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Lucy Redshaw

Career Path: Trainee Solicitor, DJMS Solicitors
Location: Consett, UK

Having studied Law at Undergraduate level at an alternative University, before then going on to complete my LPC at Northumbria, I realised I wanted to focus my legal interests in a specific area to improve my chances of obtaining a Training Contract in Criminal Law. I was studying my Criminology and Criminal Justice MA when I became employed by DJMS, and believe that my insight through study has assisted me.

What are you doing now?Lucy Redshaw

I now work mainly in the Crown Court department at my firm. I manage cases, assist counsel and take instructions from clients. I enjoy my role, it’s very busy and no two days are the same but I’m enjoying moving forward to qualify as a solicitor.

What was it about Northumbria that made you decide to study here?

I decided to study at Northumbria due to the fact that the Course was a Coursework/Assignment-only based Masters Degree. The academics have a vast amount of knowledge and passion for their fields. The course also covered a wide variety of topics.

What was it like studying at Northumbria?

Studying the course involved lectures, seminars, group work, and assignments. The course was engaging and varied. Feedback and assistance from staff helped you to achieve good grades.

How connected was your course with industry?

My course wasn’t particularly linked to my industry, however the LPC had been and so this wasn’t a major concern.

What was the best thing about your course?

The passion of the staff and meeting a group of friends who are now my friends for life.

How did studying at Northumbria help you achieve your career goals/ give your career an edge?

My studies helped me to understand the ongoing struggles and difficulties within the British Criminal Justice System to a more in-depth extent. Completing the MA also showed my dedication to this legal area.

What advice would you give somebody who is considering studying at Northumbria?

To go for it

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