Komal Toheed

I am an ambitious and motivated professional who is keen on gaining a deeper insight into legal practice.  Before pursuing my legal studies, I worked in a pharmacy for ten years alongside gaining my academic qualifications.  Working in the pharmacy, I learnt how to communicate effectively with vulnerable customers, advising them, and dealing with general and extremely sensitive health wellbeing issues while remaining empathetic to their specific needs.

As part of my role in the pharmacy I worked in accordance with company policies particularly those in relation to Equal Opportunity and Confidentiality.

Having then successfully graduated with a 2:1 law degree from Middlesex University in 2012, I am now finalising my LPC/LLM.

I worked as a paralegal for a Newham based immigration firm; where I was able to put my legal skills into practice. I carried out tasks such as drafting client care letters and representation letters.  I conducted legal research, dealt with correspondence and casework support including opening new case files and conducting relevant checks.

I joined Foster & Foster, Solicitors as a paralegal in June 2019 and I am looking forward to working in social welfare law as I continue to work towards qualifying as a solicitor.  I am also looking forward to learning all the workings of a legal aid practice.

I was an active member of the Newham youth parliament for my borough Newham, where I got to debate with the opposing party on social matters such as Housing and Environment.  Currently, I am the Youth leader for my local church where I am responsible for encouraging faith discussions, mentoring youth adults in developing their leadership skills and organising and co-ordinating youth events.

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