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.
Dr Clare Young is the Campus Manager at ULaw's Sheffield Campus. She holds a PhD in Management from the University of York, and her research involved exploring how human resource practitioners apply and make sense of employment laws. Clare is also a dual-qualified solicitor. She trained and practiced employment law at Boyes Turner LLP in Reading, and then moved to Melbourne, Australia, where she specialised in employment and commercial law. She teaches Employment Law on the LLB and LPC programmes, Corporate Governance to postgraduate students and is a Masters dissertation supervisor.
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 Practice, Law and Business and Introduction to Professional Practice on the LPC, as well as Law of Organisations on the GDL. Gareth is also the Sheffield Year Head for the LPC Programme.
Paula graduated with an LLB (Hons) from the University of Sheffield and studied for the Law Society’s Solicitors’ Final Examination at ULaw’s Chester Campus. Paula trained and qualified as a solicitor in private practice in Manchester specialising in dispute resolution. Paula then moved into professional legal education at the University of Sheffield and is now a Senior Tutor at ULaw’s Sheffield Campus and has experience teaching a range of subjects including Dispute Resolution and Personal Injury Litigation on the Legal Practice Course and Tort Law. Paula is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
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.
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 has experience teaching a wide range of subjects including Real Estate, Advance Real Estate and Introduction to Professional Practice on the LPC, Public Law and Land Law on the GDL. Sarah has a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning & Teaching and is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Sarah is also the Sheffield Year Head for the GDL & PgDL/MA Conversion Programmes.
Rebecca heads up the Pro Bono Department at ULaw’s Sheffield Campus. She is one of our Legal Advice Clinic solicitors and acts as a mentor to students, as well as coordinating the vast array of Pro Bono projects that we offer at ULaw in Sheffield and Leeds. During her legal career, Rebecca has worked in private practice at International (DAC Beachcroft LLP), National (Irwin Mitchell LLP) and Niche (FTA Law Limited) law firms advising on both contentious and non-contentious employment matters. Rebecca has advised on all manner of policies and procedures, as well as on Employment Tribunal claims including unfair and constructive dismissals, redundancies, discrimination, and whistleblowing. Rebecca also teaches the Employment Law elective on the LPC. She is undertaking the final stages of her Postgraduate Certificate in Learning & Teaching and is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Natasha completed a degree in Law & Criminology at the University of Sheffield. She then completed her training contract at Howells in Sheffield, where she practiced family and criminal law and was also a qualified Police Station Representative. Natasha is a Tutor based at the ULaw Sheffield campus and teaches Family Law, Dispute Resolution and Advanced Criminal Practice on the LPC, and Criminal Law on the PgDL.