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Led by Campus Dean Sarah Pooley, 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.

Sarah Pooley, Campus Dean & Associate Professor at The University of Law Guildford campus
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.

Carolyn Meynell, Senior Tutor & Academic Manager at The University of Law Guildford campus
Carolyn Meynell
Joint Head of Tutors and Senior Lecturer

Carolyn has a LL.B (Hons) from the University of the West of England. She studied for the Legal Practice Course at the Guildford branch of the University (then College) of Law. She trained and qualified as a solicitor at Fulchers and worked in litigation, including family law. Carolyn then worked for Staffurth & Bray and became a salaried partner. She joined the University in 2001. Carolyn teaches Crime on the Postgraduate Diploma in Law and Crime and Actions on the LL.B. She also teaches Dispute Resolution and Commercial Dispute Resolution on the Legal Practice Course. Carolyn is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Helen Carter, LLB Programme Lead, Bar Liaison Tutor & Associate Professor at ULaw Guildford
Helen Carter
Undergraduate Programmes and Student Lead, Bar Liaison Tutor and Associate Professor

Helen studied BA Geology at Oxford University. She then undertook a PGCE at the Westminster Institute of Education in Oxford before becoming a teacher and senior manager of a large Early Years Centre. After a few years, Helen changed course attaining GDL Distinction at City University and BVC at the Inns of Court School of Law. Helen was called to the Bar at Middle Temple in 2007. Helen now teaches PgDL Contract Law, EU law, LLB Legal Essentials and LPC Dispute Resolution. She is in charge of the Guildford mooting competition and the Crown Court mock trial event. Helen also supports Guildford students who are interested in qualifying as a barrister. She is on the operating committee of the International Law Book Facility charity.

Anne Rodell, GDL Programme & Student Lead and Associate Professor at The University of Law Guildford
Anne Rodell
PgDL and MA Programme and Student Lead and Associate Professor

Anne Rodell is the PgDL and MA Programme and Student Lead for the Guildford Campus. Anne has an MA in History from the University of Cambridge and studied for the Common Professional Examination 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. She then moved into education, studying for a PCGE at the Roehampton Institute and teaching in a number of schools and colleges before joining the teaching staff at the University. Anne teaches EU Law on the LLB and Postgraduate Diploma in Law as well as Real Estate on the Legal Practice Course. Anne has been involved in course design and is co-author of two CLP textbooks. She is also a consultant editor of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Handbook. She was made an Associate Professor in 2010.

Lloyd Gash, Programme and Student Lead (LPC) and Senior Lecturer at The University of Law Guildford campus
Lloyd Gash
Programme and Student Lead (LPC) and Senior Lecturer

Lloyd has LLB (Hons) from the University of Plymouth and an MA in Academic Practice from St Mary's University. He studied the LPC at the University of the West of England, graduating in 2005. He worked as a paralegal in the insurance sector and at IBB Law, before training and qualifying as a solicitor with Blaser Mills LLP in 2008. He worked in Dispute Resolution (Commercial and Civil) until he moved into legal education in 2015. During his time in practice, Lloyd was mentor to the firm's trainee solicitors and part of the Business Development Group. From 2015 to 2021 Lloyd was a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer with St Mary's University, teaching on their LLB and LLM Programmes in the fields of International Trade Law, Insurance Law, Legal Process and Introduction to Legal Practice, Commercial Law and Practical Legal Skills. Lloyd joined The University of Law in 2021 and currently teaches on the LLB, MA and LPC. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Hayleigh Southgate, Course Leader of the LPC Part-time Weekend and Tutor at The University of Law Guildford campus
Hayleigh Southgate
Course Leader of the LPC Part-time Weekend and Tutor

Hayleigh graduated from the University of Southampton with a first class honours in Law before completing her LPC at the University of Law in Guildford. She then went on to complete her training contract at Moore Blatch (now Moore Barlow) and qualified as a solicitor in 2016. When In practice, Hayleigh specialised in corporate and commercial law, with a particular focus on private company mergers and acquisitions and private equity investments. Hayleigh joined the University of Law as a tutor in 2020 and teaches Business Law and Practice and the Mergers and Acquisitions elective on the LPC.

Anne Westcott, Associate Professor at The University of Law Guildford campus
Anne Westcott
Associate Professor

Anne was admitted as a solicitor in March 1991. She spent the first few years of her legal career at Charles Russell, before joining a specialist family and crime practice. Since joining the University she's spent many years at LNTV involved in post qualification training for Solicitors mainly in family and crime but also private client, professional practice and property. She is a qualified family mediator and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Cathryn Glover, Senior Tutor at The University of Law Guildford campus
Cathryn Glover
Senior Tutor

Cathryn Glover is a senior lecturer at the University of Law and has over 20 years' experience in postgraduate legal education. She has taught across a wide range of the University's programmes and currently teaches on the LLB, GDL and LLM LPC. She has a particular interest in dispute resolution, contract law and employment law. In practice she worked as an assistant solicitor in the litigation department of a regional firm.

Sue Hansel, Senior Tutor at The University of Law Guildford campus
Sue Hansel
Senior Tutor

Sue is a Senior Tutor at The University of Law Guildford campus, having started work at the Bloomsbury campus in 1995. Prior to this, she trained and worked as a solicitor at Wilde Sapte (now Dentons) in London, specialising in Property Finance. She teaches Law of Organisations on the LLB as well as Real Estate, Insolvency, Tax, Accounts and Public Companies Law and Practice on the LPC.

Dan O'Boyle, Senior Tutor at The University of Law Guildford campus
Dan O’Boyle
Senior Tutor

Dan has a B.A. (Joint Hons) in History & Politics from the University of Leicester. He studied the CPE at Nottingham Law School part-time whilst working as a Paralegal. He then studied the LPC at the ULaw in Guildford. He trained and qualified as a solicitor at Berryman & Co Solicitors, working in litigation. He joined ULaw in 2003. Dan teaches Public Law on the GDL; Public, Immigration & Employment Law on the LLB, and Dispute Resolution and Immigration Law on the LPC.

Bill Tucker, Senior Tutor at The University of Law Guildford campus
Bill Tucker
Senior Tutor

Bill is a generalist, having worked principally in high street firms following completion of his GDL at the University of Sussex and the LPC at the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice. His prime areas of interest are constitutional, business and employment law. In previous lives he worked as an operations manager in the electronic printing industry, overseas sailing holiday resort manager and a commissioned officer in the army.

Jackie Partner, Senior Tutor & LPC PT Course Leader at The University of Law Guildford campus
Jackie Partner
Senior Tutor

Jackie studied for the LPC at the Guildford Campus of The University of Law. She trained and qualified as a solicitor at Baldocks (now incorporated with Charles Russell) and Butler Sharp & Co. Jackie then worked for AWB Solicitors (now DH Stallard) before joining the University in 2007. Jackie teaches Land on both the GDL and LLB. She also teaches Family, Real Estate and Advanced Real Estate on the LPC. Jackie is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Suzanne Timms, Senior Tutor at The University of Law Guildford campus
Suzanne Timms
Senior Tutor

Suzanne has an LLB (Hons) from the University of Cardiff. She studied for the Law Society Finals at ULaw in Guildford and was admitted as a solicitor in 1989. She trained at Eversheds in London where she worked in Commercial Litigation before moving to DLA Piper’s City office. Suzanne then wrote for a legal publisher before moving into legal education in 2007. Suzanne teaches Dispute Resolution, Commercial and CDR on the LPC, Contract on the GDL and Transactions on the LLB.

Heather Greenwood, Senior Tutor at The University of Law Guildford campus
Heather Greenwood
Senior Tutor

Heather Greenwood is a Senior Tutor at Guildford. She has an LLB (Hons) from the University of Exeter, and studied for the Law Society Finals at the then College of Law, Guildford. She trained and qualified as a solicitor at SJ Berwin & Co, specialising in commercial property. She currently teaches Contract Law and Equity & Trusts on the undergraduate LLB degree course and on the GDL. She has also taught a wide range of subjects on the LPC.

Ruth Rutter, Senior Tutor at The University of Law Guildford campus
Ruth Rutter
Senior Tutor and MA Law Course Leader

Ruth Rutter is a senior tutor at the Guildford Campus. She obtained an LLB (Hons) from the University of Wales then attended the Guildford Campus of ULaw to complete her Law Society Finals. Ruth qualified as a solicitor in 1990 and spent two years working for Clyde & Co. Ruth has specialised in Tort Law and Medical Law & Ethics and was Programme Lead for the LLB. Ruth teaches across all the University programmes.

Sarah Hart, Tutor at The University of Law Guildford campus
Sarah Hart
Senior Tutor and LPC January start Course Leader

Sarah has a LLB (Hons) from Kingston University and obtained a distinction on the LPC at the University (then College) of Law at Guildford. She went on to train and qualify at Cowans Solicitors LLP. More recently she held the position of Managing Partner of the firm. Sarah remains in practice on a part-time basis and specialises in Criminal Defence. As a Tutor at the University, Sarah teaches a wide range of subjects on the LPC.

Chris Howard, Senior Tutor at The University of Law Guildford campus
Chris Howard
Senior Tutor

Chris Howard achieved a BA (Hons) in Theology at Oxford University before taking his PGDL and LPC at the University (then College) of Law in Bloomsbury. He qualified as an Associate Solicitor at City firm Trowers & Hamlins, practising in their award-winning Projects & Construction team, where he acted for public and private sector clients on large-scale development projects. Chris began his academic career in 2006 and was Director of Professional Legal Education at King’s College London before joining the University of Law as a Senior Tutor in September 2021. Chris teaches and lectures on a variety of subjects including Company Law, Law & Business and Land Law, and is a member of the University’s Legal Technology academy. He is also the co-lead of the Academic & Digital Skills module on the LLB. Externally, Chris has served as the Co-Chair of the Academic and Professional Development Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA) and is a member of the IBA’s Future of Legal Services Commission.

Laura Sears, Tutor at The University of Law Guildford campus
Laura Sears
Tutor

Laura is a Tutor at the Guildford campus. Laura has a Biomedical Science BSc (Hons) from Kingston University. Having changed course she then went on to study the Graduate Diploma in Law at our Bloomsbury campus and the Legal Practice Course at the Guildford campus before training and qualifying as a solicitor. Before moving into legal education, Laura practised in Property and Wills & Probate. Laura teaches Real Estate on the Legal Practice Course.

Alice Green, Tutor at The University of Law Guildford campus
Alice Green
Tutor

Alice graduated from The University of Hull with a 1st Class Law Degree. She then undertook a PGCE at Oxford Brookes University. In 2013 she obtained a Distinction on the LPC. She trained and qualified as a solicitor at Blandy & Blandy LLP. Since qualification she has specialised in Family Law, representing clients in a wide variety of areas. Alice joined the University in 2018 and teaches Dispute Resolution and Family Law on the LPC and Criminal Law on the LLB.

Nick Rogers, Tutor at The University of Law Guildford campus
Nick Rogers
Tutor

Nick graduated from Exeter University with an LLB (Hons) and took his CPS and Law Society Finals at the College of Law before joining Bird & Bird in London, where he trained and qualified as a solicitor. Nick then moved to Southampton, where he further developed his career as a litigator, becoming a full partner/business owner. Nick teaches Business Law & Practice and Commercial Law on the LPC and Contract law on the LLB law course.

Debbie Grant, Tutor at The University of Law Guildford campus
Debbie Grant
Tutor

Debbie has a LLB (Hons) from Solent University and studied the LPC at the University (then College) of Law at Guildford. Following the LPC, Debbie worked as a commercial property lawyer with Trethowans and Coffin Mew and went on to train and qualify at Clarke & Son Solicitors in Basingstoke. Debbie then moved to take up a position practising in Property at Churchers solicitors. As a tutor at ULaw, she teaches Real Estate and Advanced Real Estate on the LPC.

Max Wilson, Tutor at The University of Law Guildford campus
Max Wilson
Tutor

Max obtained a First-Class LLB (Hons) from the University of Warwick and went on to study the BPC (formerly known as BPTC) at Kaplan Law School. He subsequently trained and qualified as a Barrister at 1 Chancery Lane Chambers. Whilst in practice, Max regularly attended Court to represent claimants/defendants in small claim hearings, fast track trials, interim applications, disposal hearings and case management conferences. He is a Lincoln’s Inn Scholar.

Samantha Borek, Tutor at The University of Law Guildford campus
Samantha Borek
Tutor

Samantha obtained a First-Class LLB (Hons) from the University of Winchester. She completed her Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in Bristol while working part time as paralegal. She trained and qualified as a solicitor specialising in Wills, LPAs, administration of Trusts and Estates and Court of Protection applications. She worked for two Hampshire & Wiltshire based firms, Middletons Solicitors and Parker Bullen LLP. Samantha teaches Private Client and Practice on the LPC and Equity and Trusts on the Postgraduate Diploma in Law.

Ruth Goodger, Tutor at ULaw Online campus
Ruth Goodger
Tutor

Ruth studied for the GDL and LPC at the Guildford campus of the University of Law. She trained and qualified as a solicitor at Her Majesty’s Courts’ & Tribunal Service and held the position of Senior Legal Manager for Surrey & Sussex, specialising in criminal and family law. Ruth teaches Dispute Resolution and Family on the LPC, Crime on the PgDDL and Family on the LLB.

Liam Meanwell, Tutor at The University of Law Guildford campus
Liam Meanwell
Tutor

Liam graduated from the University of Kent with a First-Class LLB(Hons) and studied the LPC at the Guildford campus of the University of Law, obtaining a Distinction. Liam trained and qualified as a solicitor within a high-street firm, specialising in commercial and residential property, before subsequently moving to practise in-house within a national firm specialising in property work. Liam teaches Real Estate and Advanced Real Estate on the LPC, together with Legal Services and Property Practice on the SQE Preparation Course and LLM Legal Practice.