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Common sense isn’t common! My journey into law (times three)

Sona Mehta has released her next batch of interviews in the ‘My Journey into Law’ series. Have a look below for three videos featuring nine different practitioners talking about their career pathways.

My Journey into Law 3 – hear from Shazia, Aneil and Phillipa

“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 our speakers 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 – insights from lawyers Maria, Anwar and Dipti

Listen to how these lawyers qualified by putting their pride aside, overcoming racism, considering every opportunity as a learning experience 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.

My Journey into Law 5 – Didi, Maya & Amandeep

This episode features 3 speakers and here are some of our their tips to wet your appetite:

“The more you network and put yourself out there and exercise muscle, the easier it’ll become”
“Don’t underestimate the power of non-legal work” and
“Think of every interaction as potential networking. How you behave speaks volumes.”


  • Didi Ogbo – Solicitor at Dragon Argent Limited, 4.5 years PQE. Expertise in Employment law.
  • Maya Ravindran – Senior Associate (Solicitor Advocate) at Browne Jacobson LLP.
  • Amandeep Kaur Sokhi – Trainee Solicitor at DWF Law LLP, second seat on client secondment with Amazon. Paralegal experience in Commercial Real Estate.

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