus before training and qualifying as a solicitor. Katherine practised in Dispute Resolution in both small and medium sized law firms before making the move to teaching. She teaches Civil and Criminal Litigation and Commercial Law on the LPC and Tort Law on the GDL.

Sarah Hart


Sarah has an LLB (Hons) from Kingston University and obtained a distinction on the LPC at ULaw. She went on to train and qualify at Cowans Solicitors LLP in Surrey, becoming Managing Partner of the firm. Sarah remains in practice on a part-time basis and specialises in Criminal Defence. She also has experience in Housing Law, Family Law and Wills & Probate. Sarah teaches a wide range of subjects on the LPC.

Laura Sears


Laura graduated with a Biomedical Science BSc (Hons) from Kingston University, London. Having changed career course, she then went on to study the GDL at our Bloomsbury Campus and the LPC at our Guildford Campus before training and qualifying as a solicitor. Before moving into legal education, Laura practised in Property and Wills and Probate. Laura now teaches Real Estate on the LPC.

Nick Rogers


Nick graduated from Exeter University and took his CPE and Law Society Finals at ULaw before joining Bird & Bird in London, where he qualified as a solicitor. After six years Nick moved to Southampton; he further developed his career at Lamport Bassitt and BLM, where he was a partner/business owner, managing sizeable teams and client relationships. He joined ULaw to teach Business Law & Practice and Commercial Law on the LPC and Contract Law on the LLB.

Alice Green


Alice graduated from The University of Hull with a 1st Class Law Degree before obtaining a Distinction on the LPC in 2013. She trained and qualified as a solicitor at Blandy & Blandy LLP, specialising in Family Law and representing clients in areas including Divorce, Financial Settlements, Private Children Law, Cohabiting Couples and Prenuptial Agreements. Alice joined ULaw in 2018 and teaches Dispute Resolution and Family Law on the LPC and Criminal Law on the LLB.