About us

Revise SQE is a team effort, bringing together some of the most qualified legal educators and publishing professionals to devise a unique series of books and ebooks for SQE1.

Series editors

Amy Sixsmith

I’m a senior lecturer in law and undergraduate LL.B. programme leader at the University of Sunderland. I’ve taught on undergraduate and postgraduate law courses for 12 years, and was one of the academic leads involved in transforming the University’s LL.B. programme to comply with the specification of the Solicitors Qualifying Examination.  

David Sixsmith

I am a Senior Lecturer in Law and the programme leader for the Legal Practice Course and postgraduate SQE provision at the University of Sunderland. I am a non-practising solicitor and have previously been a partner at a high street firm. I am heavily involved with the development of the profession-facing legal education provision at the University of Sunderland, and teach Dispute Resolution and Wills & Administration of Estates as part of our SQE offering.


Multiple Choice Questions Advisor

Mark Thomas

I am a senior lecturer in law at Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University, specialising in criminal law, procedure and evidence. I have taught law for a number of years at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including on the Legal Practice Course. I have published academic textbooks in the field of criminal law and evidence and have extensive experience in writing revision-style books for law students. I am the author of Revise SQE Criminal Law, Revise SQE Criminal Practice and Revise SQE Ethics and Professional Conduct. 

Sales and Marketing

Sue Hall

I have a wealth of experience in sales and marketing gained from working at Jordan Publishing and College of Law Publishing. In recent years, I’ve set up Hall and Stott Publishing with a colleague and am responsible for researching courses and developing our law books and ebooks. I have excellent contacts in academia and the book trade, and bring a personal approach to marketing, selling and distributing titles.

Editorial Development

Sonya Barker

I am an editor with over 20 years’ experience in the publishing industry. Formerly a senior commissioning editor within the HE textbook division of Palgrave Macmillan, I now work independently with a range of academic and trade non-fiction publishers. I bring my editorial expertise, insights and creative thinking to a diverse array of subject areas, and I enjoy working closely with field experts to produce accessible, authoritative texts that equip readers for personal and professional success.

Peter Hooper

I’m an experienced publisher with a successful background creating engaging print and digital content across many professions. From list management, commissioning, and development, I approach tasks with imagination and good humour to deliver high-quality resources that enable readers to achieve their full potential. 

Becky Taylor

I have over 20 years’ experience as an editor in academic publishing across companies big and small, and was formerly the law publisher at Pearson, responsible for the popular Law Express series. I helped set up the Revise SQE series in its early stages and worked with the authors and publishing team to come up with the series format. Launching any new book is always exciting but working on this series has been one of my most enjoyable projects to date: the authors and editors are so experienced and friendly, and each book has been carefully crafted to help students do their very best in this new and challenging assessment.


Jonathan Harris


I’m the elder statesman of the team having been a publisher for nearly 40 years, helping students succeed in achieving their professional goals. I was one of the founders of the law publisher, Blackstone Press and I also started Learning Matters, publishing books for teachers, social workers and nurses. For many years I’ve worked on the LPC manuals published by CLP and I’m also President of the Independent Publishers Guild.