By Tiffany Wan – Commercial Property Lawyer
There is a Chinese Proverb that “Learning is a treasure that would follow its owner everywhere”.
I count my blessings every day. I have been fortunate to discover, study and work in a field I am truly passionate in – law. Being mentor to many law students; it brings me great joy to see many motivated and aspiring individuals willing to give it their all for a career in law. For anyone wishing to become a lawyer they should be committed to continual self-development as the law is constantly changing and being updated; and be prepared as mental agility is required in every day work.
After exploring an array of different professions through the help of a secondary school career service and reading around the topic, I soon realised I wanted to pursue a legal career since the young age of thirteen. I haven’t looked back since. I still remember arriving at the Old Bailey for my first day of my mini pupillage and looking up to the Lady Justice statute. At that young age, I realised there was so much more to law than it being a respectable profession; it embodied justice and was a fundamental foundation in society. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1955) had said that “…true peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice”. It is saddening for lawyers that with recent budget cuts in government funding, the need for lawyers to do pro bono work has increased considerably. Undoubtedly access to justice will be compromised had it not been for the many lawyers who are willing to contribute outside their working hours to help those in need of knowledge, of justice and the need for a fair trial.
About Tiffany Wan
Commercial Property lawyer at Edwards Duthie Solicitors.
Getting the work done.
Areas of Practice
Specialism in Real Estate (Commercial Property) with experience in Residential Property, Private client (Wills, LPA, Deputyships and Probate) and is an accredited Family Law member of the Law Society.
Joined the Roll of Solicitors
I am thankful for the many people in my life, in particular my parents, who have given me inspiration and supported me throughout the years. My clients who have been most appreciative of my work have been the reason that I strive to continually improve and fine tune my legal skills.
Writing for Nee Hao has allowed me to reach out to the Chinese community and “give something back”. I am grateful that my upbringing has enabled me to understand the Chinese traditions and customs and I feel it is extremely important that the younger generation work to maintain that so things don’t become forgotten.
If readers have any questions in connection with property related issues please reach out to me at [email protected]. I also participate in local law society groups and attend pro bono clinics in London; so if readers require any assistance on other areas of law please do not hesitate to contact me and I will do my best to help.