I was educated at a non-selective state-school and a non-selective state college.  Thereafter, I completed a degree in Business at the University of Bath while working (as a bartender) to fund my studies.  After a brief stint at a Big Four accountancy firm, I worked as a management consultant at Accenture for a few years.  Having gained some professional experience, and after completing an extended period of travelling, I attended law school – Oxford Brookes (GDL) and Oxford Institute of Legal Practice (LPC), while reviving my side-line as a bartender throughout – before starting a training contract at Farrer & Co in my late 20s.  I qualified as a solicitor in 2010 and am now a Partner in Farrer & Co’s commercial litigation department.  Given the hugely varied range of clients for whom most firms act, I consider diversity within the legal profession to be a key attribute of its future success.  In my experience, there is no one route into the profession and different perspectives and experiences are key to understanding clients’ needs and helping them meet the challenges presented by the dynamic and evolving commercial landscape.

Back To Mentor Profiles