SEE ME BE ME: Harold Brako’s Lessons on Life and Law

Harold Brako: lessons in life and law

Harold Brako is a Finance Litigation and Disputes Partner at Addleshaw Goddard, an international law firm. As well as heading up their Manchester office, Harold works closely with clients in Africa and the Middle East, and is committed to increasing diversity in law. He’s Addleshaw Goddard’s Ethnicity lead on their inclusion and diversity programme, and mentors aspiring lawyers both within the firm and beyond. And he’s been recognised for his work, as one of the UK’s Hot 100 Lawyers of 2024, for his impact and innovation, as well as being shortlisted for a Diversity Champion award at the UK Diversity Legal Awards. Basically, Harold is leading in his field and making sure he’s holding the door open for more diverse talent to follow in his footsteps.

SEE ME BE ME is a podcast that spotlights diverse talent across any and all career paths.
Harold joined us on the SEE ME BE ME podcast to discuss his career in law, the lessons he’s learned and the work he’s doing to support other aspiring lawyers. We’ve distilled it down to five key points – want to know more? Check out his episodes, below.

1. People think litigation is about arguing with people, but it’s actually about working out how to resolve things.

2. Everyone should have a plan.

3. Diverse businesses are the businesses that succeed, so nurturing diversity is a no-brainer – and it’s the right thing to do.

4. Go out and get mentors, and go out and get sponsors – and there is a difference between them.

5.Anyone can try and make a difference, and try to give back.

For more from Harold, check out his full double episode on the SEE ME BE ME podcast.