Being a Female Lawyer
What's it like being a Lawyer?
Job title: Lawyer
Current employer: Slater & Gordon
Hours: 50+ hours per week on average
How long have you been practising in this field? Over 10 years.
What’s your job title and location?
What's it like working in your role? What does a typical day look like?
Has anyone ever been surprised when you told them that you were in this role?
In your current role, what do you spend your time doing?
What’s your favourite part of your job?
Are there any specific qualifications you are required to have in your field?
How did you get to where you are today?
Was there anything you liked doing at secondary school that helped you get to this career?
What did you want to be as a child when you 'grew up'?
Can you remember what your parents reactions were to that aspiration?
Can you remember your parents or teachers wanting or encouraging you to go into a specific career? And was this linked to your gender?
What do you think are attitudes towards and expectations of women in the church?
Are there any challenges or benefits working in your field?
What advice would you give to young girls who are aspiring to be in your role, or who maybe haven't even considered it as a career?
Hours: 10 hours/day
Starting salary: £40k for a City-based trainee solicitor
"T" - Emma