Legal view from the top gives students a vision for the future
Students at Swansea University's School of Law have been given a view from the top of their profession.
Andrew Holroyd OBE, the President of the Law Society of England and Wales, visited the School to speak with students on the Legal Practice Course (LPC), the vocational stage of their legal training.
Picture: Andrew Holroyd with LPC students Dan Dowen and Hena Monat, at the University's School of Law.
Mr Holroyd discussed how the legal profession is changing, particularly in terms of consolidation within the UK's law firms. He also stressed the importance of the legal profession to the British economy, highlighting the fact that over 20% of the world’s legal work is undertaken through the UK.
And with the legal markets in China and India opening up to foreign competition, the opportunities for those entering the profession today are more exciting and diverse than ever before.
Speaking after his visit to the University, Mr Holroyd said: "It is always good to talk to the movers and shakers of tomorrow. Those studying Law now can look forward to many exciting opportunities; the profession is changing rapidly, and I have no doubt that it is today’s students who will be taking up the challenge and making a real difference.
"I have to say that I am extremely impressed with the School of Law at Swansea University. The School is clearly thinking about the future and is adept at seizing opportunities as they present themselves."
Professor Iwan Davies, Head of the School of Law (pictured with Mr Holroyd), said: "We are delighted that Andrew Holroyd found the time in his busy schedule to visit the School, and for his personal interest in legal education at Swansea."