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Mark Stafford - Partner at Lee & Thompson LLP (LLB 1999)

The Law School at Newcastle had an excellent reputation, plus I loved the city. The range of topics taught was excellent, it was there that I learnt that there was such a thing as entertainment law, which then became my primary focus and the area in which I now work. Newcastle's such a vibrant and friendly city, easy to get around with a fantastic arts, music and cultural scene. I'm a partner in the dispute resolution, digital and brand protection teams at leading UK media and entertainment law firm Lee & Thompson. I advise on the myriad of contentious issues that arise every day in the world of media and entertainment, as well as on the ways in which clients can protect their intellectual property and mitigate against potential problems. A 2:1 in Law from Newcastle opened lots of doors and got me interviews for training contracts at the right firms.