I always knew I wanted to be a lawyer, it was not usual in my family to go to University, we come from a rural village on the west coast of Scotland and lots of people suggested to me that it might be too difficult and that I should maybe think about a different career, but I was never put-off and even though the journey has been difficult at times, I don’t regret my choice for a minute. There are opportunities to make a difference, sometimes big, sometimes small. It still feels like a real privilege. I qualified in 2002 so I’ve had plenty chance to reflect. I love to encourage others to think about a career in law and have gained so much from mentoring others.