Led by Campus Dean Matt Tomlinson, 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.
Matt completed a degree in International Business and Modern Languages and started his working life in Paris for a commercial real estate advisory firm. He then decided to pursue a career as a lawyer and embarked on the GDL and LPC at ULaw in Chester. Matt started his training contract with DLA Piper LLP and went on to qualify and practise Corporate Restructuring. Matt joined the University in 2013 and has taught across many courses, specialising in corporate and commercial subjects.
Gareth Bramley obtained both his LLB law degree and LPC from the University of Sheffield. Gareth qualified as a Solicitor and, whilst in practice, he specialised in both contentious and non-contentious Commercial and Construction matters at an International law firm. Gareth teaches Business Law and Introduction to Professional Practice on the LPC.
Paula is a Senior Tutor at ULaw’s Sheffield Campus. After graduating with a LLB (Hons) from the University of Sheffield she trained and qualified as a solicitor in Manchester specialising in dispute resolution before moving into professional legal education. Paula taught on the LPC and GDL programmes as well as Tort Law and Pro Bono modules on the Undergraduate LLB Course at the University of Sheffield before transferring to ULaw. Paula teaches Dispute Resolution on the LPC and Ethics and Professional Legal Practice on the GDL.
After completing an LLB (Hons) and the LPC with the University of Sheffield, Rosie qualified with Addleshaw Goddard in their London office. During her legal career, Rosie has had a wide range of experience from work on corporate transactions to criminal defence work. Most recently she specialised in employment and discrimination law for 10 years in private practice before joining the University. Rosie teaches Introduction to Professional Practice on the LPC and Crime on the GDL.
Jenny teaches Business and various skills in the Introduction to Professional Practice course on the LPC and EU law on the GDL. Jenny recently joined ULaw from the University of Sheffield where in addition to teaching on the LPC Masters course and GDL, she worked on the CommLaw and commercial awareness pro bono programmes and took a keen interest in the employability of students and in Legal Tech. Jenny studied law at the University of Liverpool and LPC at ULaw. Jenny qualified in 1996 after training at Clifford Chance and enjoyed a successful private practice career in major capital projects and project finance advising on commercial, public sector and EU procurement law at Addleshaw Goddard, Pinsent Masons and the Department of Health. Jenny is currently a consultant at Fieldfisher in their construction practice.
Sarah is a Senior Tutor at ULaw’s Sheffield Campus. After graduating with an LLB (Hons) from the University of Hull, she studied for the Law Society’s Solicitors’ Final Examination at ULaw’s Chester Campus. She trained and qualified as a solicitor in Sheffield and worked in both Residential and Commercial Property. Sarah taught on the LPC and GDL at the University of Sheffield from 2003 until transferring to ULaw in 2020 and now teaches Real Estate and Introduction to Professional Practice on the LPC and Public Law on the GDL.
Emma is a Senior Tutor at ULaw’s Sheffield campus and teaches Introduction to Professional Practice and Business on the LPC. She graduated with an LLB (Hons) from Newcastle University and studied the LPC at Sheffield. Emma practiced as a solicitor in private practice working at firms in both Leeds and Sheffield specialising in company and commercial law with a particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions. Emma is a member of the Law Society and has a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning & Teaching. She is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.