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Oliver Saxby

LLB Law, 1991

Oliver graduated in 1991
Oliver Saxby

What is your current job?

Working as a Criminal Barrister, defending/prosecuting in the most serious criminal cases.

What have been the turning points in your career?

Being offered a tenancy at my current chambers, the Chambers of Stephen Hockman QC, 6 Pump Court, and being lucky enough now to have developed a good practice.

What are you most proud of?

Making a career out of something I enjoy doing.

What advice would you give to Southampton graduates?

To survive as a barrister you need to have the capacity for hard work, nerve and a lot of luck.

If you could start your time at University again, what would you do differently?

I don’t think I’d do anything differently.

What are your future career plans?

Carry on doing what I’m doing and see where it leads.

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