Sanchia Pereira

Country: United Kingdom
Sector: Law
Job title: Solicitor
Subject of study: Law
Year of graduation: 2017
Type/Level of study: Post graduate

Current Employer/Organisation Name

Which Legal

What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?

I did an LLM in International Human Rights. Since then I joined the consumer organisation Which Legal where I give legal advice and champion rights of the individual.

Why did you choose this career? And what do you enjoy most about your work?

I enjoy problem solving and empowering individuals. I assess their factual situations and informing them of their legal rights. This allows individuals to challenge traders and corporations who have given them faulty goods and poor customer service. I help individuals achieve just results by negotiation and court action.

Please tell us if you were a member of any societies, groups or sports clubs?

I taught at Further Education colleges and INTO Exeter, whilst studying part-time.

What did you enjoy most about your programme and what was the biggest highlight?

The highlight of my course was a trip to the UN in Geneva. Apart from all the gold and wealth of the buildings; the diplomatic meetings were an eye opener.

What did you enjoy most about studying here?

The opportunity to meet international students from a variety of different legal backgrounds and systems provided exciting discussions.

Why did you choose to study at Exeter?

Local connections. I am from Devon and have family connections here.

What skills and experiences have been most useful for your career?

Communication skills and being open-minded and willing to take on challenges.

What advice would you give to a current student who wishes to pursue your career?

Work hard, be rigorous and resilient.

What are your plans for the future?

To continue legal practice maybe teach again too.

 

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