Team Carpenters - Liam Hall
20 August 2021
We’re passionate about Learning & Development and have a culture of promoting internally.
We hear from Liam Hall about where he is up to in his career and what is next for him on his legal career path.
Read Liam's story:
“I have just finished year one of two for my Legal Practice Course which I’m taking part-time at Liverpool John Moores University. I started this in September 2020, having the first few weeks of lectures in person before we moved to full, online learning. The challenge of online learning definitely made a massive difference, dealing with a lot of the work on my own from home. It made reaching out to other students and arranging online study groups way more important, especially during the Covid second wave when we could no longer meet in the library.
This year I have managed to provide my competency in Practical Legal Research, writing, drafting and interviewing. I also managed to get Distinctions in Business Law and Practice, Private Client and Family Law. Next year my core modules will be Property Law, Civil and Criminal Litigation, Solicitors Accounts and Professional Conduct. I will also be electing to take a module in Advanced Personal Injury which will no doubt help me in my career at Carpenters Group. Finally, as I’m taking the LPC combined with a Masters in Legal Practice, a large portion of my marks next year will come down to my dissertation which will need to be submitted around this time next year.
I’m excited for the next semester to start in September but I’m also apprehensive. I know how hard this first year has been for everyone, especially those in my student cohort who work in legal practice while doing their studies. I’m glad I have the support from my team at Carpenters who understand how hard these studies can be and have made changes where they can to help me with my studies.
As far as the future is concerned, I suppose I’ll be applying for Training Contracts as they become available. I’m definitely looking to take those next steps as a Trainee as soon as I can to keep the ball rolling on my career in the law.”