DSC_0206Daniel Radford1

 

“The course prepared me well for my career too. There were lots of extra-curricular workshops, employability programmes and a work experience module which really helped bridge the gap between university and working life.”

Discovering a simple legal fact – the difference between burglary, robbery and theft – at a sixth form taster session was what first sparked Daniel Radford’s interest in Law. He realised the subject offered a fascinating challenge, and gave him the opportunity for a great career.

He discovered the LLB Law Honours course at Edge Hill University, graduated in 2013, and then went on to qualify as a barrister after completing the Bar Professional Training Course at City University, London.

“I loved Edge Hill and university life,” says Daniel. “At the first open day I went to, the lecturers were engaging and that really made my mind up. The campus is brilliant, the course totally lived up to expectations, I loved it from day one and I involved myself in student life as much as I could.

“The course prepared me well for my career too. There were lots of extra-curricular workshops, employability programmes and a work experience module which really helped bridge the gap between university and working life.”

Since graduation and his barrister’s qualification, Daniel has worked as a county court advocate, predominately appearing on behalf of claimants in landlord/tenant disputes, mortgage possession hearings, and compensation cases. In addition, he is exploring many aspects of commercial law, and has a growing interest in sports law too.

Daniel has also carried out some challenging pro bono work, assisting in a Citizens’ Advice Bureau in Camden where he worked for the Macmillan charity, advising clients who were very ill or suffering from terminal cancers. He says it showed him a whole new aspect to the law.

And his advice to those considering the profession?

“The crucial thing is to go into it with your eyes open,” he says. “Get experience in the profession, do work experience in a solicitors’ office or barristers’ chambers. The danger can be that you see a legal drama on TV and think that’s what it’s really like – but when you see it first-hand it’s very different!”

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