My legal life: Shefali Talukdar

Like many people of my generation, my dad gave me the choice of studying medicine, accountancy or law. Faced with those subjects, law seemed like the best option and thankfully it was the right decision for me.

I trained under the old-style Law Society Finals and studied most areas of law during that period. I also think my training contract - and the broad knowledge I gained during that time - still stands me in good stead. My management skills have come since I started working 'on the job', as I don't think they can really be taught.

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