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Raheel H

Paralegal | Shoosmiths

Profile Highlights:

  • State School Educated
  • First Generation to go to University
  • Low income Family
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I am currently a Paralegal at Shoosmiths LLP in the Asset Finance Department (Undefended Team). I have been with the Firm since September 2016. I am a graduate in LLB Law from the University of Northampton where I achieved a 2:1 Degree. I have also attained a Distinction on the Legal Practice Course from the University of Hertfordshire. I am an Aspiring Solicitor myself and hope to secure a Training Contract with Shoosmiths LLP. I am a second generation British Pakistani and the first person in my family to enrol to and graduate from University.

I have been interested in Law since a very young age and my ambition to qualify and practice Law remains as strong as ever. I have had to overcome various challenges throughout my life to accomplish my achievements to date. I have vast work experience outside of law and once held 4 jobs at the same time. Due to having to work full time from a very young age and occasionally having caring responsibilities at home, I believe this impacted on my earlier academic achievements. However, through my strong commitment and desire to succeed, I have gained employment at a top 40 UK National Law Firm whom I am extremely proud to work for.

In the increasingly competitive market for aspiring solicitors and legal professionals alike, I embarked on my legal career with Shoosmiths initially in a different role that was not as legally oriented as my current position. I believe I can achieve my goals by demonstrating my ability to the firm by becoming a valued member of the Shoosmiths Family.

I regularly take part in Pro Bono Clinics on behalf of Shoosmiths and enjoy the many volunteering opportunities available. I am happy to discuss my journey so far with others providing advice and guidance to those seeking to enter the legal profession. I am also available to discuss Pro Bono work and am open to Mentoring and volunteering opportunities. I am also happy to help with Applications, CV and Cover Letter writing, Interview Skills and Legal Research.

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