Our Graduates

Want to see where our graduates go?

Alumni of the School of Law can be found up and down the UK, in countless different roles. From entrepreneurs creating their own firms to lawyers working in courtrooms across the world. We like to keep in touch with all of our graduates, so we can show you that a career in law knows no boundaries.

Below, you can find out personal stories of just a handful of our successful graduates, finding out where their degrees took them.

Regan Peggs

Course: LLB (Hons) Law

Regan shows us a typical day in his career, working on cases in Crown Courts, Magistrates Courts and Courts of Appeal.

Want to see other careers you could go into after you graduate from the School of Law? Watch the video below to see where four alumni took their degree.

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Eileen Schofield

Course: Legal Practice Course
Graduated: 1995

Eileen Schofield is Principal of Schofield & Associates – a specialist employment law practice which she set up in 2009 with the specific aim of providing strategic and pragmatic advice to employers and to individuals.

She graduated from Birmingham City University in 1996 and worked in a number of legal roles, most notably with the solicitors Irwin Mitchell before starting her own company.

“Since then, we’ve grown from one person and a desk to an international firm with clients in the USA and Europe, with an enthusiastic and highly skilled team. Looking forward, I plan to continue to grow the firm and look for opportunities to work with other professionals to widen the range of services we can offer clients."

Eileen has represented both employers and employees on issues of unfair dismissal, redundancy and restructuring, discrimination, whistle-blowing and data protection. Schofield & Associates advises UK clients from a range of sectors and has also developed specific expertise in advising international clients who are launching new ventures in the UK. One case saw her being responsible for setting up the first transatlantic video link to enable witnesses to present evidence to tribunal from America.

Eileen has been Chair of the Board of Directors at Birmingham Law Society since April 2016, having previously served as President of the organisation. She is also a Governor of the Edge Academy, an alternative provision school based in Birmingham. Eileen is a Non-Exec Director and President of the US office of a company which works closely with the film industry and BBC.

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Kate Butler

Course: Legal Practice Course
Graduated: 2005

Kate chose to study at Birmingham City University as it was close to home, and she enjoyed the content the course had to offer, alongside the University’s flexibility and the great facilities the city of Birmingham had to offer. During her studies, Kate won prizes from the Law School and local Law Society for Best Dissertation and Performance in Equity and Trusts.

"That confidence I gained has helped me find my current position, and I use the knowledge and skills I learned during my studies on a regular basis."