Congratulations to Sarah Filsell on qualifying as a Solicitor

Sarah joined Rowberry Morris in February 2018 and began her training contract a few months later.  Sarah’s route to becoming a solicitor is unusual in that it is her second career.

Sarah’s background is in management accounts and when she was on a career break raising her two young daughters, she decided to make the change to law.  Sarah started studying law with the Open University a few months before her youngest daughter started primary school and graduated from the Open University with first class honours.  Sarah then went on to complete the Legal Practice Course as part of the Master of Laws at the University of Law in Guildford and graduated with Distinction.

Sarah says: “My interest in law began when I did my school work experience at Richmond Magistrates Court.  From then on, I always had an interest in law but did not pursue it when I was younger as I did not believe it was possible. I left school with A Level results that were lower than I had hoped for and then started work as an accounts assistant and was encouraged to get the necessary accounting qualifications at night school.  This gave me the confidence to believe that with hard work you can really achieve anything you set your mind to, something my Dad had been trying to drum into me since I was a young girl! My career break to have my family gave me the ideal opportunity to change careers and with my family’s support I took the plunge. Whilst it hasn’t been easy, I am so glad I took the leap to change career as I am now in a job that I thoroughly enjoy and look forward to my career within the legal profession”.

Sarah will now join the Dispute Resolution department and specialise in Employment Law and Contentious Trusts and Probate.