My name is Charlotte Newman and I am a trainee here at Stowe Family Law.
I graduated from Leeds University with a first class honours degree in Law and went on to study my Legal Practice Course at the BPP. After lots of hard work and late nights I passed every module with a distinction.
At University I was a member of the law society and enjoyed extracurricular activities such as mooting and negotiations (which I think helped prepare me for my advocacy exams on the LPC!) I thoroughly enjoyed studying family law at university which motivated me to undertake an abundance of works experience within the family law sector.
The work experience cemented my decision to be a family lawyer and studying the module on the LPC made me extremely excited to begin my legal career.
Unfortunately, during my final year at university, I was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and was subsequently forced to defer my studies to receive treatment. I was treated on a Teenage Cancer Trust ward, and have since championed the charity and its causes. I was made the acting face of the trust in 2013 and have been an ambassador ever since. I take great pride in my role and am thankful for the amazing opportunities it gives me and for the platform that it provides me with.
My contributions to this blog will help to highlight what it is like to work in the largest specialist family law firm in the UK. At the same time, I will also keep you all updated with new case law and interesting developments in the family law sector. I hope that you all enjoy the read and I welcome any questions or opinions in the comments area!