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My Journey into Law (times three!)

Sona Mehta, Senior Lecturer on City’s Solicitors’ Practice Programme, has recorded a number of conversations with practitioners for her “My Journey into Law” series, some of whom are City alumni.

Here’s a rundown of each of the three (number 1 is to come later!):

My Journey into Law 2

Listen to the challenges faced by Angela, Ramon and Tamzin in entering the legal profession.

Hear how important resilience is to the success of our speakers – when confronting prejudices for being of colour, or being an unmarried mother; or when dealing with being homeless and living in a hostel with their mum and sister at the age of 14; or facing any setbacks life throws your way.


  • Angela Jackman KC (Hon) – solicitor and partner at Simpson Millar LLP (now at Irwin Mitchell)
  • Ramon Baker – Head of Legal – Coverage and Capital at NatWest Group and Chair of the Ethnic Inclusion Network.
  • Tamzin Evershed – Global data protection expert and UK qualified solicitor with over 25 years experience.

My Journey into Law 3

‘Common sense isn’t common’, ‘Don’t ask, don’t get’ and ‘put yourself out there and talk’ are some of the words of advice ourspeakers give to students wanting to enter the legal profession. Hear more about how you can prepare for interviews, turn negatives into strengths and be a driver for solutions.


  • Shazia Khan – Employment and Professional Discipline lawyer and founding partner at Cole Khan Solicitors LLP.
  • Aneil Balgoblin – Partner and Head of Employment Law at Anthony Gold Solicitors LLP
  • Phillipa Workman – Senior Counsel, Privacy for a large multinational corporation and a strong advocate for dyslexia.

My Journey into Law 4

Top tips from lawyers Maria, Anwar and Dipti. Listen to how they qualified by putting their pride aside, overcoming racism, considering every opportunity as a learning experince and reminding themselves “it just takes one”.


  • Maria Krishnan – partner at Magrath Sheldrick LLP
  • Anwar Khan – Legal Counsel (UK) SThree and Legal Counsel of the Year 2023 at the British Asian Professional Awards
  • Dipti Shah – partner and Head of Employment Law at Quastels LLP.

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