I am currently a Trainee Solicitor at Kennedys. Prior to this I was a Litigation Assistant/ Paralegal for over a year at the firm. I took a year off on maternity leave and commenced my training contract last September.

I was born in the Philippines and moved to the UK at the age of 9. At first my family and I struggled to navigate our unfamiliar environment and being first generation immigrants, we were not clued up on the ins and out of the UK education system. With little guidance on which career path to take, I ended up working in the fashion industry instead of pursuing a degree I was unsure of. I worked my way up from Sales Administrator to Licensing Coordinator where I was exposed to legal issues which enticed me to pursue the LLB.

I decided to study law 6 years after leaving college and it was daunting to say the least. By this time, our family circumstances meant that I needed to help financially at home. I worked a 9-5 job and rushed to my lectures in the evening from 7pm to 10pm. Needless to say it was a hectic time, but hard work pays off! I eventually graduated with a 2:1 and completed the LPC with MSc in Business Law whilst pregnant on my third trimester.

My journey is a prime example that anything is possible and a legal career is attainable and open to everyone with the correct guidance and willingness to put the work in. I am passionate about helping individuals navigate their career path into law and hopefully support someone to overcome any barriers in the way of their goals.

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