Victoria is an English qualified solicitor with over 12 years’ experience in practice at Addleshaw Goddard and Linklaters, and as a professional support lawyer at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. After private practice, Victoria taught postgraduate law for Kaplan and BPP, and is course designer and subject matter expert for the contract law and business law modules of BARBRI’s QLTS Prep course as well as being Head of SQE. Victoria is also an officer of the International Bar Association’s Academic and Professional Development Committee and a member of the SRA SQE Reference Group.
Victoria’s appointment is timely, with the introduction of the SQE exam in 2021, which any aspiring solicitor will need to pass in the future in order to qualify. Commenting on her appointment Victoria said:
“I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to be involved in the important work carried out by the Law Society’s Education and Training Committee at such a crucial time for the solicitors’ profession. As a solicitor and legal educator, I am passionate about education and training for solicitors. I welcome the chance to contribute to decisions that will shape the future of legal education.”
Sarah Hutchinson, Managing Director of BARBRI, added:
“Victoria’s appointment to such an important and influential committee is a reflection on her commitment to the legal profession, and to legal education in particular. As Head of SQE at BARBRI, Victoria is at the forefront of thinking around the development of the next generation of innovative, adaptable and diverse lawyers and will bring a wealth of experience to the committee.”