Richard Brant

Associate Lecturer in Law, Bolton University

I am currently an Associate Lecturer in Law at Bolton University. Alongside that role, I am undertaking a PhD in Law commencing in September 2015. I was awarded a scholarship to do my PhD - The President’s Doctoral Scholar award - which is supported by the University's President and Vice Chancellor at Manchester University.

Prior to that, I qualified as a barrister and I have worked in a number of solicitors firms in the North West. I was awarded both my law degree (1st class honours) and masters in law (Distinction) from Lancaster University. During my undergraduate degree (2006 – 2009), I was a committee member (Secretary) on the student law society and, whilst on my masters (2013 – 2014), I taught second-year law students for a short period. Over my four years at Lancaster I was, therefore, heavily involved with a range of different aspects of the law school from the student perspective but also, in some respects, as a member of staff. I have gained a good insight into the law school, staff and student body.

I can say (quite comfortably) that Lancaster Law School is a friendly and welcoming law school (notably, it is a warm law school), with a good support network and very competent lecturers, which really makes the difference on what is a difficult course anywhere you go. My fondness for Lancaster and the law school was such that even after four years away from the university, working in practice, I chose to relocate and move back there simply for my masters, in 2013, which was a one year course – to then move elsewhere again, and onwards in my career, after that.