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Chris Sutton (LLB Law, 2009)

Tell us briefly about yourself and career.

I was called to the Bar by Lincolns Inn in 2010 and have become a specialist in Family Law through the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in Berkshire/Oxfordshire.

Why did you choose to study at the University of Reading?

I fell in love with the scenic campus and the views over the lake from Foxhill House.

What was the best bit about living and studying in Reading?

Reading reminded me of my home town - friendly town with a great community that was really going places and was in effect a city.

What top tips would you give to students who are beginning their studies?

Never be afraid to ask for help even if it's from your peers - in fact it's probably best to ask them first.

What are you up to now? How did you get there?

I did vocational training at a specific college in London and then found employment back in the Thanes valley and worked hard.

What would be your top tips for students interested in working in this sector?

Never give up. Practice your practical skills as much as you academic ones. Do something interesting away from law as it makes you more rounded.

How has the University of Reading and the Careers Centre helped in your chosen career path?

Careers were helpful with cv work and ideas don't be afraid to use them.

What are your top tips for students graduating this year? What should they be doing to secure the job they want?

Be prepared to focus on you as an individual away from your degree score. Employers want a rounded person who is different, dynamic and is interesting to be around.

What does the University mean to you and what is your favourite memory?

The university holds a very close place in my heart. I think it is part of the reason I still live in the town. My memories of winning moot competitions, volunteering and making many friends in a variety of fields will stay with me forever.

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