Partner and head of family law, Bradie Pell, and paralegal, Megan Wroe – a previous graduate from SHU with a first-class degree in law, and winner of the Graysons’ Family Law Prize – spoke to students with an interest in working in family law. Bradie and Megan explained what life as a family lawyer is like and how they deal with issues such as clients, courts and advocacy. Students heard how they made their career choices as family lawyers and the route both have taken to that position.
Organiser, Dan Fauset, said that the presentation went really well and generated genuine interest from the students.
“Often, students may come to these talks unsure of where they want to take their legal careers but with some interest in family law,” he said, and
“I think your talks certainly help confirm their decision to pursue family law in many cases.”
Some of the comments from the students following the presentation were:
“Extremely helpful to hear from those in practice and get some useful tips, particularly in terms of getting an insight into what employers are looking.”
“Very interesting indeed… really good and motivational.”
“Really insightful… particularly each guest’s speech about how they achieved the positions they are currently in. I also enjoyed discussions regarding their real-life experiences. I now feel that I have a better understanding of what a family solicitor does.”
“Found it really interesting, especially Bradie, who did not intend to pursue family from the start.”
“It was particularly good to hear how they both took different routes and that there’s always the opportunity to swap areas of law if you have the right motive.”
Author: Bradie Pell, partner and head of family law.