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Sarah Robson-Burrell

Position: LPC Lecturer
Email Address: S.N.Robson-Burrell@sheffield.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)114 222 6705

Academic Profile

I qualified as a Solicitor in 1992. Whilst in private practice I initially managed two small branch offices in the local area, advising clients in all areas of law. I've subsequently specialised in residential conveyancing for various firms initially in Sheffield and subsequently in the Greater London area. My experience includes acting on a wide variety of residential transactions including acting for sellers, buyers and lenders in both freehold and long leasehold transactions, landlords and tenants in residential lettings and also commercial property transactions.

I have a Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching.

Qualifications

  • LLB (Hons): University of Hull
  • Diploma in Legal Practice: University of Sheffield
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching: University of Sheffield

Teaching and Learning

My teaching is focused mainly on the LPC course; however I also teach at undergraduate level and on the GDL.

The emphasis at Sheffield on the LPC is on learning by doing. Most of the time spent in teaching sessions will require the student to put their legal skills and knowledge into practice in a series of practical tasks and activities. Teaching on the LPC is in workshop sessions in groups of up to 18. Typically the students are split into small groups of 3 to 4 and are asked to undertake such tasks as brain-storming, team-working, problem-solving, role-playing and presenting. We believe that this ensures that the student achieves the requisite knowledge and understanding to be able to do the job of a day one trainee.

It is important that in these sessions the client is placed at the centre of the problem, understand the client's concerns and provide practical solutions.

The modules I teach are:

Legal Practice Postgraduate Undergraduate
Property Law and Practice (Convenor) Land Law - GDL Land Law
Commercial Property English Legal System - GDL (Convenor)
Solicitors Accounts Legal Research Methods - GDL (Convenor)
Professional Conduct Commercial Property Law
Writing
Drafting
Practical Legal Research (Convenor)
Advocacy
Interviewing and Advising

Professional Activities and Recognition

  • Member of the Law Society