I chose to study at UCL Laws because of its central London location; its reputation as a world-leading university; and its rich history.
My best memories of UCL Laws were interacting with the excellent teaching staff, whom I engaged with on the wide variety of modules I was able to take. I also spent a lot of time with my classmates in the ‘bowling alley’ area of Bentham House, which was a great social hub.
Since graduating, I completed the Law Society finals before working as a solicitor. I am now partner in the human rights law firm, Leigh Day, where I have worked for nearly 30 years, specialising personal injury cases. I am recognised as a leader in this field having been awarded a Fellowship of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and have been ranked as a star individual by legal directories for many years.
My advice for students would be: don't study all the time. Take advantage of UCL’s central London location and make as many friends from as diverse a group as possible - not just the people you are studying with. Make full use of the careers and other services available to you at UCL. Most importantly, to find a job you are going to love, work out what you are passionate about. This led me to a career where I am using the law to support people through life changing circumstances and working at a firm which has built its reputation on pursuing controversial cases with a political angle to bring about social change.