Having grown up in a part of the North-West with one of the lowest rates of progression to university, highest rates of deprivation and attending a state school ranked in the the worst performing 1% in the country, my journey into a highly selective university was not a traditional one. This has shown me the importance of accessibility to the legal profession in order to ensure the best candidates are able to achieve regardless of their background. Graduating from studying Law at the University of Cambridge in 2017 and a part-time Masters in Education Policy at UCL in 2020, I am due to start studying for the LPC in 2021 before beginning a training contract with Farrer & Co in 2022.

Since graduating in 2017 I have worked in the state education sector, having been motivated to do so by the barriers to success at university and in employment presented by people’s background. Firstly, I worked for a charity in west London supporting young people from underrepresented backgrounds into competitive career and university pathways, and secondly to lead the flagship post-16 widening participation project at a Russell Group university. Both my personal and professional backgrounds are now something I realise I should be proud of, and will help me to be successful in training as a solicitor.

Changing careers into law, I found it easy to choose Farrer & Co when applying because of their work in the education sector and the welcoming interactions I had with firm’s representatives both before applying and through the interview process. Hopefully, my story is one that resonates with you and if you have any questions on my path into law, career changing or anything else please do send me a message.

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