Networking and taking on every opportunity are the keys to a successful legal career, according to Edge Hill University Law graduate Adam Williams.
Adam was already aware of the Law department’s reputation and a visit to a university open day confirmed that this was where he wanted to study.
“I was impressed by their open and friendly approach when the staff were liaising with students about the course,” he says. “I really enjoyed my course and my time at the university and, if I could, I would go back and do it all again. The most enjoyable part was meeting new people and forming lasting friendships which I still have today.
“I chose Law because of my interest in it as a subject area and due to the simple fact that I wanted the challenges it offered and to work with key people within the profession. I would certainly recommend the course to others and would advise anyone considering Law to consider Edge Hill as an option. The best parts of the course are the dedicated involvement of the Law society made up of existing students, with the assistance of various lecturers.”
Following graduation in 2012, Adam went on to complete the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) at Nottingham Law School. He is now working within a personal injury solicitors firm as an In-House Advocate. His role involves attending court, providing advice on quantum, the amount of money a successful claimant will receive in a court action, and advising file handlers on legal issues. Long term, he plans to obtain a Pupillage and practice as a Barrister.
Adam adds: “My main tip for anyone going in to a legal career is to get involved with as much as you can at university, and don’t be afraid to network. Showing dedication to the Law and its many aspects is key if you wish to work within the profession.”
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