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Sarah Saunders

Senior Lecturer

School of Law and Politics

+44 (0)29 2087 4941
3.25, Law Building, Museum Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3AX



Senior Lecturer (Teaching and Scholarship)

Member of University Senate and Member of the University Court

CPLS Academic Misconduct Co-ordinator


LL.B,   B.Ed (vocational training),   LLM in Legal Practice


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Current responsibilities

LLM-LEGAL PRACTICE COURSE and LLM-BAR TRAINING COURSE: module leader for the Research Project and Reflective Portfolio elements of the LLM-LPC and LLM-BTC.

LEGAL PRACTICE COURSE: course leader for the LPC elective course in Employment Law, and a member of the Business Law and Practice teaching team.

GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN LAW: module leader for the Extended Essay module of the GDL.

HR PROFESSIONALS ASSESSMENT: manager of the schemes of assessment for HR professionals pursuing training programmes in employment law delivered by Tata Steel and Capital Law LLP.

CLINICAL LEGAL EDUCATION: supervisor of students participating in the pro bono "Streetlaw" employment law project - a collaboration between Cardiff University, Swansea University and the University of South Wales to provide guidance to unrepresented claimants at Cardiff Employment Tribunal.

EXPERT WITNESS ACCREDITATION: an assessor of the Cardiff University Law School Bond Solon Expert Witness Certificate.

EXTERNAL EXAMINER: an external examiner at City University, London.


Sarah graduated in law from Aberystwyth University and worked as a solicitor at Morgan Bruce and Morgan Cole (now Blake Morgan) in Cardiff and Swansea, becoming a Senior Associate in 1996.  She specialised in company and commercial matters including company and business sales and acquisitions, corporate finance, non-contentious employment law and occupational pension schemes.  Sarah continued to provide advice to Morgan Cole on a consultancy basis following her appointment to Cardiff University in 1997.

From 2000 to 2002, Sarah pursued a further degree course on a part-time basis at Cardiff University and graduated in July 2002 with a bachelor of education degree in vocational training.  Sarah wrote and published an article on practical research skills for trainee solicitors based on her B.Ed dissertation.  She has also written and published articles on expert witness skills for professionals.

During 2016/17, in her spare time, Sarah researched and wrote a Masters dissertation on the decline in employment tribunal claims between 2013 and 2017, and was awarded a LLM in Legal Practice in 2018.  In 2019, she published a practice report on the "Streetlaw in the Employment Tribunal" project she supervises as part of Cardiff's pro bono offering to students.  

Professional memberships

Higher Education Academy:

  • Senior Fellow of the HEA
  • Fellow of the HEA

Member of:

  • Employment Lawyers Association
  • Association of Law Teachers
  • Clinical Legal Education Organisation
  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • Cardiff & District Law Society


Areas of expertise