England and Wales, 2002
I only ever wanted to practise family law
I remember being surprised at law school that most people had not made a decision as to which area of law to specialise in. I only ever wanted to practise family law. I was drawn by the combination of skills required - as well as technical knowledge, it is so important to understand the emotions involved. Now that I am a professional support lawyer, I enjoy keeping the department up to speed with developments in the law - family law is constantly evolving and so there are always opportunities to increase knowledge and understanding. Each month the professional support lawyers host a departmental meeting to discuss new cases and pool ideas and recent experiences - it is a great opportunity for lively debate and discussion and a definite highlight in my working calendar.