At Legal Study Skills our tutors are experts in their fields
Our team includes past Deans of Schools and practicing Solicitors
Our board of professional advisors includes Barristers, University Academics and Educationalists

John Clifford

John Clifford – Tutor

John is a Consultant in Higher Education Policy, a former Associate Dean at Royal Docks School of Business and Law, Dean of Kaplan Law and Business School and Director of the Graduate Diploma in Law at BPP. He is on the governing body of a leading London school, and was also a Principal A-Level examiner. He holds a number of Masters Degrees in: Medical Law, Public Law and Legal Research, and Criminology.  He has Undergraduate degrees in Politics and History and a postgraduate qualification in Law.  He has taught Constitutional and Administrative Law, Jurisprudence, Criminal Law and Tort law for many years as a University Lecturer.   He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).

Mercilla Choudhury – Tutor

Admitted as a solicitor in 2007, Mercilla has practiced in the private and public sectors, advising on litigation, commercial property, competition, compliance and regulatory matters. Her experience spans the Government Legal Department, Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund, General Medical Council, The Law Society and the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman. Mercilla is currently practising Subsidy Law at The National Lottery Community Fund. She has a degree in History from University College London and postgraduate qualifications in Law. Maintaining an interest in academia throughout her practicing career, she has taught Law as a University Lecturer at undergraduate and postgraduate level for many years. Mercilla has lectured at BPP, Pearson College London and the University of Westminster. She has taught Contract Law, Land Law, Advocacy & Negotiation, Criminal Justice, Employment Law, EU Law, Property Law & Practice and Business Law & Practice.

Paul Evans

Paul Evans – Educational Consultant

Until recently Head of Law, Accountancy, Hospitality, Tourism and Events and Anglia Ruskin University London, and now resposible for Employability at the London centres. Prior to this an academic career that includes Programme Director and Dean at BPP University.

Paul’s interest and expertise included online and blended learning provision

Susanne Tayfoor

Susanne Tayfoor – Educational Consultant

Susanne is a trained barrister who has trained lawyers and taught and examined Oxbridge graduates. As a University Principal Law Lecturer she designed and taught a number of undergraduate online Law modules, which focused on developing employability skills. She co-authored a series of Contract and Tort Law Casebooks, as well as writing Common Mistakes in English by Cambridge University Press. She has a Masters in Law from King’s College, London University, and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Shahzad Ali – Tutor

Shahzad is a qualified chartered accountant and is a widely respected authority on both Taxation and Accounting for Solicitors. Having held Senior Lecturer positions at several premium Universities, his teaching style is clear and methodical, which will help you to approach your SQE1 exams with confidence.

Charley Dugdale – Tutor

Charley spent her early career working as a Police Officer including 999 response, proactive investigation and the prisoner interview and intelligence team. She now undertakes work as a Mental Health Act review manager focussing on complex cases such as forensic secure units, and for young people detained under the Act. Charley has a first class LLB Law degree and an LLM in International Law, and is now conducting her doctoral research on the effects of short-term prison sentences. She holds lecturing positions at different Universities specialising in Criminal Litigation, Comparative Public Law and Child Law.
Charley was a Judge in this year’s International Client Consultation and Interviewing competition and remains an active advocate for Amicus ALJ a charity that supports those on Death Row in America.

Sean Brennan – Tutor

Sean has over thirty years’ experience of teaching law at degree and post-graduate level for a variety of Universities including Staffordshire, John Moores, Humberside and the University of London (International) degree at a variety of international colleges in London
Sean has a QLD from the University of Liverpool and a Masters in Socio-Legal Studies from the University of Sheffield.
Sean works as a private legal consultant on matters such as Wills, Trusts and Employment Law and has also worked pro bono as Press Officer for North Staffordshire Liberty (a Human Rights organisation).

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Evening (18:00) and Saturday (11:00) ‘live’ online study workshops. Each workshop, run by experts in that area of law, normally lasts 1.5 hour online on ‘Zoom’ platform and will include the various areas of SQE1 study and substantive law – these are held every week from September 2021. If you prefer to study these workshops on an individual basis (e.g. you just want advice on SQE MCQ’s and, perhaps, practical areas of Tort Law)  they will cost just £30 (£25 +vat) each – and paid for as taken. For those that would prefer more personalised tuition – we offer our GOLD study package that includes a personal tutor.

Who are Legal Study Skills?
WHO WE ARE – THE LSS TEAM

We are experts in our field. Our team includes barristers and educational experts. Our tutors and professional advisors includes both practitioners and university academics, including a former Dean of Kaplan Law and Business School.

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