Led by Campus Dean Carol Draycott, our tutors and professors are dedicated to bringing their real-life experience in practice into the classroom, providing our students with genuine insight into the subject matter. Each of our students are assigned a personal tutor and have regular one-to-one meetings where they can get advice on the course and career aspirations. As regular tutors are based in our campuses they operate an ‘open door’ policy, so students can talk to them whenever they need to.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.