William Seagrim

William Seagrim

Lecturer

School of Law and Politics

Email:
seagrimw1@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44(0)29 2087 6969
Location:
3.26, Law Building, Museum Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3AX

I am a lecturer on the Bar Professional Training Course with a specialism in family law, professional ethics and advocacy.

I am a barrister and I still practise at the Bar of England and Wales as an associate tenant at 9 Park Place Chambers. I have been recommended in Chambers and Partners UK. I conduct cases in all areas within the field of family law and my practice has included public children law, private children law, international cases, financial remedy proceedings and cohabitation disputes. Prior to specialising, I spent the first 3 / 4 years of practice acting in general civil, family and criminal matters.

Alongside Kathryn Clague, I am a Mooting Coordinator for the undergraduate mooting activities at Cardiff University and I take an active role in assisting students seeking to join the legal profession.

I am now an Assistant Chief Examiner for the Centralised Assessment Board of the Bar Standards Board for the Professional Ethics assessment.

Education and qualifications

  • 2007: BVC, Cardiff University – Outstanding
  • 2005: LL.B. (Hons), Swansea University - 1st class

Academic career overview

  • 2018 (due to start): Assistant Chief Examiner, Bar Standards Board, Centralised Examination Board, Professioanl Ethics
  • 2018: Awarded fellowship of the HEA
  • 2017: Marker (External), Bar Standards Board, Centralised Assessment Board, Professional Ethics
  • 2015 – present: Lecturer, CPLS, Cardiff University
  • 2014 – 2015: Lecturer (Part-time), CPLS, Cardiff University

Legal career overview

  • 2015 – present: Associate tenancy, 9 Park Place Chambers, Cardiff
  • 2008 – 2015: Tenancy, 9 Park Place Chambers, Cardiff
  • 2007 – 2008: Pupillage, 9 Park Place Chambers, Cardiff
  • 2007: Call to the Bar, The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn, London

Honours and awards

Academic awards

  • 2007: Lord Williams of Mostyn Achievement in Advocacy Award
  • 2007: Angel Chambers Criminal Practice Award
  • 2005: Sir Samuel Evans Prize, University of Wales
  • 2005: Top final year law student, Swansea University

Professional awards

  • Recommended in Chambers and Partners UK 2016
  • Recommended in Chambers and Partners UK 2015
  • Notable / reported cases:
    • In re HA (a Child) (No 2) [2015] EWHC 1310 (Fam); [2015] Fam. Law 775
    • Bristol City Council v AA and HA [2014] EWHC 1022 (Fam); [2015] 1 FLR 625
    • LJ v JD [2013] EWHC 3632 (Fam)

    Professional memberships

    • 9 Park Place Chambers
    • The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn
    • Family Law Bar Association

    Academic positions

    • 2015 – present: Lecturer, CPLS, Cardiff University
    • 2017: Marker (External), Bar Standards Board, Professional, Centralised Assessment Board, Professional Ethics
    • 2014 – 2015: Lecturer (Part-time), CPLS, Cardiff University

    Speaking engagements

    • New Pracitioners Course 2017 (Professional Ethics Talk), Wales and Chester Circuit (2017)
    • 9 Park Place Chambers CPD talk (Professional Ethics Talk), 9 Park Place Chambers (2017)
    • Wales and Chester Circuit CPD Series (Professional Ethics Talk), Cardiff (2017) 

    Committees and reviewing

    • 2017 - to present: Mooting Coordinator, LAWPL
    • 2017 - to present: Legal Research corrdinator, BPTC
    • 2016 - present: Widening Access Co-ordinator, CPLS

    Bar Professional Training Course

    • Professional Ethics (module responsibility)
    • Submissions Advocacy
    • Trial Advocacy
    • Conferencing
    • Family (module responsibility)

    Areas of expertise

    External profiles