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Rakesh S

Chartered Legal Executive | DAC Beachcroft

Profile Highlights:

  • Qualified Barrister and Chartered Legal Executive
  • First generation university student and lawyer
  • State school educated
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My aspiration to become a lawyer can be traced back to an autobiography I drafted in my first year of high school.

I attended a state school in Bristol and in 2008, I graduated with a degree in Law from the University of Glamorgan. I continued my studies by completing my Masters at the University of Bristol and my Bar Vocational Course (‘BVC’) at BPP Law School in London.

I joined DAC Beachcroft in July 2010 where during my career I have been exposed to various areas of law ranging from Credit Hire Insurance litigation work to high profile complex personal injury litigation claims. I am currently based in the property litigation team and deal with insurance recovery claims.

As the first generation university student and lawyer, I had no real guidance and did not know what to expect.

My aspiration to become an advocate stemmed from my experience during my studies where I was exposed to mooting and debating competitions, hence embarking upon a career at the Bar. Upon completion of the BVC and after incurring a mountain of debt, I decided to take a year to gain some experience in a well-established law firm. However, soon after I received news that my wife and I were expecting our first son, I wanted to ensure I played an active role in my son’s upbringing and therefore decided to ‘park’ my aspiration of becoming an advocate. However, my determination of being the best I can and in order to progress, I qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in 2016.

Having experienced most (if not all) avenues of entering the legal profession, I firmly believe I can give back and offer guidance to those who aspire to enter the legal profession.

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