Law School Attended
Trainee Solicitor | Mayer Brown
- British Asian female
- First Generation Lawyer
- Non-law background
I went to an independent school for both my GCSE and A Level examinations and graduated in 2015, having studied French at UCL. I knew that I had wanted to pursue a career in commercial law long before applying for my degree and I chose to study French as I loved the language and believed it would be a beneficial skill to have as a commercial solicitor working in an international context. I decided to take a year out after university to focus my energy on gaining a training contract – Aspiring Solicitors has been integral to my success.
Having just been through the process and completing four different vacation schemes this year, I understand that gaining a training contract is not easy. I would say this is because there aren’t enough opportunities to increase the success of candidates, however Aspiring Solicitors has and still is doing something to vastly improve this. My own success is down to being part of and winning Aspiring Solicitors’ Commercial Awareness Competition 2015/16 and attending invaluable networking events with legal professionals including a range of graduate recruitment teams, which helped me to make a good first impression on the firms that I wanted to apply to.
As a young British Asian female, diversity is extremely important to me. I am passionate about the work that Aspiring Solicitors does on a daily basis to help candidates from all over achieve their career goals.
I am more than happy to answer any questions and share my advice and experience. Please feel free to contact me about anything such as application advice, interview tips, advice about pursuing law as a non-law grad, what to do on a vacation scheme and how to approach assessment centres.