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Leading lights from the law profession attend reunion


Top judges, solicitors and a crown prosecutor were among the distinguished alumni to attend a reunion celebrating 50 years of law education at the University of Wolverhampton. 

More than 100 guests attended the Law Alumni Reunion in the University’s historic Chancellor’s Hall on Thursday, 12 October 2018.

The keynote speakers at the event included alumnus Judge Tanweer Ikram, who was appointed as Deputy Senior District Judge (Chief Magistrate) by the Queen in 2017.  

Her Honour Judge Carole Burgher, who began sitting as a Circuit Judge in the Family Court at Birmingham in February this year, also shared her experiences of studying at what was then Wolverhampton Polytechnic.

Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor for the West Midlands, Suzanne Llewellyn, who studied an LLB (Hons) at Wolverhampton, also spoke at the dinner.

Graduates and lecturers from the last 50 years of the Wolverhampton Law School attended the event, which started with a reception in the Lord Swraj Paul Building and a tour of the old Law facilities in the Arthur Storey Building.

A BA in Law was offered by Wolverhampton Polytechnic from the late 1960s. Guests included alumni from the very first cohort of LLB students who graduated from Wolverhampton Polytechnic in 1975.

Head of the Law School, Sukhninder Panesar, said: “There is so much talent that has been through the doors of the University of Wolverhampton Law School and gone on to practise law as judges, barristers and solicitors. We were delighted to welcome so many graduates from the last 50 years back to the University to celebrate their achievements, showcase our vision for the future and encourage them to offer whatever help and support they can to the next generation of law graduates.”

The Law School recently launched its own journal, Wolverhampton Law Journal.

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Picture caption: (l-r) Judge Tanweer Ikram, Suzanne Llewellyn, Sukhninder Panesar and Her Honour Judge Carole Burgher with a plaque presented to the University by the first cohort of law graduates in 1975.

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