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Take the plunge

Aarti Puri always wanted to help vulnerable people so she jumped at the chance to join a charity

1 September 2008

My parents raised me with the core values of taking responsibility for my actions and that we all have a responsibility to make the world a better place, even if in a small way. Training to be a solicitor was originally my way of trying to help people.

I trained at Booth & Co in 1998, a large commercial firm in Leeds. The firm, now amalgamated with Addleshaw Goddard, had a strong private client and family team, and I absolutely loved it there.

Bright lights, big city

On qualification, I moved to Eversheds in Newcastle, my home town, and worked in the firm’s private client department. However, the bright lights of London kept calling me, and when Eversheds announced the culling of its private client teams across the firm, I packed my bags and moved to London. I joined a niche firm, Penningtons, and initially found it hard to adjust to working in such a small practice. But my London and international clientele was very attractive, and the work I s...

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