Previous education: A levels
Studying: CILEx Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice (Family Practice)
Role: Secretary in family department
Daisy joined Sills & Betteridge as an office assistant in the post room, shortly after completing her A Levels, in which she achieved three A grades. She says: “I heard about the CILEx route whilst at Sills and Betteridge, when a lady from CILEx Law School came in to talk to people already involved in CILEx about their progress. I was asked if I wanted to meet with her to discuss CILEx as an alternative to university, and enrolled with CILEx shortly afterwards.” Daisy moved from the post room to become a secretary in the family department and enrolled on courses for the CILEx Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice (Family Practice).
Daisy adds: “My current job role is as a mediation secretary, in which I assist the mediators prepare for their meetings with clients by preparing their files, making appointments with clients, and other legal secretarial tasks. Once I pass the Certificate I will be a qualified family law paralegal. I do intend to study for the full professional qualification to become a Chartered Legal Executive. I would recommend CILEx Law School to prospective students as it allows you to gain work experience and earn alongside studying, which is great for your CV. It has also allowed me a better understanding of the legal system and where I would like to go from here.”