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 and represented clients in several notable cases. 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. I take an active involvement in the University mooting provision and in assisting students seeking to join the legal profession.

Education and qualifications

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

Academic career overview

  • 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
    • International Society of Family Law

    Previous academic positions

    • 2015 – present: Lecturer, CPLS, Cardiff University
    • 2014 – 2015: Lecturer (Part-time), CPLS, Cardiff University

    University committees

    • 2016 - present: Widening Access Co-ordinator, CPLS

    Bar Professional Training Course

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