“Being involved with Aspiring Solicitors really can be life-changing. I left school at the age of 16 and went straight into the working world. I have loved my career so far but always knew I wouldn’t feel completely satisfied until I had explored my interest in commercial law. I decided to go to university full-time whilst also working full-time, knowing that the journey was going to be a difficult one.

Last year I was one of six winners of the Aspiring Solicitors Commercial Awareness Competition. In my opinion, it’s the best opportunity out there for younger students and career-changers alike. The prize of multiple vacation schemes is absolutely unbeatable and yes, you do get to do them all if you want to! With the support of Aspiring Solicitors I have developed my network, found confidence I never thought I could have and made friendships that I hope will last for my entire career. The Competition fast-tracked my law career in a way I never thought possible. Just two years ago I had no idea how to make my commercial law dreams a reality and now I am a future trainee at Skadden!”