Host Organisation: Centre for Women’s Justice 2023

Mahnoor Rashid

Briefly explain your most recent educational background and any work (paid or voluntary) you were doing before you began your Fellowship?

I graduated with a degree in Law from Lancaster University in 2020 and completed the LPC at the University of Law in 2021. I began my career as a Legal Advisor at Slater and Gordon Lawyers, supporting trade union members with legal enquiries over extensive areas of law. Following this, I secured a paralegal position in the International Group Litigation department at Leigh Day and quickly progressed to Supervising Paralegal. In this role, I supported a large team of paralegals in a group claim against several multinational corporations, gaining invaluable experience in complex litigation.

Why did you want to apply for a Justice First Fellowship?

The Justice First Fellowship stood out to me as an exceptional opportunity to pursue a career in public interest law. My passion for this area stems from a combination of personal and professional experiences, granting me insights into the challenges faced by vulnerable individuals. I am eager to channel these experiences into a legal career that actively contributes to the advancement of justice, equality, and the protection of women’s rights. Joining an organisation that shares my passions and values in this field of work is an absolute privilege.

Complete the following sentence: ‘Outside of my legal interests, I enjoy…’

Outside of my legal interests, I enjoy exploring new places, trying different cuisines, and spending quality time with my family and friends. I also have a deep appreciation for music and cinema, often exploring narratives that inspire and provoke thought. In my spare time, I enjoy baking and reading books.

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