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Jack

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Trainee Solicitor | Clyde & Co

Profile Highlights:

  • First generation lawyer
  • Non-law graduate
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I grew up in Farnham, a town in Surrey, where I attended a local state school for six years. At the age of 10, I moved to Singapore to attend a British international institution called Tanglin Trust School. After 4 years, I returned to England and studied at St Georges College, a private school in Weybridge where I did my GCSEs (10 A*-B) and A-Levels (A*AAB). After acquiring a place at Exeter University in 2012, I studied English for 3 years, achieving a strong 2.1. Following my University studies, I attended BPP Law School on a partial scholarship to study the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), where I was awarded a Distinction. I secured a training contract with Clyde & Co in 2016 after my summer vacation scheme.

I have been incredibly fortunate in the opportunities made available to me over the years. Living in Singapore introduced me to a diverse range of people; the experience fuelled my desire to work at an international law firm. I have also learnt the value of using initiative to create opportunities. To stand out as a candidate to law firms, I worked hard to become the first non-law committee member of Bracton Law Society at Exeter University and the first non-law University Liaison Officer for BPP Law School. In both roles, I encouraged other non-law students to take advantage of legal opportunities at Exeter.

My work providing legal experience for non-law students at University was one of the factors that drew me to Aspiring Solicitors, an organisation that prides itself on making opportunities available for all students. I would be more than happy to offer advice to law and non-law students at any stage of the application process and to answer any further questions about the legal profession.

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