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23 May 2024

Industry Insights: Sam Brett, Senior Associate and Licensed Conveyancer

Hear from Wilson Browne Solicitors‘ Sam Brett, Senior Associate and Licensed Conveyancer at Wilson Browne Solicitors, about her thoughts on studying online, getting ahead in the legal industry and gaining support from your employer.


Describe your journey through education

My journey through education is I didn’t finish my A-levels, didn’t want to go to university, ended up working for Wilson Browne Solicitors in conveyancing. Enjoyed it. So I took on some paralegal courses and eventually decided to study to be a licensed conveyancer with the Council for Licensed Conveyancers.


What are your study tips for aspiring lawyers?

So my tips would be organisation is key. Past papers and revise, revise, revise.


What benefits have you seen to online learning?

So obviously with the old school learning you had to be in a certain place at a certain time. With online learning, it is much more flexible you learn around your life, whether that be work life, social life, family life, you do it to suit you usually at a time scale to suit you also.


How did you approach your studies?

So I had a weekly plan which I tried to stick to. Obviously I had my certain days that I had to study on weekends were not for studying, but I would organise myself to study at least one morning over weekends to make sure that I fitted in with the module time that I had for each course.


How did you prioritise your studies around work and life?

I had a very supportive partner who would keep everything running at home to allow me to study. My firm was also very supportive. If I had exams coming up, I would be able to take study leave to prepare for those exams. Support around you is key.


What are your tips for getting ahead in a legal career?

So my tips for getting ahead in your legal career: work hard. You need to put the work in. You need to get out of your comfort zone. You need to put yourself out there, get your name out there, get recognised.


What are the benefits of supporting training for firms like Wilson Browne?

So I think the benefits of being supported by the firm are that if the firm invest in you, support you, bring on the next generation of lawyers, then you are going to give back to the firm.


Why would you recommend studying law online?

I’m by no means saying it’s easy, but with the flexibility that online learning offers these days, everyone has laptops, everyone has iPads, tablets. It’s very it’s more accessible. It is much more flexible and a lot easier to gain support and access to materials.



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