Newcastle Law School

Mark Stafford

Mark Stafford

Law LLB, 1999. Partner at Lee & Thompson LLP

Why did you choose to study your course at Newcastle University?

The Law School at Newcastle had an excellent reputation, plus I loved the City.

What did you like the most about your course?

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.

How would you describe the city of Newcastle upon Tyne?

Unique! Such a vibrant and friendly city, easy to get around with a fantastic arts, music and cultural scene.

Where do you work now and what does your role involve?

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.

How do you feel your course or other activities you were involved in at Newcastle contributed to you achieving your career goals?

A 2:1 in Law from Newcastle opened lots of doors and got me interviews for training contracts at the right firms.