“Solver of problems”
“As a side hustle, my husband and I make and sell chilli sauces, pickles and nuts under the business name “New Yorkshire Emporium”. So at weekends you can often find me behind a stall at a farmers market or food festival (usually eating everything I’ve bought from the other stalls!).”
“It might sound a bit cheesy but qualifying as a Solicitor. It was a long slog to get here – from being the first in my family to stay in school past 16, never mind go to university, and then support myself through law school, and a training contract (at another firm) where I was the only person who looked or sounded like me or who didn’t come from a public school background. So it wasn’t easy and I was so proud of myself when I qualified.”
“Tailor your application to the firm that you are applying to. Make sure you have done your research on the firm and include this in your application form. Above all – have someone proof read your application – typos create a terrible impression and are an easy thing to fix.”
“Construction law is constantly changing and is technically challenging so I am always learning and it is never boring.”
“Honestly, a large part of my interview was discussing with the Partner all our favourite places to eat and I knew I had found my people!
More seriously, I wanted the opportunity to work on high value, complex, difficult cases, for national and international clients, whilst being able to live in the middle of the countryside in Yorkshire.”