As part of the long-term vision for the Brunel Law School, the membership of the School's new advisory board is now confirmed. The members bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the School, and will be advising on the future direction and developments across placements, recruitment and marketing, skills, and research activities. The first meeting is due to take place in early 2018.
The members of the Brunel Law School advisory board
Tony Coyne - Partner at Blake Morgan, Brunel Law School Alumnus, and Honorary Professor at Brunel Law School
Tony has many years of experience in property-related acquisition and disposals, investment, and corporate real estate. He acts for a number of banks, as well as for public and private section clients in the UK and internationally. Tony is the Principal Training Partner for Blake Morgan and is also a member of the Institute of Directors (IoD).
Anthony Inglese CB - Honorary Professor at Brunel Law School
Professor Inglese spent more than 40 years at various governmental departments, including acting as Head of Legal at HM Revenue & Customs, Head of Legal at the Department of Trade and Industry, Deputy Treasury Solicitor, Head of Legal at the Ministry of Defence, Head of Legal at the Office of Fair Trading, Secondment to Attorney General’s Office and Legal Adviser at Home Office. At Brunel Law School, he lectures mainly on public law subjects and gives students career advice and masterclasses.
Freya Newbery - Crown Court Judge at Isleworth Crown Court, and a Bencher at Middle Temple
Freya is a Crown Court Judge and a Bencher at Middle Temple. She is the Vice-Chairman of the Bar Council's Equality and Diversity committee and it's Retention sub-committee. Freya also leads ethics training for Middle Temple Advocacy.
Michele O'Leary - Barrister at One Pump Court, Deputy District Judge at the Central Family Court, and a Master of the Bench at Lincoln's Inn
Michele practises in all areas of family law. She is also an advocacy trainer for Lincoln's Inn where she teaches advocacy skills to newly qualified practitioners and the accepted Hampel method to members of the bar and the judiciary.
Edward Walker-Arnott - Consultant at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Edward has been with Herbert Smith throughout his professional career, and was a senior partner at the firm before he became a consultant. He sat on the departmental Cork Enquiry into insolvency law from 1977 to 1982, which resulted in the enactment of the Insolvency Act 1986. He chaired the Investigations Committee at Lloyd's which conducted the investigations of the many Lloyd's scandals of the late 1970s and early 1980s, and prosecuted the subsequent disciplinary proceedings. Edward is well known in the City, having been involved in many high-profile cases including a number of celebrated take-over battles.
Debra Williamson - Partner at Hine Solicitors
Debra participated in the Brunel Law Uncovered careers fair this year, and has been a positive supporter of the careers of our students. Her firm offers an in-house criminal law pupillage scheme, as well as trainee solicitor and paralegal opportunities.