Assembly Speaker - Daniel Futter.
On Monday 23 of April, the Sixth Form assembly speaker was an ex-pupil Daniel Futter, who is a lawyer working for the Metropolitan Police. He spoke to us about his experiences as a lawyer and gave a fascinating insight as to what it's like to work for the Metropolitan Police, where he mostly deals with legislation surrounding terrorism. He spoke to us about how in just one case there could be a crossover of 4 or 5 different strands of the law that are pertinent.
Daniel also responded to the many questions posed by the audience, concerning the different areas of law you can focus on, as well as law degrees versus law conversions. He himself studied History at university and went on to do a law conversion. He underlined that with regards future employment, there is no distinction between a straight law degree or a law conversion.
It was surprising to see the vast array of options available for lawyers to specialise in, such as entertainment law, criminal law, family law and immigration law, showing how, as a lawyer, you are able to focus on areas within the profession that match your passions and interests.