Solicitor | TLT
- State School educated
- First Generation Lawyer
- First Generation University
I am a Commercial Dispute Resolution Solicitor at TLT LLP, based in TLT’s Bristol office. I joined the firm as a trainee in September 2015 and qualified in September 2017, having undertaken seats in Planning and Environment, Financial Services Disputes and Investigations, Commercial Dispute Resolution and Corporate, as well as undertaking a secondment to the in-house legal team of a key client. My work encompasses a broad range of commercial disputes including breach of contract claims, professional negligence, corporate disputes and franchising disputes.
I attended a low-achieving state school and I was the first in my family to attend university. I did not consider studying law until I started my A Levels, one of which was Law. I found that I excelled in the subject and on the back of this I decided to study Law at university. Even then I didn’t think that I could pursue a career in law – I just wanted to study something that I enjoyed. It was only when I started university that I really considered a career as a solicitor and even then I found the prospect of applying to law firms and attending recruitment events daunting, as I felt that I was at a disadvantage to others at university who had attended prestigious schools, had professional contacts and lawyers in the family. No-one in my family works in a profession and I had no professional contacts, so the idea of a career in law at times seemed completely out of reach. Despite this, I secured my training contract at TLT during my undergraduate degree.
I am passionate about encouraging others to enter the legal profession regardless of their background and I am very happy to share my thoughts and experiences.