Tell us about what you do now?
Currently I am a solicitor at Stone Rowe Brewer LLP Solicitors in Twickenham, part of our dispute resolution and litigation department. I cover all sorts of areas such as contractual disputes, commercial disputes, and landlord and tenant issues. I really enjoy the variety of work that the department covers, dealing with all different kinds of commercial and civil disputes.
How did your studies at Solent help your career?
The degree was practical as well as content-heavy. I learned all of the different areas of law that I am required to do in my day-to-day practice. But it also prepared me to work with colleagues and clients. We would practise client interviews, for example, which really helped prepare me practically for the work I do now because my role now is very client-focused.
The advice that I would give is that patience is key. Law is a high level kind of role. As a solicitor, you’re a professional, an officer of the court. So it will take time to get to the place where you want to be. But everything has a purpose and you learn so much along the way. Therefore, I would just advise that people take it in their stride and really try and make the most of their time studying. And then, know that the end goal is getting into the legal world and enjoying that, and being proud of yourself once you get to that stage.