Ms Michaela Leyshon
Senior Lecturer
Legal Practice & Graduate Diploma Law
Telephone: (01792) 602374
Room: Office - 106
First Floor
Richard Price Building
Singleton Campus

Michaela has a broad background in litigation specialising in civil and family law including personal injury and both public and private law family work.

Michaela currently assists in delivering the Civil Litigation and Probate courses and is responsible for the Family Law and Practice and Child Care Law elective courses

Michaela combines teaching with practice and is an associate solicitor with local firm Smith Llewelyn Partnership.

When in practice full time Michaela was involved in establishing the School’s Pro Bono Clinic and has continued to co-ordinate this since joining the LPC team.

Michaela is also a Local Conciliation Officer for the SRA and a member of the committee for the Swansea YSG and Swansea Local Law Society.


Academic/Employment Background:

Michaela edited the ILEX Manuals for the Level 6 qualifications in 2006.


Membership:

The Law Society

Resolutions

APIL

SRA


Teaching

  • LAA226 Foundations in Legal Practice

    This module is designed to develop students' knowledge of how the legal rules they have been learning about over the past 2 years are applied in both contentious and non-contentious practice in England & Wales. There are two key aspects to this module: 1. You will study how professional ethics forms the heart of professional regulation and underpins how lawyers advise and represent their clients. 2. To fully appreciate how this all works, you will be introduced to the practical skills that all practising layers must develop i.e. practical legal research, interviewing, advocacy, writing, drafting and negotiation. By applying these skills to aspects of legal practice, you will develop a solid foundation for undertaking your professional vocational study (be it the Legal Practice Course or the Bar Professional Training Course) and achieve your career in legal practice.

  • LAA326 Foundations in Legal Practice

    This module is designed to develop students knowledge of how the legal rules they have been learning about over the past 2 years are applied in both contentious and non-contentious practice in England & Wales. There are two key aspects to this module: 1. You will study how professional ethics forms the heart of professional regulation and underpins how lawyers advise and represent their clients. 2. To fully appreciate how this all works, you will be introduced to the practical skills that all practising layers must develop i.e. practical legal research, interviewing, advocacy, writing, drafting and negotiation. By applying these skills to aspects of legal practice, you will develop a solid foundation for undertaking your professional vocational study (be it the Legal Practice Course or the Bar Professional Training Course) and achieve your career in legal practice.

  • 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 MagistratesÂż 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.

  • LAPM08 Family and Child Law and Practice

    The overriding objective of the Family Law & Practice module is for students to understand and experience how a family solicitor deals with clients, conducts a case and ensures that they cat in the best interests of their client whilst balancing this with the aims of the Law Society Family Protocol.

  • 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