Trainee Solicitor | PwC
- Age - Career Changer
- State school educated
- First generation to attend university
I am a newly qualified solicitor practising in the Data Protection Strategy, Legal and Compliance team at PwC. I am a career-changer from the charity sector, where I helped small charities involve volunteers in their work, ran a domestic violence helpline and managed services for people living with HIV. I started a part time GDL at BPP University in 2014 and I completed a vacation scheme at PwC, accepting a training contract offer in 2016 when I began my LPC and LL.M in Law and Business at the University of Law. I started my training contract in the Tax Disputes department in 2017, after which I moved to seats in NewLaw/LawTech, Data Protection and PwC’s in-house Office of General Counsel.
Diversity is important to me as I understand the difficulty of overcoming the barriers of being different. I come from a low-income family which has given me a rich and diverse bank of experiences and skills to draw on, however financial and social barriers of entering the legal profession remain. I understand the levels of resilience that are drawn upon in training to be a solicitor and I am volunteering as a Professional Ambassador to help others who meet such barriers to maintain their resilience and make the legal profession more diverse through their presence.