On the 1st of August 2011 I was admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales. A month later, in September 2011 I attended the ceremony at the Law Society in Chancery lane, London.
The president of the Law Society gave a very moving speech.
There was applause all around.
We stood in a queue. Just before going on stage the Emcee checked the pronounciation of our names. All good.
As I strode across the stage, I thought to myself … please don’t trip …. don’t fall over … not now …
Ah ha! I made it. I didn’t trip. I’m in one piece. Just in time to shake hands with the President of the Law Society of England and Wales. Stop for photos, and have a good chat. We spoke about my work in employment law practice and pro bono charity work.
The room where we had the ceremony was very beautiful, the stained glass windows in particular.
After we had all received our certificates we filed into the Reading room downstairs to indulge in afternoon tea. To my surprise, a lot of the food had already disappeared by the time I reached the Reading room. The scones and cream were no where to be seen. However, I nonetheless enjoyed the spread. The carrot cake and club sandwiches were scrumptious. As you can see, they were very “morish”.
To finish off the day I met up with some old friends for dinner and drinks to celebrate.