Late arrival

Published 3rd May 2017

As a student in a secondary modern when 15 I was told the law wasn’t for me. I did an arts degree but never knew what to do with it. Have done many jobs including cinema manager, accounts and working with children I knew I had to make a change. At 47 I applied to do GDL was accepted! From there to the LPC. I got a job as a paralegal on basis if I fitted I would get training contract after 6 months. At 52 I’ve been qualified as a criminal and mental health lawyer 18 months. I love it! Will never earn lots but finally feel as if I’ve come home. You are never too old to go for your dreams

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