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BA (Hons) Law and Criminology graduate Mairead Platt always wanted to qualify as a solicitor

School of Justice graduate, Mairead Platt, wanted to qualify as a solicitor and opted to go down the traditional route by firstly completing our degree in Law and Criminology.

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Maired's Journey

After graduating, Mairead continued her studies with the University of Central Lancashire and went on to gain her Master’s in Legal Practice part-time whilst completing her training contract at local firm, Dylan Nair Solicitors Limited.

Mairead was keen to pursue a career in corporate law, so upon qualifying, she moved to KBL Solicitors LLP as a newly qualified solicitor where she gained experience in the corporate department. Mairead was then approached by Brabners LLP to join them and is now working as a Corporate Solicitor.

Mairead’s role involves advising SME’s on all corporate matters including mergers and acquisitions, company restructures, and shareholders agreements.

Looking back on her time at UCLan, Mairead said: I made some lasting friendships and still keep in touch with the friends I met. The social aspect of University was great, but there was also a huge amount of support and advice from tutors which was really helpful. I had the opportunity to take part in several extra-curricular activities including mooting and mediation that helped develop my skills.

Mairead has some sound advice for students, she said: “Securing a training contract can be difficult; however, be persistent and don't give up. Keep your options open and try to gain experience along the way.”