Meet Karl Brown who, after graduating, spent time working as a paralegal, before completing a training contract with Porter Dodson. He joined Clarke Willmott LLP in 2005 and is now a Senior Associate.
|Current job role||Senior Associate|
|Year of graduation||1996|
|Course of study||LLB (Hons) Law|
University life and experience
Karl decided to study at the University of Hertfordshire after visiting an Open Day. He was initially impressed by the facilities, the friendly students and staff as well as the diversity within our community. He says, ‘I felt that studying amongst different nationalities would enhance my student experience and enable me to develop an understanding of different cultures.’
Throughout his studies, Karl’s love of the subject was encouraged and fuelled by the excellent teaching and support he received. The diversity of the modules also enabled him to explore different areas of law and their application to businesses. He says, ‘The best thing about my course was that it gave me the knowledge in core areas of law such as contract, property and tort, but also allowed me to study business course modules alongside my law modules. The business course modules were useful as they confirmed that I would eventually want to work for commercial clients in a commercial law firm.’
Karl hopes to become a Partner at his current law firm, Clarke Willmott LLP. However, he would also like to continue his work as a Social Mobility Ambassador for the Law Society of England and Wales. In 2019, he launched the Bristol Property Inclusion Charter which is a vehicle to increase diversity and inclusion in the Bristol Property industry/sector and is the first city property inclusion charter in the UK.