We work hard at what we do and we always strive to deliver the best we can.

On these values, we have become the largest advocacy law firm in England & Wales and have remained at the top for many years now. But we believe, fundamentally, in the importance of having a happy and inclusive workforce and working as a team to maintain this.

Pete Blackmore

Head of Advocacy

What attracted you to join LPC Law?

I initially worked with LPC Law as a self-employed Advocate. I wanted (at the time) a career at the Bar. Appearing before Judges in chambers and honing my advocacy skills appeared to be the best possible preparation for this. I was also attracted to the role of an advocate because it allowed more independence that other legal roles (such as being a paralegal) and involved travel all over the circuit, which I enjoyed.

Talk us through your career journey

One of the joys of being an advocate was that I was able to relocate to the areas of the country I wanted to be. I started in Bristol, where I went to university, before moving to the Midlands to live with friends, then to London (for no better reason than I felt I should experience London life!) and then back to Bristol.

In 2010, after having been an advocate for 3 years, I applied for the role of Assistant Advocacy Manager at LPC Law. I was responsible for managing advocates on the South Eastern Circuit together with (now Partner) Michael Javaherian. Michael and I had been friends and known each other since university, so it was fantastic working with my best pal.

I then progressed to Advocacy Manager,  Assistant Head of Advocacy and, in 2019 became the Head of Advocacy.

I joined LPC Law in 2010 and began the process of cross-qualifying from the Bar becoming a Solicitor in 2013.

What do you enjoy most about your role?

I love the challenges of the role. We are instructed on such a wide variety of cases that I am constantly learning new things and helping advocates research new areas of law.

There’s also the amazing feeling when you make a difference – when you find a new argument that wins the case or spot something in the papers which can turn a case on it’s head. As lawyers we all want to win the unwinnable case and I help advocates to try and do that all day!

What do you enjoy most about working at LPC Law?

The people I work with. LPC Law is run and operated by good people – over the years LPC Law has become my second family. I always feel that the company treats people with respect and does the right thing.

There’s also a fantastic communal sense that we are all pulling in the same direction, trying to provide a great service to our clients. It’s a little bit like being in a football or rugby team – there are good days and bad days, but you have them together.

LPC Law is also a company that looks beyond qualifications and academic performance and looks at what people are truly capable of. A number of people who perhaps didn’t come from the “right” back ground have found success with LPC Law.

What advice would you give someone interested in joining LPC Law?

If you are motivated, passionate, ready to take on responsibility and learn new things then LPC Law is for you, be it for the longer term or as a stepping stone to the next point in your career.

Georgia Smith

Admin Clerk Team Leader

What attracted you to join LPC Law?

When I was searching for graduate jobs, LPC Law appealed to me as the firm was different to all the other law firms I had looked into in the way it operated similarly to a barristers chambers. Civil law interested me and I was keen to learn more about the advocacy aspect.

Talk us through your career journey

I studied Law LLB at the University of the West of England and ensured I undertook work experience in different firms during my summers off. After graduating with a 2:1 in 2018, I was eager to start working permanently and that’s where I landed my role as a Legal Administrator at LPC Law. 9 months later, I was promoted to a team leader where I oversaw the team. Once I had settled into my new role, I decided to start studying online for my LPC and Masters in Law at the University of Law and work on a part-time basis with the firm.

What do you enjoy most about your role?

I like being the first point of call for the team when there is an issue and having to think on my feet to find a solution to the problem. I also enjoy the client-faced aspects of my role such as setting up new clients and sending out retainers.

What do you enjoy most about working at LPC Law?

I enjoy the fast-paced nature of my role which comes with the large volumes of work LPC undertakes. I mostly enjoy the ease of communication within the firm and the ability to liaise within my own team with confidence as well as with different teams when needed.

What advice would you give someone interested in joining LPC Law?

To build good relationships with your colleagues so you are able to grasp an understanding of what their team does and how they could be a point of contact for you when an issue arises or you need clarification on a process.

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