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Carshalton High School for Girls

Carshalton High School for Girls

Carshalton High School for Girls is a highly successful school, judged by Ofsted in November 2017 as ‘Good’ in all categories.

Visit to Law Firm - Year 12

On Tuesday 5th February I went with three other students to a law insight day at Taylor Wessing in London.

On Tuesday 5th February I went with three other students to a law insight day at Taylor Wessing in London.

It was definitely one of the highlights of this term, from the single day, I gained so much knowledge and experience.

Many lawyers volunteered to speak to us, we spent several hours networking, finding out what it was like to be a solicitor and the educational and training paths people took to get there. It was great because everyone we spoke to that day was so friendly and happy to talk and we got to hear from probably about 20 people each so we really got an insight into a range of perspectives on being a lawyer and many different roles within it. 

Taylor Wessing is a leading international law firm so it was pretty inspiring just being there - they have massive clients such as Amazon, Nike, Burberry and many more. We also received a tour of the offices; the environment looked so good to work in, the staff were very happy and friendly, definitely somewhere I would consider applying when fully qualified. 

We were taught how to write a winning personal statement and cover letter. The best part for me, at the end of the day, was mentoring on how to perform well at an interview. We had mock interviews and received brilliant feedback on it that I'm sure will help me in the future. Finally we had a debate to practice our articulative and public speaking skills.

Leading up to the day I was slightly anxious that everyone would be really intelligent, snobbish and intimidating but they were the complete opposite. Honestly the trip was completely worth going on. I would highly recommend anyone in Year 12 and considering a career in law, to apply for the trip next year.

Ella, Year 12