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Joel P

Future trainee solicitor | BCLP LLP

Profile Highlights:

  • Non Russell Group University
  • Ethnic minority
  • State school educated
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In 2018, I graduated with a First Class in Law from Keele University. I then joined EY Riverview Law, an ABS law firm, as a commercial contracts paralegal and gained practical experience of legal practice.

Following a two week summer vacation scheme, I accepted a training contract offer from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, to commence in September 2021.

In my academic career I undertook varied work experience, including a summer internship in the legal department of a Bitcoin company and work as a Research Assistant in the Law School. I also competed in the annual internal Law School mooting and Client Interviewing competitions, placing first and second respectively, as well as leading Keele Law Society as its President.

Navigating your entry into the legal industry is complex, and the road is beset with potholes and challenges. For applicants from disadvantaged or underrepresented backgrounds, this process can be all the more difficult. Be it because of an absence of opportunity, support or guidance, or the formal and informal hurdles that exist in the profession.

The opportunities that Aspiring Solicitors provide help to address some of the aforementioned challenges that underrepresented and disadvantaged applicants can face. And forms the perfect platform to learn about of the legal industry and how to master applications, assessment centres and vacation schemes.

To anyone with the will to get into the legal industry, but struggling to find their way, please do not hesitate to contact me for help or advice – I am keen to help in any way I can.

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