Former Wickersley student returns to inspire young want-to-be lawyers

By Michael Upton | 14/03/2017

Former Wickersley student returns to inspire young want-to-be lawyers
Rachel Broughton

AN EXPERIENCED lawyer from Rotherham is returning to her home town to inspire and offer to mentor the next generation of would-be lawyers.

Former Wickersley School student Rachel Broughton is Social Mobility Ambassador for the Law Society and is keen to help young people from less privileged backgrounds who are interested in a career in law. 

Rachel, who grew up in Wickersley, is a partner at Averta Employment Lawyers in Birmingham.

She said: “I came from a close-knit mining community in South Yorkshire.

“I had an extremely happy childhood and benefited from excellent education at Wickersley School.

“However, as a child from a working-class background what I lacked most was self-confidence and mentoring from within the profession.”

The Law Society’s Solicitors for Social Mobility campaign aims to highlight how the solicitors’ profession is made up of talented individuals from all backgrounds. 

It aims to promote role models from non- traditional backgrounds who have achieved their ambitions and are willing to support young people coming through.

Rachel added: “I want to connect with pupils in my old school and offer my services to other schools and colleges in the area to encourage young people from less privileged backgrounds to achieve their potential and understand that the legal profession welcomes talent, tenacity and a strong work ethic.” 

Anyone interested in a career in the law can get in touch with Rachel or other Ambassadors through the Law Society, by sending an email to:

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