When people ask me why I got into law, I usually give them two answers: the lawyer’s answer, and then the real one. What’s the difference? None. Not because the answers are the same, but because it really doesn’t matter what the answer is.

What matters in this profession is how persuasive you can be, how compelling your story is and how strongly you can evidence the narrative. And 9 times out of 10, that’s also the law.

I grew up in the Buckinghamshire countryside. My parents were entrepreneurs who worked their way up from juggling 3 jobs each on the breadline to starting their own successful engineering business and taking early retirement. As with most children, I took my childhood for granted at the time, not knowing much beyond my own environment

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