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University of Chichester welcomes Attorney General for virtual lecture

  • Rt Hon Suella Braverman QC to speak about remarkable career at forefront of law and politics
  • Virtual University of Chichester online event on Thurs 4 Feb
  • Attorney General will be talking about trailblazing a path for next generation of lawyers


THE University of Chichester is delighted to announce that the Attorney General will be speaking about her illustrious career at a virtual lecture this week.

The Rt Hon Suella Braverman QC MP will talk about her role as the Government’s most senior legal advisor during a year of challenges brought on by the Covid pandemic. The online event, which starts at 12pm on Thursday 4 February, is free for all with tickets available from

Widely recognised as a trailblazer for young lawyers, Suella Braverman will join students from the University’s LLB Law and Politics degrees to talk about how she started her career as a barrister before becoming MP for Fareham. They will be joined by pupils from nearby colleges interested in studying law or politics at higher education.

The Attorney General is a champion for the pro-bono work and public legal education that has continued throughout the pandemic. She will discuss the benefits of pro-bono work when starting a legal career and the importance of this work to society.

Senior lecturer Dr Amy Elkington, who oversees the University’s LLB Law degree, see video below, said: “We are thrilled to welcome the Attorney General to Chichester. Suella’s inspirational career is blazing a trail for women nationwide, and she is creating a legacy that young lawyers will study for years.

“The Attorney General will be speaking at Chichester after a fascinating year dominated by Brexit and the Covid pandemic. This is an unmissable opportunity to hear from one of the country’s leading figures on the most pressing legal matters that are influencing modern-day Britain.”


Attorney General Braverman’s rise to become a significant Government figure

The Rt Hon Suella Braverman QC MP was appointed Attorney General in February last year, having previously held the position of Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Exiting the European Union. She was elected as the Conservative MP for Fareham in 2015.

Her exceptional career to date has seen her defend the Home Office in immigration cases, the Parole Board in challenges by prisoners and the Ministry of Defence in matters relating to injuries sustained in battle.

Suella studied Law at Queens’ College, Cambridge. She gained a Master’s in Law from the University of Paris 1, Pantheon-Sorbonne and qualified as a New York Attorney. Called to the Bar in 2005, Suella specialised in public law and judicial review. Between 2010 and 2015, she was on the Attorney General’s Panel of Treasury Counsel.

The University of Chichester's three-year LLB Law degree covers seven core areas which prepare students for the Solicitors' Qualifying Examination, including Public, Criminal, Tort, Contract, Land, and EU law, alongside Equity and Trust.

The course includes frequent guest speakers such as the Rt Hon Suella Braverman QC MP to ensure students receive a rounded experience of law to build a career in the highly sought-after profession.

For more about the LLB (Hons) Law degree go to Alternatively read more on the Rt Hon Braverman QC MP at

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