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Jennifer Seymour

Position: Teaching Associate in Professional Legal Education
Email: J.L.Seymour@sheffield.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)114 222 6714
Feedback and Consultation Availability: You can book an appointment online to see me

Academic Profile

I joined the School of Law from private practice where I acted for both public and private sector parties in private finance and major capital project finance deals, advising on commercial, public sector and procurement law. I studied law at the University of Liverpool and LPC at the College of Law. I qualified in 1996 after training at Clifford Chance and have been practising as a solicitor for the majority of time since then. I worked for many years as a consultant to the Department of Health and have experience in many private practice settings: starting life at Clifford Chance, on secondment at the Department of Health and then Addleshaw Goddard and Pinsents, which saw me manage a team of lawyers and mentoring trainee solicitors. In addition to this diverse experience, I have worked in law firms in Poland and Sweden and I am currently a consultant for a top tier international law firm in their construction practice.

Qualifications

LPC, College of Law, York
LLB, University of Liverpool

Teaching and Learning

My extensive experience in private practice informs my teaching on the LPC and GDL and helps to ensure that my teaching is both practical and current. I am really interested in developing the employability of our students in whatever career they may choose after studying at the School of Law. The transition from academic law to applying the law in practice requires many different skills: practical organisation skills, communication skills and the ability to apply the law to real life situations. My aim is to nurture these career-enhancing skills (commerciality, pragmatism, presentation, negotiation and business development).

The Modules I Teach Are:

GDL Legal Practice
Contract Law Foundation, Tax, Professional Conduct
Business Law and Practice

Professional activities and recognition

I am a consultant at Fieldfisher

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