My name is Shanika Varga and I am a trainee solicitor based at the Harrogate office of Stowe Family Law.
My contribution to this blog is to provide an honest and open account of life through my eyes at Stowe. It will provide insight into life at the largest specialist family law firm in the country and my journey as a trainee solicitor through to qualification. I hope this is of help to prospective trainees and all long suffering law students/ aspiring solicitors.
More about me:
I graduated with a 2:1 LLB from the University of Keele and went on to study the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law York after taking a year out to work in the legal sector. I completed the LPC with a distinction in all subjects in June 2014 and began working Stowe in October 2014.
Whilst studying for the LPC I made the most of the pro bono opportunities available at the centre and found that doing so really helped focus my attention on not only what kind of firm I hoped to train with but what areas of law I enjoyed and was most suited to.
I have a keen interest in cooking, I love to read (especially now my reading list isn’t dictated by which exam I have coming up next) and I have just recently found a new love for upcycling furniture.