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Meet the Team

Miss Clare Kelly

Recruitment and Admissions Officer

Clare Kelly - Student Recruitment Officer

Clare is your first port of call for any queries on Direct Entry. She deals with all admissions and recruitment for home and overseas students. This includes entry criteria, scholarships, English requirements, travel grants, UCAS information, clearing, CAS, accommodation, fees, visa’s, module selection, BRP cards, presentations and pre departure briefing. Clare is also the main contact with AUG.

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Professor Rob Stokes LL.B, Ph.D

Professor Rob Stokes

Dr Rob Stokes specialises in financial and banking law, including money laundering. Rob is particularly interested in the confidential nature of the banker-customer relationship and the inroads made in recent years into banking secrecy, fuelled by increasing recognition of the threat posed by money laundering and terrorist financing. Rob’s work focuses on the role of professionals under the now-numerous disclosure provisions and the impact on professional relationships.

Rob is also interested in issues surrounding financial capability and financial exclusion, including depositor/consumer awareness and access to mainstream financial services and products. In the context of financial literacy, he is examining the significance of the recent transfer of the ‘public awareness’ objective from the Financial Services Authority to the independent Consumer Financial Education Body.

Prizes or Honours

Ede and Ravenscroft Prize for Outstanding Postgraduate Performance (The University of Liverpool, 2003)



Professor Anu Arora LL.B, Ph.D

Professor Anu Arora

Anu obtained her LLB degree from the University of Birmingham and went on to study for the Bar Part II examinations. She was called to the Bar in 1978. Anu then returned to the University of Birmingham and obtained her Doctorate in the area of Banking Law.

Anu extensive experience in the teaching of Commercial Law subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Currently, she teaches on the LLB Company Law and Banking Law modules for our final year undergraduate students. In the recent past she has also taught Contract Law to year 1 students.

She has published extensively in Company and Banking Law.

Prizes or Honours

Fellow - Institute of Financial Services (Royal Institute of Bankers, 2003)



Ms Anna Vowles

School Head of Operations

Anna Vowles, Head of School Operations

Anna is School Head of Operations and provides leadership and overarching responsibility for the recruitment, development and effective line management of Professional Services Staff to ensure that key administrative functions supporting research and finance, staffing, student experience and operations receive appropriate administrative and specialist support to the highest standards. As a member of the School Management Team, Anna works closely with the Dean of SLSJ on the development and implementation of the School's strategies and plans, and to ensure close alignment between Professional Services and the academic structure.


Miss Kayte Kelley

Student Experience Team Leader - Education

Kayte Kelley 

Kayte's role is to work with academic and professional service colleagues to oversee all aspects of the student experience in the School - this is from registration to graduation and beyond. The main areas are in relation to registration, timetabling, examinations and assessment support, administrative support for the Law Clinic, Liverpool Online programmes, Truman Bodden Law School and the University of Liverpool in Singapore.


Miss Holly Nodwell

Student Experience Team Leader - Enhancement


Holly is the Team Leader for the Enhancement Team. Holly supports the School Management Team in shaping the School’s Education Strategy as well as monitoring and providing regular reports on the position of the School in terms of SLSJ's performance against education strategies, enhancement plans and KPIs.