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 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.
Alison manages the Southampton campus. She has an LLB (Hons) in English Law and French Law from the University of Manchester and a Diploma of French University Studies from the University of Lyon. Alison completed the LPC at the University of Law. Alison trained and qualified as a solicitor at Dundas & Wilson LLP in London (now CMS) and specialised in employment law. Alison teaches Dispute Resolution on the LPC and Employment Law on the LLM in Legal Practice (SQE1&2). Alison holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Education and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.