Siobhan has been featured in the January 2014 issue of Prima Magazine (see photo)! Here is what she said about it:
“Through CILEX, I was invited to be the subject of one of their ‘Inspiring Lives’ articles. The aim was to encourage others that things such as age or family commitments should not stand in your way, and that you can achieve whatever you want if you put your mind to it. It was also to promote the benefits of becoming a lawyer through CILEX, as they offer a flexible and affordable way to qualify.
The article explained that in the past I had held back from ‘having a go’ but when working for a firm of solicitors, I was offered a chance to change that by qualifying as a CILEX lawyer. I started my studies in September 2006, but a few months into the first term, I found out I was pregnant! I carried on though, undaunted. After five years, which involved hours of study, revision and 10 exams, I qualified in October 2011. During this time, I continued to work and look after my son. It wasn’t always easy, but I was committed to becoming a lawyer and I didn’t once consider stopping and just being a ‘mum’! The article went on to say that another new opportunity beckoned in 2013, when I was able to go into partnership and open Acorn Family Law with my partner Leo. Here again I took the ‘chance’ to be a part of running a business, with all the challenges that that entails.
It was a great experience and hopefully it gets the message across that you never know what you can do if you don’t try! Having put in so much effort and determination to get where I am today, my clients can be assured that I will apply the same level of commitment to their case and that I will use all my skill and experience to their benefit.”