Solicitor | Trowers & Hamlins LLP
- Low income family
- First generation to go to university
- State school educated
I started my training contract with Trowers & Hamlins LLP in September 2018.
My journey towards obtaining a training contract involved education at a state school, sixth-form college and then taking the “traditional route” by studying for the LL.B Law Degree and Legal Practice Course at the Manchester Metropolitan University. I also worked as a Paralegal for several years prior to the start of my training contract, most notably in-house for a leading commercial property company which equipped me with invaluable commercial experience to push on and secure a training contract.
As you will note from the above, I studied at a non-Russell Group University which has not prevented me from securing a training contract with a UK Top 50 international law firm. As I am part of the first generation of my family to go to university and coming from a low-income household, I limited myself geographically to universities in and around Manchester meaning that I had a more difficult chance of securing a place at a Russell Group University.
Throughout my education journey, I have not been able to draw on the advice of other professionals within my family when pursuing my aspirations to become a solicitor. To compensate for this, I undertook various legal work experience placements, as well as having worked as a Paralegal. I understand how difficult it can be when you have little or no “contacts”, and hope that I can give you an insight into a career in law to help fill this void.
It has been a tough journey and one that tastes even sweeter when you know you have overcome many adversities to reach this stage. I am passionate about helping you fulfil your aspiration of becoming a solicitor and consequently increasing diversity within the profession which is much needed.