Melanie Wright

Melanie Wright

Key facts

Experience: 13 years PQE

Firm: Government Legal Department - Department for Education, Legal Adviser's Office

Role: Solicitor

Melanie's story

I come from a small town in Lincolnshire from a working class family. My parents thought that getting good results at university was enough and I had no reason to doubt that theory.

I did my Legal Practice Course at Nottingham and finished without a training contract. I started to doubt my career choice but pushed on. I kept doing work experience and was clear that I was passionate about becoming a solicitor, which came across at the interview where I finally got my training contract.

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