My Law Firm


I grew up on the Isle of Wight, far from the world of corporate law. I was fortunate enough to be accepted onto the Pathways to Law scheme when I was in sixth form, which really opened my eyes to a whole new sphere of law.

I went on to study Law and French Law at the University of Oxford, after taking a year out because I missed my grades, during which time I worked locally, which I continued to do whilst at university.

I took six months out before starting the LPC at BPP and then trained at Hogan Lovells where I sat in the pensions, debt capital markets (securitisations), commercial litigation, and employment teams. I’m now an Associate in our commercial litigation team, with a broad practice covering pensions, professional negligence, competition, fraud and commercial disputes.

I’m really passionate about supporting others from underrepresented backgrounds into the law, as the Pathways to Law programme was so important to my success.  I love working at a firm that is so committed to diversity and widening participation, and doesn’t settle for doing so “well enough” when it could do even better.

My main piece of advice might sound a bit unorthodox, but I would say to make the most of all the amazing opportunities available to you while at university – doing the things you love will develop so many transferable skills and will make you a more well-rounded, interesting person – all of those skills can go to make your applications stand out.

Please don’t hesitate to get in contact with me if any of the above resonates with you, or you’d like to discuss applications or navigating the transition from rural life to a career in city law.

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