On 23 November, LMP Partner Kate Stovold joined a panel of women to speak about her career in Family Law. Hosted by Woldingham School, where Kate studied for her GCSEs, the virtual event saw the meeting of successful lawyers working in the US, Hong Kong and London. Each woman shared the story of their journey from leaving school to present day providing careers advice and tips along the way. Following introductions, students had the opportunity to ask questions.
Speaking after the event, Kate notes:
“Growing up, I didn’t know anybody working in the law. I had no contacts; no connections. I had to create opportunities for myself, whether making endless applications for Training Contracts, pushing firms for work experience or thinking outside the box to enhance my CV.
That I am now in a position to give back gives me great pleasure. Whether speaking at an event like the one hosted by Woldingham, meeting a student to chat through their CV or offering work experience, each opportunity makes a difference to a young and aspirational lawyer.
Whilst increasingly difficult to remember my school days, I am confident that had this opportunity been presented to me, I would have grabbed it with both hands!”
Kate is looking forward to supporting future events at Woldingham School and hopes for in-person networking on the next occasion.