Alumni Associations

To develop further networking opportunities and career development advice for our graduates, the Department launched Law and Criminology Alumni Associations.

We are keen to maintain our relationships with students after they graduate and to hear about how their careers progress. We regularly invite our past students to careers talks, which enables them to share their career experiences with our current students. Graduates give a lot of inspiration to our current students, and practical advice to help them in their job search and career planning.

Law Alumni Association

The Edge Hill University Law Alumni Association is dedicated to actively supporting the University in its mission of delivering high quality, innovative and inclusive learning with the vision of crafting highly skilled, autonomous legal professionals. Further to this, the Alumni Association is committed to promoting the principles of professionalism and cooperation within the legal community and creating a sense of inclusiveness in the Alumni Association and the University. The Law Alumni Association is at the heart of a thriving community consisting of academics, alumni and professionals alike. The Association is led by the Executive Team.

The Executive Team of the Law Alumni Association is comprised of current undergraduates, student law society representatives, academic staff, alumni and members of the professional community. The Executive Team work to provide an exciting collection of activities for the Community to get involved with, including:

  • Annual Lecture Series
  • Annual Dinner
  • Undergraduate Awards (attended by Alumni)
  • Programme of Professional Networking Events

Law Alumni Association PresidentJames Pearson (LLB (Hons) Law, 2011)

Law Alumni Association Vice-PresidentDaniel Conroy (LLB (Hons) Law, 2011)

Law Alumni Profiles

Daniel Conroy smallDaniel Conroy

Real Estate Paralegal
LLB (Hons) Law

Amie Coudis smallAmie Coudis

Trainee Solicitor
LLB (Hons) Law

Joe Davison

Trainee Solicitor
LLB (Hons) Law

gareth-farrelly-1Gareth Farrelly

Trainee Solicitor
LLB (Hons) Law

Lucas GriffithsLucas Griffiths

LLB (Hons) Law

Louise Hayhurst

Litigation Solicitor
LLB (Hons) Law

Kirsty Nickson

Serious Injury Solicitor & Professional Trustee
LLB (Hons) Law

sharon-mcavoy-smallSharon McAvoy

Lecturer in Law
LLB (Hons) Law (1st class), LLM Research

Jo Milford smallJo Milford

Trainee Solicitor
LLB (Hons) Law

James PearsonJames Pearson

Trainee Solicitor
LLB (Hons) Law

Daniel Radford smallDaniel Radford

Court Advocate
LLB (Hons) Law

Sam SpenceSamantha Spence

Graduate Teaching Assistant in Law
LLB (Hons) Law (1st class), LLM Research

Daniel Taylor

Solicitor, Branch Manager
BA (Hons) Critical Criminology with Law



Law Alumni Association Networking Event

28 November 2014 at 5.15 – 7 pm in B001 

Daniel Radford (LLB (Hons) Law, 2013) – Daniel is a self-employed County Court advocate, currently working as an agent of Ashley Taylors Legal Ltd. He studied Law LLB at Edge Hill University, graduated in 2013, and went on to study the Bar Professional Training Course at City University in London. Whilst on the BPTC, Daniel was a student advisor in the University’s Civil and Employment law legal clinics as well as part of the Macmillan Welfare Benefits Advice Team at Camden CAB. Daniel’s plan is to secure a pupillage in the near future and specialise in commercial/property law.

Amie Coudis (LLB (Hons) Law, 2010) – Amie is a first year trainee at Hill Dickinson LLP, currently on secondment as part of her first seat in Professional and Financial Risks. She studied Law LLB at Edge Hill University, before going on to complete the LPC at the College (now University) of Law in Chester. Amie has worked as a paralegal at Hill Dickinson since 2011, securing a training contract with the firm in 2012 with a September 2014 start date. She enjoys taking part in a range of social/networking events hosted by both the Merseyside Junior Lawyers Division and Merseyside Young Professionals Group.

Law Alumni Networking Event – Media Law Panel: The Defamation Act 2013

Monday 24 February 2014 

At this free event, an expert panel explored and critically analysed the potential ramifications arising from the Defamation Act 2013. Ursula Smartt, academic in Media and Entertainment, looked at the effect the Act may have on the regulation of the internet and asked whether it is fit for purpose. Paul Tweed, Senior Partner at Johnsons Solicitors, took a broader look at the law of defamation from a practitioner’s perspective.

Ursula Smartt

Paul Tweed

Law Alumni Event – Thursday 21 November 2013 

Gareth Farrelly (LLB (Hons) Law, 2012) – professional and international footballer (Aston Villa, Everton, Bolton Wanderers, ROI), currently training to be a solicitor at Cassell Moore Sports.

Lucas Griffiths (LLB (Hons) Law, 2010) – the Head of Commercial Law at Alan Roberts & Co Solicitors and is a fully qualified Solicitor. Lucas has recently passed his Civil Higher Rights of Audience examinations and is a qualified mediator.


If you would like to find out more about our Alumni Associations, please contact Adam Pendlebury.

01695 657624