“I didn’t want my future to be shaped by how little money my parents had”. Those words were said during a recent catch up with a trainee solicitor.
That trainee comes from a family classed as ‘low’ on the socio-economic scale.
She’s had to fight every step of the way to follow her dream of becoming a solicitor, the route littered with barriers.
That dream is now within touching distance; and her words had a profound effect on me.
Browne Jacobson recently ranked 5th in the highly respected Social Mobility Foundation Index, an achievement we rightly celebrated.
But once the high fives and the celebrations were done, the reality kicked back in....