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Mrs Sarah Saunders

Reader in Law

School of Law and Politics

+44 29208 74000 ext 77398
Law Building, Room 3.25, Museum Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3AX



Reader in Law (Teaching and Scholarship)

CPLS Academic Misconduct Co-ordinator

Former member of University Senate and of the University Court




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


Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)




LLM-LEGAL PRACTICE COURSE and LLM-BAR TRAINING COURSE: overall module lead for the LLM 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.

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

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 the Wales Employment Tribunal.

EXPERT WITNESS ACCREDITATION: director and lead assessor of the Cardiff University Law School Bond Solon (CUBS) Expert Witness Certificate scheme run by Cardiff University in conjunction with the UK legal training provider Bond Solon.

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

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





Sarah Saunders (2022) 'Compliance with the rules of court as an expert witness'.                             

Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers – Forensic Engineering

Volume 175, 2022 issue 4 (November 2022), pages 93-95

ICE Publishing, London.


Sarah Saunders (2019) 'Streetlaw – assisting access to justice in the Employment Tribunal: A practice report'.

The International Journal of Public Legal Education, Vol. 3 No. 1 (2019), 50-74.


Sarah Saunders (2019) 'Blackstone's statutes on employment law 2018–2019' review.

The Law Teacher: The International Journal of Legal Education, 53:3, 393-395.


Sarah Saunders (2016) 'How civil engineers can be better expert witnesses'.                          

Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers – Forensic Engineering

Volume 170, 2017 issue 1 (February 2017), pages 6-7

ICE Publishing, London.


Sarah Saunders (2016) 'Use your judgment'.                                                                            

RICS Modus, December/January issue, page 42

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Sunday, London.     


Sarah Saunders (2016) 'Ask the assessor – first aid for the medical expert witness'.                     

Royal College of Physicians – Commentary

October 2016, issue 5, pages 16-17

Royal College of Physicians, London.


Sarah Saunders (2004) 'The application of practical legal research in the solicitor's office'.        

Legal Information Management, 4 (2004), pages 44-47

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.




I studied law at Aberystwyth University and the College of Law, Guildford. Following my training, I worked as a solicitor at Morgan Bruce and Morgan Cole (now Blake Morgan LLP) in Cardiff and Swansea, specialising in company and commercial matters. This included company and business sales and acquisitions, corporate finance, non-contentious employment law, and occupational pension schemes. I continued to provide advice to Morgan Cole on a consultancy basis following my appointment to Cardiff University.

Early in my University career, I pursued a further degree course on a part-time basis at the University and graduated with a Bachelor of Education degree in vocational training. I published an article on practical research skills for trainee solicitors based on my B.Ed dissertation. I have also written and published several articles on expert witness skills for professionals.

More recently, I 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. I have also published a practice report on the "Streetlaw in the Employment Tribunal" project I supervise as part of the University's pro bono offering to students.  


Professional memberships

Higher Education Academy / Advance HE:

  • 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



GDL - I supervise a variety of essay titles for students engaged in the Extended Essay module of the Graduate Diploma in Law


LLM - I also supervise employment law research projects for students pursuing the LLM-LPC and LLM-BTC




  • professional legal education
  • expert witness
  • employment law
  • clinical legal education
  • academic integrity