I am an associate in the Real Estate Finance department at Trowers & Hamlins. I previously worked as an Associate and undertook my training contract at Hogan Lovells, having joined following the completion of my law degree and LPC.

I am not only the first in my family to go to university, but the first to stay in education until 18 and the first to leave my home town. Due to family estrangement, I financially supported myself through university by working many jobs including waitressing, English tutoring and leafleting from the age of 15.

One of the hardest things for me when trying to obtain a training contract was learning how to juggle work, education, applications and my social life. As I had no family support, I often felt like I was facing an impossible and daunting task. When I was looking for mentors or advice, I never felt that there was anyone ‘like me’. I never would have imagined I could one day be the person helping others.

Since qualifying, I have seen first-hand how embracing and welcoming the law profession can be. I have made it my focus to encourage those from different backgrounds to aim high and pursue a career in law.

I want to show people that no obstacle is too large; that the law profession welcomes diversity; and being yourself is already good enough.

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