Our SQE Prep Faculty

Meet the people behind your SQE success

We are here to support you through your full journey into qualification

SQE1 & SQE2 Tutors

Our learning coaches and tutors make our online courses stand out: these are the people who will guide you throughout your studies, ensuring that you have the ability to complete them successfully.

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Alison Coleman

Having trained and qualified with Addleshaw Goddard LLP, Alison has over 15 years' experience as a construction specialist working in both the UK and Asia. Alison has extensive experience advising consultants, contractors, banks and public/private sector developers on all aspects of construction procurement and delivery. Most recently Alison has moved from private practice to legal education with the Barbri Group.

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Dan Hill

Dan qualified with Slaughter and May as a solicitor in 1996 and joined the University of Law in 2000. Dan undertook teaching, curriculum development and management roles before becoming Director of Educational Development in 2015. He has worked as a freelance educational consultant since 2017, including work for the SRA as an Equivalent Means Assessor. He has also worked on BARBRI’s QLTS Prep, as a mentor on the MCT course and as a tutor on the OSCE course.

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Emily Allen

Emily is BARBRI's Senior Tutor with programme lead responsibility for SQE1. Emily practised at the independent and employed criminal bar as a defence barrister for 2 years before moving into higher education and joining BPP. Emily worked as a lecturer at BPP for 10 years, teaching criminal law, land law and various skills modules both face-to-face and online. She also undertook managerial and developmental roles at BPP, including Head of Modules on the GDL and LLB programmes. 

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Jane Mackenzie

Jane qualified as a solicitor at Hay and Kilner, Newcastle upon Tyne and practiced at Storrar Cowdry, Chester, specialising in civil litigation. She joined the College of Law as a tutor on the Legal Practice Course and was subsequently appointed Senior Tutor. She is a fellow of HE Advaance. In 2021 Jane joined the BARBRI team as Tutor and Learning Coach for the QLTS and SQE.

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Joanne White

Joanne qualified as a solicitor at Hammonds (now Squire Patton Boggs) in 2005, specialising in Employment law. After 14 years in practice, she joined the University of Law as the Academic Manager in 2019; part of that role included teaching on the LPC and GDL. Joanne joined BARBRI in 2021 as a Tutor on the QLTS programme and a Learning Coach on the SQE.

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Louisa Noel

Louisa trained and qualified at Linklaters and practised as a finance lawyer there for 10 years. Since then, she has been involved with a range of not-for-profits, before joining Barbri as a freelance tutor.

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Lydia Harrison

Lydia qualified as a solicitor in 1996. She worked at commercial firm Berg & Co in Manchester for 6 years before moving into legal education. Lydia was a senior tutor at the University of Law where she taught on a wide range of face to face and online courses and was Programme Lead for the post-graduate law conversion course. Lydia is a tutor and mentor on BARBRI's QLTS course and is a fellow of HE Advance.

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Naomi Roxborough

Naomi is a Senior Tutor at BARBRI and has worked in criminal law since 1996, including acting as a duty solicitor. Naomi is Higher Rights of Audience qualified and has acted as an external examiner for the SRA Higher Rights of Audience qualification since 2013. For more than 10 years Naomi has also worked in legal education as a senior lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK and Hong Kong. In her role at BARBRI, Naomi works with students as a learning coach and also contributes to the development of BARBRI’s Foundation programme.

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Nick Hancock

Nick trained at Linklaters and practised there and at several other major firms. He joined the College of Law in 1997, eventually becoming an Associate Professor and Head of Designers. He has worked as a freelance tutor and course designer since 2013, including for City Law School, The University of Law, QLTS Advantage and CILEx, where he is a Chair of Examiners. He is also a freelance translator of legal texts for clients including Guildhawk and the Court of Justice of the European Union.

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Sally Carter

Sally worked in private practice in Cardiff for 10 years, specialising in property law. She then joined HM Land Registry where she worked for 25 years. As part of her role there, she was the Land Registrar with responsibility for training all HM Land Registry lawyers.

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Sophy Gupta

Sophy trained and practised as a solicitor at Addleshaw Goddard for 5 years, gaining experience of commercial and corporate practice and specialising in employment law. In 2006, Sophy joined BPP University as a lecturer on the Legal Practice Course, teaching law, as well as skills-based modules. During this time, Sophy was also a Learning Support Tutor. Since 2010, Sophy has worked as a freelance tutor for BARBRI on the QLTS preparation course.

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Steve Levett

Steve is a Solicitor, Director of Professional Practice and Admissions Tutor at the University of York Law School. Prior to this he was Director of Clinical Legal Education at the Dickson Poon School of Law, Kings College London where he founded their first Legal Clinic. He was also Associate Dean at the University of Sunderland School of Business, Law and Tourism, and prior to that Head of Business Development and a senior lecturer at the University of Law.

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Suzanne Reece

Suzanne is a Senior Tutor at BARBRI with Programme Lead responsibilities for BARBRI’s SQE2 preparation course. Suzanne has 20 years' experience as a qualified solicitor in the areas of private client and personal injury work with law firms such as Berrymans Lace Mawer and DAC Beachcroft. Suzanne was also a lecturer with University of Law and City Law School on a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and Bar vocational courses prior to joining BARBRI as a Senior Tutor. Suzanne is the founder and director of Inspired to Study Ltd.

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Tracy Savage

Tracy is BARBRI’s Director of Learning with responsibility for the design and operation of SQE1 and SQE2 preparation programmes. Tracy qualified as a solicitor at DWF and practiced at Kent Jones & Done, specialising in real estate. She joined the College of Law as a tutor on the LPC, and in 2013 she was appointed an Associate Professor at the University of Law. In 2019 Tracy joined the BARBRI team as the Head of Academic programmes for the QLTS and SQE.

Course development team

Overall responsibility for course content, pedagogy and quality assurance lies with BARBRI’s highly experienced course development team. All course content is developed under the guidance, training and supervision of this team.

Steve is BARBRI’s Vice President of International Development. He sat for the SQE1 Pilot Exam and scored in the top 10% on that exam. He has passed the QLTS MCT and has taken the QLTS OSCE exam. For more than 30 years, Steve has been preparing the materials that BARBRI’s students have studied to pass their U.S. bar exams, including substantive outlines, essay answers, multiple choice questions, and lectures. Steve also has experience teaching legal writing and lecturing on various legal topics in classroom settings. Steve has passed 11 U.S. bar exams, including New York and California. Steve is a subject matter expert in Business Organisations, U.S. Constitutional Law, Contracts, and Criminal Procedure. Steve also is Regulation (Law) National Editor for Becker Professional Education. Becker prepares students to pass the Certified Public Accountants exam in the United States and, like BARBRI, is the leading review course of its kind in the U.S.. Over 1.75 million attorneys and CPAs have relied on Steve’s explanations of law to obtain their licenses.

Tracy is BARBRI’s Director of Learning with responsibility for the design and operation of SQE1 and SQE2 preparation programmes. Tracy qualified as a solicitor at DWF and practiced at Kent Jones & Done, specialising in real estate. She joined the College of Law as a tutor on the LPC, and in 2013 she was appointed an Associate Professor at the University of Law. In 2019 Tracy joined the BARBRI team as the Head of Academic programmes for the QLTS and SQE.

Maureen is the Senior Director of Curriculum for BARBRI Bar Review. In addition to her curricular duties, Maureen is a subject matter expert in Real Property, Contracts, and Estates. She has a B.A. in Journalism and a J.D. from the University of Michigan. Maureen has passed three U.S. bar exams, as well as the QLTS MCT.

Christina is a Senior Legal Editor at BARBRI. She sat for the SQE1 Pilot Exam and has worked closely with our UK authors in preparing BARBRI’s QLTS and SQE study guides as well as multiple-choice questions and answer explanations. Christina is a subject matter expert in Evidence and Professional Conduct. She has created and edited a wide variety of legal educational content for the U.S. market, including substantive outlines of law, practice multiple-choice and essay questions, lecture scripts, and assorted learning activities.

Karlyn is the Senior Product Manager of Bar Review Curriculum at BARBRI and has been with the company for nearly 10 years. She, too, sat for the SQE1 Pilot Exam and has worked closely with BARBRI’s contributors in creating its QLTS course materials. She previously worked as a legal editor and subject matter expert in Real Property and Commercial Law. She has taken and passed four U.S. bar exams. Currently, Karlyn creates and delivers digital content and lectures for bar review and law students.

Rachel is a Legal Editor at BARBRI and has been with the company for five years. Station Rd helped guide our UK subject matter experts for BARBRI’s study guides as well as its multiple-choice questions and answer explanations. She is a subject matter expert in Criminal Law, Trusts, and Wills.

Odessa is the Manager of International Student Support at BARBRI, managing the U.S. Extended Bar Preparation Programme Mentor Team and personally serving as a mentor as well. She became a licensed attorney in the United States 16 years ago and her experience includes roles as Assistant Dean of Student Success, Assistant Professor of Law, and Director of Bar Preparation Programmes at three U.S. law schools. She designed and taught more than 15 different bar preparation and student success courses delivered in-person and online. Odessa is a three-time recipient of the Faculty Vision Award, and she has been a frequent speaker and panellist at Law School Admission Council, Southeastern Association of Law Schools, and American Bar Association conferences. Odessa also designed and teaches BARBRI supplemental workshops, which are intended to share reading, essay writing, and exam-taking strategies, alongside providing an opportunity for student-to-student and student-to-mentor interaction.

Alisa is a Director of Learning at BARBRI, responsible for the design and delivery of substantive legal and business skills training programmes including the Prep for Practice programme. Alisa is a qualified solicitor with over 10 years’ experience in private practice, in both fee earning and support lawyer roles, at Wilde Sapte, Allen & Overy and Linklaters. She is an experienced trainer and is part of BARBRI’s SQE faculty. Alisa delivered postgraduate law at Kaplan Law School and was a QLTS business law exam writer (MCT and OSCE) and assessor for over 6 years, forming part of Kaplan’s original QLTS faculty. Alisa has an MSc in organisational psychology and is continuing her research into lawyers’ wellbeing as a PhD.

Roy is lead advocacy trainer at BARBRI Altior. Roy is a solicitor-advocate with over 30 years’ experience in private practice and a Certified Fraud Examiner. Roy founded his own practice in 1985 which grew to become one of the largest practices in Wales and joint top criminal law firm. Roy was the former chairperson of LAPG, a former president of Cardiff and District Law Society, has given evidence before the Select Committee on the delivery of legal services and sits on various working groups. Involved for over 25 years in training, assessment and course writing he is part of the BARBRI SQE faculty team.

Emily is a BARBRI Senior Tutor with programme lead responsibility for SQE1. Emily practised at the independent and employed criminal bar as a defence barrister for 2 years before moving into higher education and joining BPP. Emily worked as a lecturer at BPP for 10 years, teaching criminal law, land law and various skills modules both face-to-face and online. She also undertook managerial and developmental roles at BPP, including Head of Modules on the GDL and LLB programmes. For the past year, Emily has worked for BARBRI on the QLTS and SQE programmes, including mentoring students on the MCT/SQE1 programme and acting as a course tutor on the OSCE/SQE2 programme.

Course Designers

The course content has been optimised to be the most accurate and relevant to the qualification exams.
This is the team that shaped the substantive material of the courses.

Tracy is BARBRI’s Director of Learning with responsibility for the design and operation of SQE1 and SQE2 preparation programmes. Tracy qualified as a solicitor at DWF and practiced at Kent Jones & Done, specialising in real estate. She joined the College of Law as a tutor on the LPC, and in 2013 she was appointed an Associate Professor at the University of Law. In 2019 Tracy joined the BARBRI team as the Head of Academic programmes for the QLTS and SQE.

Emliy is a BARBRI Senior Tutor with programme lead responsibility for SQE1. Emily practised at the independent and employed criminal bar as a defence barrister for 2 years before moving into higher education and joining BPP. Emily worked as a lecturer at BPP for 10 years, teaching criminal law, land law and various skills modules both face-to-face and online. She also undertook managerial and developmental roles at BPP, including Head of Modules on the GDL and LLB programmes. For the past year, Emily has worked for BARBRI on the QLTS and SQE programmes, including mentoring students on the MCT/SQE1 programme and acting as a course tutor on the OSCE/SQE2 programme.

Sophy trained and practised as a solicitor at Addleshaw Goddard for 5 years, gaining experience of commercial and corporate practice and specialising in employment law. In 2006, Sophy joined BPP University as a lecturer on the Legal Practice Course, teaching Business Law and Practice, Employment Law, Commercial Law and Intellectual Property, as well as skills modules such as Advocacy, Practical Legal Research, Legal Writing and Drafting and Professional Conduct and Regulation. During this time, Sophy was also a Learning Support Tutor. Since 2010, Sophy has worked as a freelance tutor for BARBRI on the QLTS preparation course. She has extensive experience of materials and course writing and development, preparing and marking assessments, as well as providing careers and pastoral support to students.

Nick trained at FIRM and practised there and at several other major firms. He joined the College of Law in 1997, eventually becoming an Associate Professor and Head of Designers. He has worked as a freelance tutor and course designer since 2013, including for City Law School, The University of Law, QLTS Advantage and CILEx, where he is a Chair of Examiners. He is also a freelance translator of legal texts for clients including Guildhawk and the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Lydia qualified as a solicitor in 1996. She worked at commercial firm Berg & Co in Manchester for 6 years before moving into legal education. Lydia was a senior tutor at the University of Law where she taught on a wide range of face to face and online courses and was Programme Lead for the post-graduate law conversion course. Lydia is a tutor and mentor on BARBRI's QLTS course and is a fellow of HE Advance.

Dan qualified with Slaughter and May as a solicitor in 1996 and joined the University of Law in 2000. Dan undertook teaching, curriculum development and management roles before becoming Director of Educational Development in 2015. He has worked as a freelance educational consultant since 2017, including work for the SRA as an Equivalent Means Assessor. He has also worked on BARBRI’s QLTS programmes, including mentoring students on the MCT programme and acting as course tutor on the OSCE programme.

Wendy graduated in Law from Leeds University in 1982 (and in 2004 with a PhD) and was admitted as a solicitor in 1986. From 1986 to 2000 Wendy practiced in-house focusing on civil litigation, Wendy has also worked for the College of Law / University of Law as a senior lecturer on the LPC and GDL and has undertaken course design in Tort law for the GDL, the Open University LLB and the University of Law LLB. From 2009 Dr Laws has worked at York University Law School (YLS) as a problem-based learning tutor, and most recently has undertaken course designing for the BARBRI QLTS preparation programme. Wendy is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Paul is a senior lecturer and director of careers and employability at the University of Birmingham law school. Prior to joining the University of Birmingham, Paul was a lecturer and director of student recruitment at the University of Leicester and operations manager and LPC programme lead at the University of Law, ensuring smooth delivery of all aspects of the programme and a high-quality student experience. Paul worked closely with key client law firms in developing bespoke LPC programmes, and managed relationships with these firms. Paul also oversaw the provision of an effective Employability programme, again working closely with the local and national legal profession.

Claire is a Professor of Legal Education at The University of Manchester and a National and Principal Fellow of the HEA. She is the Director of External Relations and is also the Director of the Miscarriages of Justice Review Centre. Claire is driving forward the integration of legal tech into the curriculum and has helped create the Manchester Justice HUB in partnership with students.

Craig has taught at the University of Manchester and King’s College London and is now the Director of Centre for Parliament and Public Law at The University of Winchester. His expertise is in Public Law, with a specific focus on constitutional law, particularly Parliament, Brexit and the monarchy. Craig is the co-author of the undergraduate textbook, Public Law, published by Oxford University Press, and is currently writing a book on the future of the monarchy. He also blogs and regularly contributes to the media to discuss the latest political and constitutional news.

Lorraine Richardson M. A. (Cantab) is an experienced property lawyer, and teaches, designs and delivers property and legal skills-related courses, online materials and webinars. Lorraine is a co-editor of the Law Society publication ‘Conveyancing Forms and Procedures’ and is the major contributor to the monthly update journal for solicitors, the ‘Practical Lawyer.’ At the University of Law, Lorraine managed the very successful Higher Rights of Audience programme and was responsible for dealing with all academic issues, including ensuring the integrity of assessment processes (both written and advocacy) and reviewing all assessment results. Lorraine has designed and delivered course manuals, mock assessments and online lectures for BARBRI’s QLTS course and is a tutor for students on the course and an assessor in the mock OSCE assessments.

Theresa Wright qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Grant Thornton LLP specialising in lead advisory and tax. She joined Kaplan Financial as a tutor in 2007 and was involved in the development of the professional and advanced tax modules for ACA and ACCA. She now works as a freelance tax consultant including both writing and delivering tax training.

Odessa is the Manager of International Student Support at BARBRI, managing the U.S. Extended Bar Preparation Programme Mentor Team and personally serving as a mentor as well. She became a licensed attorney in the United States 16 years ago and her experience includes roles as Assistant Dean of Student Success, Assistant Professor of Law, and Director of Bar Preparation Programmes at three U.S. law schools. She designed and taught more than 15 different bar preparation and student success courses delivered in-person and online. Odessa is a three-time recipient of the Faculty Vision Award, and she has been a frequent speaker and panellist at Law School Admission Council, Southeastern Association of Law Schools, and American Bar Association conferences. Odessa also designed and teaches BARBRI supplemental workshops, which are intended to share reading, essay writing, and exam-taking strategies, alongside providing an opportunity for student-to-student and student-to-mentor interaction.

Alisa is a Director of Learning at BARBRI, responsible for the design and delivery of substantive legal and business skills training programmes including the Prep for Practice programme. Alisa is a qualified solicitor with over 10 years’ experience in private practice, in both fee earning and support lawyer roles, at Wilde Sapte, Allen & Overy and Linklaters. She is an experienced trainer and is part of BARBRI’s SQE faculty. Alisa delivered postgraduate law at Kaplan Law School and was a QLTS business law exam writer (MCT and OSCE) and assessor for over 6 years, forming part of Kaplan’s original QLTS faculty. Alisa has an MSc in organisational psychology and is continuing her research into lawyers’ wellbeing as a PhD.

Roy is lead advocacy trainer at BARBRI Altior. Roy is a solicitor-advocate with over 30 years’ experience in private practice and a Certified Fraud Examiner. Roy founded his own practice in 1985 which grew to become one of the largest practices in Wales and joint top criminal law firm. Roy was the former chairperson of LAPG, a former president of Cardiff and District Law Society, has given evidence before the Select Committee on the delivery of legal services and sits on various working groups. Involved for over 25 years in training, assessment and course writing he is part of the BARBRI SQE faculty team.

Emily is a BARBRI Senior Tutor with programme lead responsibility for SQE1. Emily practised at the independent and employed criminal bar as a defence barrister for 2 years before moving into higher education and joining BPP. Emily worked as a lecturer at BPP for 10 years, teaching criminal law, land law and various skills modules both face-to-face and online. She also undertook managerial and developmental roles at BPP, including Head of Modules on the GDL and LLB programmes. For the past year, Emily has worked for BARBRI on the QLTS and SQE programmes, including mentoring students on the MCT/SQE1 programme and acting as a course tutor on the OSCE/SQE2 programme.

Andrea is a Senior Tutor on BARBRI’s SQE and Prep for Practice Programmes. Andrea is a UK qualified lawyer with more than 20 years’ experience in negotiating and drafting commercial contracts and resolving disputes. Andrea began her career as a corporate lawyer in a top-20 law firm in the UK. She then worked as UK legal counsel for an international manufacturing company. Andrea’s education and training career started with the University of Law in London, where she was responsible for the design of bespoke legal and commercial training programmes. She then moved to Kaplan, and subsequently BARBRI, where she headed up all training programmes for Kaplan Law School and delivered and developed skills training programmes for Kaplan Altior.

Louisa trained and qualified at Linklaters and practised as a finance lawyer there for 10 years. Since then, she has been involved with a range of not-for-profits, before joining Barbri as a freelance tutor.

Sally worked in private practice in Cardiff for 10 years, specialising in property law. She then joined HM Land Registry where she worked for 25 years. As part of her role there, she was the Land Registrar with responsibility for training all HM Land Registry lawyers

After obtaining an MA in Law from Cambridge University Richard Jones qualified as a solicitor specialising in Private Client work. He joined the University of Law (then the College of Law) in 1977. In a 40-year career at the University Richard taught on graduate and undergraduate courses, as well on public courses for trusts solicitors. He co-authored the Equity module on the original Open University Law degree. He designed numerous courses and assessments. Appointed Associate Professor in 2002, Richard was subject leader in Equity at the University for 20 years. He is a pension scheme trustee and an examiner for CILEX.

Steve is a Solicitor, Director of Professional Practice and Admissions Tutor at the University of York Law School. Prior to this he was Director of Clinical Legal Education at the Dickson Poon School of Law, Kings College London where he founded their first Legal Clinic. He was also Associate Dean at the University of Sunderland School of Business, Law and Tourism, and prior to that Head of Business Development and a senior lecturer at the University of Law.

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