FAIRE: Fairer Access Into Real Experience

Case studies

We’re working towards social mobility, diversity and inclusion in our firm - and our profession.

Our people are passionate about working in a diverse environment and making sure opportunities are offered to everyone, regardless of their background. Here we shine a spotlight on those who have overcome barriers, challenged the status quo and forged their own path into the legal industry. 

Career advice: Hollie Ingram

Career advice: Hollie Ingram

Hollie Ingram, legal assistant, talks about the advice she would give to her 16 year old self and what she enjoys about her role.

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Career stories: Laura Morland

Career stories: Laura Morland

Laura Morland, legal assistant, gives her advice on getting into law, ignoring the preconceptions, the diverse and friendly environment she works in and how she is making the most of learning on the job.

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Career stories: Beth Nixon

Career stories: Beth Nixon

Beth Nixon, Associate, doesn’t let anything hold her back and often finds the story of her ‘unconventional’ journey into law met with surprise.

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Career stories: Chantice Kyle

Career stories: Chantice Kyle

Chantice Kyle, Trainee Solicitor: "Some may say my journey into law has been somewhat unusual. Nine years ago, I was settling into my undergraduate degree at The University of Manchester studying Adult Nursing."

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Career stories: Gavin Lock

Career stories: Gavin Lock

Gavin Lock, Associate: "I studied Neuroscience at the University of Nottingham before trading my lab coat for law books."

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Career stories: Jasmine Shokar

Career stories: Jasmine Shokar

Jasmine Shokar, Trainee Solicitor: "I knew I would have to work so much harder than most of my peers but that wasn’t going to stop me."

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Career stories: Lynette Wieland

Career stories: Lynette Wieland

Perseverance, passion, and persistence fuelled Associate, Lynette Wieland’s route into law.

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Career stories: Makhala Kirwan

Career stories: Makhala Kirwan

Makhala Kirwan, Trainee Solicitor: "I set out to best position myself to attain a lawyer training contract from as early as possible."

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Q&A with Alex Lucas

Q&A with Alex Lucas

I was drawn to the firm and had a desire to work there long term.

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Q&A with Caroline Sumnall

Q&A with Caroline Sumnall

Define what success looks like to you.

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My legal life: Kulpreet Virdi

My legal life: Kulpreet Virdi

Kulpreet's interest in tech ultimately led to the world of intellectual property.

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