Read what others' have to say about Diversity+
I am very grateful to Naeema for all the support and help she has provided me with over the course of lockdown, and I couldn’t recommend her services enough.
I am currently at the start of my journey into a career in law, having graduated from the LLB last July. Naeema has helped me to navigate, what has been a very difficult job market, and more importantly, in recognising that there isn’t one ‘set path’ for a career in law.
I think for a lot of people, in the legal sector, there is a pressure to reach certain career ‘milestones’ by a certain age, or to fit a mould we have created for ourselves based on our perception of others in the sector. This is what makes the concept of diversity so important to me, and Naeema’s conversations with some of the most accomplished members of the legal profession have helped to really bring this to life. Diversity+ makes it clear that success in the legal sector comes in all shapes and forms.
Naeema is a fantastic mentor, and her advice and support are second to none. Whenever I’ve approached her for support, and particularly when I have tight application deadlines, she has made time there and then to provide me with detailed, tailored advice, that I can apply going forward. She has helped me to identify opportunities, address my weaknesses, overcome barriers, and celebrated my successes with me.
I would encourage anyone considering Naeema’s services to do so. She is very approachable and can provide support you wouldn’t be able to get anywhere else.
'Thank you to Diversity+ for taking time out to speak with me regarding concerns about my future plans/place as a solicitor in Scotland. I found it incredibly insightful. As a junior member of the legal profession, it can be difficult to find someone to turn to. I encourage BAME members within our profession to contact Diversity+ about any advice/queries you may have. Diversity+ is a confidential platform - please utilise this!'
"Naeema was incredibly helpful and provided me with invaluable advice throughout the final year of my LLB, taking the time to call me and discuss my future career. Not only did her advice help me to successfully find a traineeship, talking to her was also eye opening and really helped me realise that there is no set way to succeed in a legal career and no set mould you have to conform to."
"From the moment I contacted Naeema, it was very clear that she would do her utmost best to help me and within moments, she had set up a Zoom meeting for us both to discuss my concerns. I was extremely nervous but it is fair to say that the Zoom meeting with Naeema was honestly the best call I have ever had and she was very understanding, it felt like I had known her for years! After struggling with my career choice and my studies, Naeema pointed me in the right direction whilst continuing to assist me. Before our call today, I wondered if the call was worth it as I was feeling extremely demotivated, however Naeema has now made me more motivated than I have ever been and I vow to achieve all my goals. If it were up to me, I would have given up today but as people often say, "I went from feeling 0-100 really quickly". Despite her busy schedule, I am in awe with how much support and guidance she has provided to me already and how dedicated she is to make my goals come true. I will ensure to make Naeema proud and show her how much her words have meant to me."
When I completed the diploma with no traineeship or job secured in sight I felt absolutely lost and didn’t think that a career as a solicitor would be for me. After getting in touch with Naeema for support with an application she was able to take the time to provide detailed feedback that inevitably helped me with future applications. But her advice was not limited, she proceeded to give further advice about how to gain more experience and gave me the support and motivation I needed at that time. Sometimes all we need is for someone to encourage us and remind us not to give up. I would highly recommend anyone who is considering Naeema’s services to do so.