My name is Tor and I graduated from the University of Brighton in 2008, with a first class honors in Law with Accountancy.
I am now a commercial disputes resolution lawyer, mainly dealing with shipping disputes. It was my degree, and particularly my lecturer Judith Riches (in the International Trade module) that sparked my interest in Maritime Law and gave me the inspiration to carve out a career doing something I find so amazing.
I will also always remember my University Advocacy training too, and preparing for my first mock court hearing, which was just so much fun!
Since leaving university, I have been awarded law scholarships for my Masters and my Legal Practice course at BPP Law School. Later on in my career (in 2017 and 2018) I was chosen to be one of the faces of the Law Society of England and Wales’, Solicitor Brand Campaign, in order to promote the industry. This included being featured in social media, on buses, on the London Underground and more.
During my career, I have worked with some amazing lawyers and on billion dollar cases. Overall, I have achieved numerous outcomes that have significantly changed people’s lives for the better. Throughout my journey, I have supported many people, with problems big and small. I am particularly proud of my early career contribution to human rights work. I absolutely love helping people, which is why I became a lawyer in the first place.
As my passion is to help others, I have recently set up a Career and Mindset Coaching service for Lawyers, as the multitude of pressures in the legal industry can be quite overwhelming to many, and I feel that I could help Lawyers to be happier and get to where they want to be, quicker than on their own. The Coaching tools and techniques that I have learnt are universal, so the service is not limited to Lawyers (or Aspiring Lawyers) only. The reality is, you don’t need to have anything to do with law to get involved and obtain the support on offer. If you, or someone you know could benefit from a Career and Mindset Coach, then please visit torslaw.com to find out more. It would be great to connect and have a chat about how I can help you! Please just reach out.
In the meantime, please follow me via:
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tors_law/
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tors-law/
- Medium: https://medium.com/@tors_law
(where you can access my self-improvement Articles)
In the meantime, here are some tips for students and recent graduates:
- ask for feedback more, accept it graciously and do something to create positive change;
- be open minded to opportunities (don’t disregard networking / certain jobs / random offers that pop up – just because they are not what you are looking for – you never know where they could take you); and
- be honest with yourself and what you want – match your skills to what you enjoy as this is something that you are more likely to thrive at.
Follow your dreams and be happy along the way!
Happiness Sprinkles to You!