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I genuinely deeply care about each and every single client of mine. Magara Law gives me the ability to help turn people’s lives around in a positive way.

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Roy studied his LLM Legal Practice Course at NTU (2014-16) part-time while undertaking his training contract in Nottingham. After years of working in employment law, Roy set up his own award-winning law firm, Magara Law, and recently published book one of his Quantum trilogy. An inspirational alum, read about his journey so far.

Choosing NTU to study his LPC was the obvious choice for Roy as he had secured a training contract in Nottingham. Roy thoroughly enjoyed his time at NTU and fondly remembers looking onto the concourse of the Newton Building and thinking “Yeah, I’m going to make the most of this experience.”

After completing his training contract, Roy moved to a law firm in Oxford where he was asked to start up the employment department where it was “… a step up before even stepping anywhere and it was good.” Clearly not put off by the responsibility, Roy moved onto another law firm two years later to head up another employment department.

Alongside practicing as a lawyer, Roy spent his time as a guest speaker at conferences and Schools on subjects ranging from employment law to best practice. He also created Educo Extra because “a lot of the disputes I saw [as an employment lawyer] arose out of poor communication or lack of understanding of different conversational styles.” Roy partnered with schools and sixth form colleges to teach skills needed to practice as an employment lawyer.

What motivated you to set up your own law firm?

“I had all the niggling frustrations typical employees have about various things and I felt I could do better” was one of the reasons why Roy decided to set up his own law firm. Roy found himself going through a busy period in his life; he moved house, welcomed his first child into the world. Roy was then unexpectedly furloughed due to Covid-19 which propelled him to bring forward his plans to set up his own law firm, “[The pandemic] definitely pushed me off the cliff and forced me to fly much sooner.”

“We all spend a significant amount of time at work and work affects our every day. During those Covid years, people were furloughed, dismissed, discriminated across the board. I just thought that there had to be another way to help employers and employees navigate such unprecedented times. I genuinely, deeply care about each and every single client of mine. Magara Law gives me the ability to help turn people’s lives around in a positive way.” Hence the firm’s strapline – On Your Side.

Roy’s highlight of his career so far is winning the Modern Law Awards 2023 for Client Care and the UK Legal Awards 2023 for the Most Client-Focussed Employment Law Specialist, particularly because the firm was established only two and a half years ago. Roy explains “It’s wonderful because someone who doesn’t know me has said yes, we see what you’re doing, and we see your heart in this and that’s great.”

What’s next for Roy?

Roy has published Quantum, an action-adventure-fantasy-style book and part one of a trilogy which is 10 years in the making. We look forward to reading book two and three and who knows, Netflix may come knocking on your door!

Opening further law offices are on the horizon for years to come. What is most admirable is Roy’s unfaltering determination to ensure client care is at the heart of each and every practice, always On Your Side.


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