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Tony — A Lev­el alumnus

Tony Coyne

Study­ing A Lev­els at Col­lege was an excel­lent foun­da­tion and pre­pared me for the lev­el of learn­ing expect­ed from me as I pro­gressed to study for a Law degree at Brunel. 

Tony — A Lev­el alumnus — 

Now, a suc­cess­ful part­ner of a large law firm based in the City of Lon­don office, Chair of the Action West Lon­don char­i­ty, and an Hon­orary Doc­tor of Law at Brunel Uni­ver­si­ty Lon­don, Tony shares with us some of his fond mem­o­ries from Col­lege, as well as some advice to stu­dents who may be inter­est­ed in pur­su­ing law as a career. 

College memories

I have very fond mem­o­ries of my time at the Col­lege, par­tic­u­lar­ly my Eng­lish teacher, who was excel­lent and real­ly brought the sub­ject alive. 

 — Tony

Tony has prac­tised as a Com­mer­cial Prop­er­ty Solic­i­tor through­out his pro­fes­sion­al career, work­ing on mul­ti-mil­lion pound real estate trans­ac­tions for UK and inter­na­tion­al clients across a vari­ety of sec­tors, includ­ing: phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals, bank­ing and finance, hotel and leisure, avi­a­tion, health, edu­ca­tion and infra­struc­ture projects.

What is it about this profession that you enjoy?

What I like most about my job is the prob­lem solv­ing, and pro­vid­ing advice to my clients in a clear, con­cise and intel­li­gi­ble way. It’s a very sat­is­fy­ing career but it is a high-pres­sured pro­fes­sion so you have to be pre­pared to com­mit to hard work. 

 — Tony

Advice to students

My advice to any­one con­sid­er­ing a career in the law is to recog­nise up-front, that it is a demand­ing occu­pa­tion but the intel­lec­tu­al stim­u­la­tion will far out­weigh the down­sides. The job is extreme­ly reward­ing and one which has opened so many doors and oppor­tu­ni­ties for me. 

 — Tony

When Tony was a stu­dent, A Lev­el Law wasn’t an option, but his time at Col­lege study­ing Eng­lish and Geog­ra­phy pre­pared him for uni­ver­si­ty and set him on his path to fur­ther edu­ca­tion. With hard work and a pas­sion for law, Tony has enjoyed a suc­cess­ful career and wants to inspire and encour­age the next generation. 

It’s important to “give back”

I would say to all the stu­dents at the Col­lege, yes, pur­sue your career ambi­tions and dreams but also make time to give back” as well. It’s real­ly impor­tant not to take one’s own good for­tune for grant­ed and to share your skills and tal­ents for the ben­e­fit of those less for­tu­nate than our­selves. That’s why I accept­ed the posi­tion at Action West Lon­don (AWL).

AWL has been mak­ing a dif­fer­ence to the lives of peo­ple from dis­ad­van­taged back­grounds in West Lon­don for over 20 years and I am very proud to have played a small part in that. 

 — Tony

Our High Pave­ment Sixth Form is a ded­i­cat­ed A Lev­el Cen­tre, locat­ed in the City Cen­tre, next door to Not­ting­ham Trent University’s city cam­pus. There are 27 dif­fer­ent A Lev­el sub­jects to choose from, with the addi­tion of Law, Phi­los­o­phy and Reli­gious Stud­ies start­ing this Sep­tem­ber 2021. Find out more.