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Led by Campus Dean Aruna Verma, our lecturers 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 an academic coach and have regular one-to-one meetings where they can get advice on the course and career aspirations. As lecturers are based in our campuses they operate an ‘open door’ policy, so students can talk to them whenever they need to.

Aruna Verma, Campus Dean at The University of Law Moorgate campus
Aruna Verma
Campus Dean

Aruna has an LLB Hons and studied her LPC at Ulaw Guildford. She began teaching in 2008. Aruna is a qualified Solicitor working predominantly in litigation. In 2019, Aruna was seconded to Hong Kong to set up the first international Campus. She enjoys developing international activities and non-standard programmes such as summer schools.

Samantha Borek, Lecturer at The University of Law Guildford and Southampton campus
Samantha Borek
Campus Manager

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.

Sarah Hargrave, Senior Tutor at The University of Law Moorgate campus
Sarah Hargrave
Joint Programme and Student Lead Conversion Courses

Sarah has a BA in Law & Criminology from the University of Sheffield and trained and qualified at Clyde & Co, specialising in insurance and reinsurance litigation. Sarah initially joined ULaw in 2008, returned to practice at Clyde & Co for a number of years, then re-joined the University in 2016. Sarah currently teaches Dispute Resolution and Insurance Law on the LPC and Contract Law and Criminal Law on the GDL.

Andrew Strong
Andrew Strong
LPC and SQE Programme and Student Leads

Andrew is currently the Programme and Student Lead for the LPC. Andrew took an MA (Hons) in French and Spanish from the University of Cambridge (Clare College). After graduating, he studied the GDL and LPC at ULaw. Andrew trained and qualified at Walker Morris in Leeds, specialising in employment law. After a spell with Thrings in London, Andrew moved into legal education. He now teaches Dispute Resolution and Employment Law and Practice on the LPC. He is course leader on the Part-time evening LPC at the Moorgate Campus.

Karen Watts, Senior Tutor and Teaching Fellow at The University of Law Chester, Moorgate and Online campus
Karen Watts
LPC and SQE Programme and Student Leads

Karen is the Programme and Student Lead for the Online LPC and holds a Masters degree in Law. She trained and qualified with Kennedys before joining Fieldfisher (then Field Fisher Waterhouse), both firms based in the City of London. Her practice area is Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution. She has taught on the GDL, LPC, and, prior to her current appointment she held the position of Course Leader for MA Law at the Moorgate Campus.

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

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.

Nick Rogers, Campus Manager at The University of Law Southampton campus
Nick Rogers

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.