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“CILEx Law School staff are efficient, friendly and sympathetic.”

CILEx Law School Student Survey


Our Academic Team

“ Although it is distance learning, CILEx Law School is extremely supportive and offers a tailored learning programme which is easy to follow.”

“ The tutors are all very supportive, clear and helpful. The academic helpline and email address supporters are proactive.”

Our Academic Team is available during office hours to take your calls and answer any course material related queries you may have. If you need help in understanding a topic in your course manual, or if you are struggling with a question in your study exercise, you can get in touch with them on the Student Area forum, by email or by phone.

The will also offer you advice on timetabling at the beginning of your studies to ensure that you have a manageable course load.

Our tutors

CILEx Law School works with team of excellent internal and external tutors. Subject specialists, they provide personalised and detailed feedback to students on their study exercises and mock exams submitted through the Student Area. For the practice and professional skills courses you will be allocated a specific tutor who will support you throughout the duration of the course.

“ The tutors are amazing ! Thank you!”

“ The tutors I have had always went above and beyond - it was always much appreciated.”

Meet the team

These are some of the people you might be in touch with as a CILEx Law School student. 

Top row: Rabinder, Natasha, Laila, Lindsey, Clovis and Katherine
Bottom row: Edward, Lisa, Kim (Academic Director), Sarah, Rachel and Rosemary

“ Prompt answering of phone. Very polite and helpful staff. Trouble taken to respond to exact query. Very thorough marking and encouraging comments by some markers. Overall an impressive set of responses for the 'lonely' distance learner.”

Kim MorrisonKim Morrison CILEx Law School Academic Director
Academic Director

Kim joined CILEx Law School in September 2010 as a Learning and Development Advisor, providing support to students and advice to law firms and in-house legal departments on CILEx training programmes. She was appointed Academic Manager in 2012 and has overall responsibility for the quality and development of all CILEx Law School study programmes. Kim is a member of the Management Team and Academic Management Group. Kim studied French and Modern Greek at Birmingham University, and after a period teaching English in Greece, undertook the CPE at Birmingham University and the Law Society Finals course at De Montfort University. Kim qualified as a solicitor with Edge and Ellison (now Hammonds) and worked in their personal injury department. She went on to lecture at Nottingham Trent University, where she was involved in distance learning course provision, as well as the full and part time LLB, and was responsible for providing pastoral support to first year students. Kim also spent a couple of years working as a Magistrates’ legal adviser, and maintained her interest in training by becoming involved in the development and delivery of training for local magistrates.

Sarah Henderson
Academic Manager

Sarah joined CILEx Law School in 2015. Prior to that she worked as a university lecturer. As Deputy Academic Manager, Sarah works closely with tutors to ensure the high quality of marking and revision classes. She also provides academic support for students throughout their studies, and is involved with the production of course materials. Sarah is also a member of the Academic Development Group.


Edward StoneEdward Stone CILEx Law School Editorial Manager
Editorial Manager 

Edward studied Classics at St. Annes College, Oxford. After graduating he trained to become a solicitor, specialising in probate and private client work. He later took up lecturing, and joined CILEx Law School in 1997. As editorial manager Edward is responsible for liaising with the numerous freelance subject specialists who write our academic materials, and for managing the in-house editing and publishing departments, to ensure that our publications meet our quality standards, and that all materials are published on time. He is also a member of CILEx Law School's Academic Development Group.

Kathryn KirbyKathryn Kirby CILEx Law School Courses Manager
Courses Manager

After passing the CILEx Associate exams Kathryn gained her first degree in Law at Leicester Polytechnic (now De Montfort University). Since then she has gained an LLM in Welfare Laws from Leicester University and an LPC by distance learning at Nottingham Trent University. She has spent many years lecturing and tutoring in law in Universities in Leicester and Warwick, and has experience of practice in the areas of costs and civil litigation. Kathryn is a member of the Academic Development Group.


Lisa KidgerLisa Kidger CILEx Law School Deputy Academic Manager
E-learning Manager

Lisa graduated from the University of Nottingham with a first in law and completed her LPC at BPP Law School with distinction. She has a teaching qualification through City & Guilds and a MA in Online and Distance Education from the Open University. As E-Learning Manager she is involved in the oversight of the Student Area, the development of new e-learning materials, and the provision of academic support to students. Lisa is also a member of the Academic Development Group.


Rosemary Verlander-Smith
Professional Courses ManagerRosemary Verlander-Smith CILEx Law School Professional Courses Manager

Rosemary joined CILEx Law School's Professional Courses team as a senior administrator in 2001, becoming manager of the department in July 2004. She has considerable experience of part-time law programmes, having completed her own LLB through De Montfort University's part-time programme while working for CILEx Law School. Rosemary is extremely well versed on the routes available to Legal Executives and non-law graduates to qualify as solicitors, and is always happy to spend time discussing course options with prospective students.

Get in touch

Call us on 01234 844300 to find out how we can help you to make the best choices for your future.

“ Fantastic help and support for minor or major queries. If they cannot answer straight away, CILEx Law School staff always get back to me.”

All quotes are from the CLS Student Survey 2016