I worked in the NHS for ten years before deciding to pursue law. I took a sabbatical from my job in a hospital to do the law conversion course (the GDL) and then left my NHS job for good to continue with the LPC. Four months after completing the LPC I had a baby and ten months later I started as a trainee solicitor at VWV.

It is important to me that both career changers and parents returning to the workplace feel welcomed by the profession and empowered to take on a role in law. It is easy to be put off or to think it is too hard or too much of a sacrifice, and so the industry needs to support and enable applicants who have previous careers, or who are navigating the world of parenthood. I am also keen to see a future where there is no distinction made between a working mother and a working father.

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