Newcastle Law School

Rahayu Abd Ghani

Rahayu Abd Ghani

Law, 1996. Managing Partner, Rahayu Partnership

Why did you chose to study Law at Newcastle University?

I was part of the Northern Consortium of UK universities programme offered by the then Mara Institute of Technology, where Newcastle University was one of the universities. Frankly, I chose it by chance but I have never regretted that decision.

What did you like the most about your course?

The lecturers back then who were able to deliver their lectures and tutorials very well, keeping me interested in the subjects.

How would you describe the city of Newcastle Upon Tyne?

Cold.

Please give a brief description of your career journey since graduating from Newcastle University.

I started my attachment in a law firm specialising in admiralty and maritime matters and continued with my pupillage. I was retained thereafter and remained with the law firm until 2011 before I moved to another firm which is now known as Rahayu Partnership. Apart from doing admiralty and maritime works, I have since diversified into other areas of law in the corporate and commercial sphere.

How has your time studying Law, and other activities, at Newcastle University contributed to you achieving your career goals?

Definitely. My only regret was not being participative enough during my university days and leverage on all the activities back then. I now know and appreciate the power of networking.

Rahayu Abd Ghani