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Meet Your Tutors

Meet Your QLTS Tutors

QLTS School’s administrative staff and management have been involved in delvering courses and services to QLTS candidates since the introduction of the QLTS in 2011. On the academic side, our tutors have extensive experience in teaching students and internationally qualified lawyers for the QLTT, GDL, LPC, BPTC, LLB and LLM.

Sarah Freeman

Sarah Freeman, Solicitor (not-practising) of 24 years standing specialising in Commercial, Civil and Criminal Litigation has wide Senior Lecturing and Course managerial experience (approximately 17 years) at Leading LPC, GDL, (formerly CPE) and BPTC (formerly BVC), Undergraduate (LLB, BA Hons and Combined Honours Programmes), CILEX, Foundation law, A level Law namely:-

South Bank University, University of North London, London Metropolitan University, Thames Valley University, University of West of England, Bournemouth University, Portsmouth University, International College Portsmouth (part of the Navitas Group), International Correspondence School (Cengage), Liverpool Laureate, University of East London and East Anglia University, Institute of Legal Executives, Guildford College and Surrey Adult Education.

  • Former SRA external examiner of LPC2 College of Law – (York and Birmingham)
  • Current Lead External Examiner of LPC3 at Wolverhampton University and External of PC 3 at BPP
  • Educational Consultant and Co Author of Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Text book
  • Head of Training at QLTS School
  • Author of QLTS OSCE courses and Practical Assessments

Sarah has over six years of experience in successfully preparing hundreds of QLTS candidates for the OSCE practical assessment, who are now dual-qualified English solicitors.

Suzie Prax

Suzie is a former solicitor and also holds a BA Hons in English from London University. She has taught extensively on the Legal Practice Course and been Course Leader at Thames Valley University.

Suzie has experience in drafting materials and assessments in many key areas of the LPC and has taught and examined principle legal skills, including interviewing, legal research, advocacy, writing and drafting and negotiation. She focuses mainly on employment, business, property and contract law.

In addition, Suzie has extensive Government and Commercial Corporate experience including, privatisation, Central Government and Ministerial work, Marketing and Corporate Communications in the City of London.

Emily Brazier

Emily Brazier is a solicitor and law lecturer who has taught on CILEx Level 3 and 4 Personal Injury and Civil Litigation Apprenticeships.

Emily has experience of teaching students via distance learning, delivering online lectures, marking and providing detailed feedback to students. She is a qualified solicitor, specialising in high value, complex injury litigation, including brain injury and fibromyalgia claims.

She has also worked in Conveyancing and Financial Miss-Selling Litigation. Emily has experience of mentoring LPC students and school pupils who are interested in a legal career.

Katherine Langley

Katherine Langley is a barrister (non-practising) and Law Lecturer, who has taught on LLB and PGDL courses, and specialised in Clinical Legal Education over a three-year period. Katherine holds a PgCE Teaching qualification and has experience in teaching, preparing materials and assessing a wide range of law students in a range of modes, including distance learning. Katherine specialises in Criminal Law, Equity, Trusts and Legal Skills (including conferencing, advocacy and drafting).

Prior to lecturing, Katherine practised for six years in Immigration and Asylum Law, holding a Level 2 OISC Accreditation. Katherine in her immigration practice advised charitable organisations, solicitors firms and barristers chambers and covered a wide range of Tribunal, Upper Tribunal and some Court of Appeal work, including Judicial Review.

Catrin Ditchfield

Catrin Ditchfield  is a Solicitor specialising in Private Client Law. She has over 20 years of legal experience and is a ‘hands on’ lawyer with a diverse client base. As a Practising Solicitor she has significant experience working with and supervising Trainee Solicitors.  Catrin advises clients on a broad range of matters including all aspects of wills, trusts, estates and tax planning and care and capacity matters.

Simon Jackson

Simon qualified as a solicitor of the Supreme Court (England and Wales) in 1997 (currently he is a former solicitor), after a two-year training contract in the public sector. He subsequently qualified in Israel as an Advocate and Notary, and also runs a professional translation agency, which specialises in legal, commercial and academic translations.

Simon has written several legal practice textbooks for the QLTT (which has been replaced by the QLTS) examinations, including many model questions and answers. He has also served as course tutor and lectured regarding many of the QLTT course subjects since 2002, including courses on British Legal English.

Michael Flaherty

After gaining a First Class LLB in 2001, Michael Flaherty trained as barrister and was called to the Bar (Inner Temple) in 2002. Michael subsequently worked extensively in the area of Prison Law and Human Rights. He has represented life sentence prisoners at oral Parole Board hearings (applications for release on licence) and determinate sentence prisoners at prison disciplinary hearings.

Michael subsequently worked in legal publishing, providing online legal research services for lawyers and legal professionals in the United States and drafting synopses of contemporary State and Federal case law. Michael represented the Inner Temple at the 2002 World Debating Championships in Haifa, reaching the quarter-finals.

Marc Piano

Marc Piano is an English solicitor who has years of legal experience spanning areas including litigation, business law and regulation and compliance. He has had input on law textbooks and training materials and has extensive experience in all aspects of the QLTS, but in particular guiding and tutoring students on the MCT and subjects that include Solicitors Accounts, Equity and Trusts, Taxation and Business Law.

David Groszman

David is a compliance Attorney at FXCM (former solicitor in England and Wales). After his MA in Law at Cambridge (1998), David worked as a commercial litigation solicitor, in international legal research, and as a certified Law Tutor in London and Manchester. He is certified by the UK National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux through which he provided pro bono advice to the public.

Outsourcing extended David’s legal editing and writing experience, working for the largest legal publishers and research tool providers. Other projects have included categorization of software licenses for one of the largest global software manufacturers and digesting depositions for litigation. Personal interests include disability rights, andragogy and ancient literature.

QLTS School’s tutors and administrative staff will ensure you get everything you need to complete the QLTS assessments successfully and qualify as an English solicitor.

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