Associate | Hogan Lovells
- First Generation Lawyer
- Non-law degree
- Female Lawyer
No one in my family was a lawyer and I studied history at university and did a masters’ in history and philosophy of science. After university I worked for a year whilst applying for training contracts. I studied the GDL and LPC at BPP and did my training contract at Hogan Lovells. I was a bit nervous about being a bit older than other trainees but I soon realised that people come to law from a variety of backgrounds and stages in life and I trained alongside lots of people who had not gone straight into law, for example working as a teacher for a couple of years. During my training contract I sat in pensions, investment funds, debt capital markets and I also did a secondment to Barclays.
I have now qualified into the corporate group at Hogan Lovells. I have been involved in lots of graduate recruitment events including being a mentor on my firm’s vacation schemes and I have also helped out at a Barclays Legal Skills Day hosted in conjunction with Aspiring Solicitors. I’m very happy to answer any questions you may have about a choosing a career in law.