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University students receive expert advice from local law firm

Release Date 26 March 2012

University of Reading law students have been receiving training and advice from a local law firm. Tony Roe, principal of Theale-based niche family law firm, Tony Roe Solicitors has made a series of visits to the University over the last year.

In his most recent talk, Tony spoke to first and second year law students on "Private Client Work in Family and Personal Injury Law." The event, held at the University's Foxhill House and arranged by Professor Chris Newdick of the School of Law, was part of a series of sessions increasing students' awareness of the variety of options available. It also featured two barristers in practice in London, Sarah Earley and Sarah Tozzi, both of whom are Reading law graduates.

The School of Law welcomed Mr Roe once again this month when students worked on a practical family law problem posed by the local divorce solicitor. The University of Reading final year law students had to work through a detailed case study and come up with their suggested order for a fictional couple.

Tony Roe said, "I was very pleased to be invited by the School of Law to give the talks. It is stimulating for local businesses to work with the University staff and I am always very impressed by the performance of the students".

Dr Thérèse Callus, Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Admissions, said: "We are delighted that Tony continues to generously support our teaching of family law here at Reading. Our students benefit greatly from his practical insight and first-hand expertise of the law in action. The School of Law is committed to strengthening its links with regional businesses and this fruitful collaboration is much appreciated by all."

As well as giving these talks to students, the firm gives an annual prize for the best performance in family law.

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