Bahareh Amani learnt the hard way that we need to do more to make the law a welcoming profession

I wanted to pursue a career in law ever since I was a young girl. As the only child of immigrant parents, and knowing they never felt ‘at home’ and didn’t have the confidence to speak up in certain arenas, I felt it was my duty and responsibility to represent them. As a housing and property solicitor who also undertakes legal aid work, I can now be a voice for many other vulnerable members of our society, who also don’t feel they belong or are unable to fend for themselves, by giving them the same access to justice as anyone else.

When people think of legal aid lawyers, they sometimes picture second rate service lawyers. This is completely wrong. Legal aid lawyers are incredibly focused and determined, and t...

Bahareh Amani
Hodge Jones & Allen LLP

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