Law School Attended
Associate | Allen & Overy
- State school educated
- First generation lawyer
I am an Associate in the Banking and Finance team at Allen & Overy and completed my Training Contract at the firm in March 2020. I graduated with a degree in Law from the University of York in 2017 and then completed the LPC at BPP in London.
I joined Aspiring Solicitors because I am state school educated, I am a first generation lawyer, I have a regional accent, and I have dyslexia. I saw that this ultimately put me at a disadvantage when applying to law firms. Aspiring Solicitors offered me access, opportunity and assistance in a number of ways. They helped me secure work experience in the legal sector, assisted the development of my commercial awareness, invited me to insight days at various leading global law firms and introduced me to alumni at affiliate firms who I could contact when I needed advice or support.
Diversity is important to me because it is essential within any profession. Every individual has the ability to contribute varied skills and experience that help inform and supplement the understanding of others. In turn, this allows for greater trust and unity between groups of people. Groups of people who are informed by a range of ideas are better equipped to more adequately address the needs of and provide service to a vaster range of individuals.
I am very grateful for the support and advice I received when I started my journey in the legal sector. As such, I am happy to answer any questions from anyone who is considering a career in law.