Mrs Amanda Rees
Senior Lecturer
Legal Practice & Graduate Diploma Law
Telephone: (01792) 602259
Room: Office - 105
First Floor
Richard Price Building
Singleton Campus

Amanda has an extensive background in Civil Litigation and Probate having worked in both city and regional firms. She leads the Civil Litigation and Probate modules on the course and also the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Elective.

Amanda also co-ordinates the careers and work placement programmes for LPC and is also the pastoral and disability tutor for the course.

Academic/Employment background:

Qualifying in 1988 having trained with city firm Radcliffes and Co Amanda went onto specialise in Probate and Litigation at Midlands based firm Perkins and Tustin.

Amanda has combined Practice and teaching undertaking Personal Injury and with Swansea based firm Beor Wilson and Lloyd and teaching on the undergraduate programme at Swansea. Amanda is also a SRA external examiner.


Membership:

Solicitor of the Supreme Court

Member of the Law Society

Teaching

  • LA-363 English Legal System for Graduate Diploma in Law regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar

    Module provides an introduction to the organisation and structure of the English Legal System

  • LAPM02 Litigation

    Students are trained to act as a Criminal Practitioner from the moment they are instructed by a client in custody to the point at which s/he is tried in the Magistrates¿ Court. Students also consider the advantages and disadvantages of summary trial and trial on indictment. The overriding objective of the Civil Litigation element of the Litigation module is to provide students with the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to work effectively in a civil litigation, dispute management or personal injury department.

  • LAPM11 Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence

    The overriding objective of the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence module is to build up knowledge and confidence in respect of personal injury and clinical negligence litigation, in order that on completion of the module a student can conduct a personal injury matter and a clinical negligence matter from taking the initial instructions from the client through to settlement / trial. The students will handle an employer`s liability scenario and a clinical negligence scenario and will have the opportunity to undertake all procedural steps required in dealing with such claims. The student will be expected to apply and develop the skills introduced in the civil litigation module to more complex personal injury and clinical negligence matters.

  • LAPM17A Wills and Administration of Estates

    The overriding objective of the Wills and Administration of Estates module is to ensure that a student develops an overview of the law and practice relating to Wills, grants of representation and administration of estates and becomes familiar with the relevant documentation. On completion of the module a student will be able to conduct a matter from taking the initial instructions from a client and drafting a will through to the administration of an estate and the preparation of a set of estate accounts.

  • LAPM19 Course Skills

    Skills are essential and integral to the course. Skills appear throughout the course and will be practised and developed in both the compulsory and elective sections of the LPC. Students are assessed throughout the course on a number of key skills. However, before they are assessed and have plenty of opportunity to learn and practise the skills required. This is through formal class contact (in the introductory block, or in the individual subjects), in their own practice time, their own reading and through supervised practice, where they informally practise skills with staff who give them feedback

  • LAPM19A Course Skills (A)

    Skills are essential and integral to the course. Skills appear throughout the course and will be practised and developed in both the compulsory and elective sections of the LPC. Students are assessed throughout the course on a number of key skills. However, before they are assessed and have plenty of opportunity to learn and practise the skills required. This is through formal class contact (in the introductory block, or in the individual subjects), in their own practice time, their own reading and through supervised practice, where they informally practise skills with staff who give them feedback

  • LAPM19B Course Skills (B)

    Skills are essential and integral to the course. Skills appear throughout the course and will be practised and developed in both the compulsory and elective sections of the LPC. Students are assessed throughout the course on a number of key skills. However, before they are assessed and have plenty of opportunity to learn and practise the skills required. This is through formal class contact (in the introductory block, or in the individual subjects), in their own practice time, their own reading and through supervised practice, where they informally practise skills with staff who give them feedback

  • LAPM33 Solicitors Accounts

    The Solicitors¿ Accounts module aims to impress upon students the importance of adhering to the Solicitors Accounts Rules (the Rules) and to give students a thorough understanding of solicitors¿ accounts, such that they are competent to be entrusted with client money. Students will complete realistic exercises that require them to record all the ledger entries that would occur on a typical file, using a double entry bookkeeping system that accords with the Rules. This will entail repeatedly identifying client, office and controlled trust money and the steps that must be taken when handling this money. Students will record the financial transactions that are typical of civil litigation (including conditional fee agreement), property, probate, company and commercial work. Students will also practice preparing completion statements. As well as these transactional exercises, students will encounter stand alone exercises in which they are required to apply the Rules and identify an appropriate course of action. Students will be given an intensive introduction to Solicitors¿ Accounts in the foundation course, with 2 LGS and 2 SGS. This is followed by a further 3 LGS and 3 SGS. Ordinarily a topic will be introduced in LGS before being explored in SGS the following week. As well as these discreet sessions, students will also be required to identify SAR issues as they arise in the Core Practice Areas and deal with these in an appropriate manner. In particular, Solicitors¿ Accounts will be regularly encountered in PLP, Civil Litigation and Probate. Students will have a mock assessment in Solicitors¿ Accounts which will be marked and returned to students, to enable students to reflect on their performance before the assessment.