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Posted On: 23rd Jun 2014

Explore Law

Fixer Lee-Anne Reddey
Lee-Anne playing the role of a barrister in the film
Actor playing the part of a judge

Legal eagle Lee-Anne Reddey is making a case to show that anyone can pursue a career in law regardless of their socio-economic situation.

 

The 23-year-old from Sheffield is concerned that many are put off by the subject and think it’s reserved only for those who are from privileged families.

 

Having recently finished a law degree at university, she wants to make the profession more diverse by encouraging people of all backgrounds to give it a go.

 

‘Before me there were no first generation members of my family that went to university, which proves that with hard work and dedication, anything is possible,’ explains Lee-Anne.

 

‘Yes, there are many who don’t feel as if they can afford to study law, but it shouldn’t be a barrier for anyone.

 

‘This is why there needs to be more support for those from disadvantaged backgrounds so they're given a chance to do something they otherwise couldn’t.’

 

With Fixers, the group have helped create a film which explores the issue of social diversity in the field of law.

 

The courtroom comedy depicts two sides presenting their argument for and against making the legal profession more inclusive.

 

Watch 'Explore Law' at the top of this page.

 

‘I’ve never done anything like this before, but I found myself really getting into the role of a barrister,’ she adds.

 

‘This is a serious issue, but I think doing it with a comedic twist really worked and will hopefully make a difference.’

 

Lee-Anne aims to take her Fixers film into local schools and colleges to educate sixth form students about the benefits of pursuing a career in law.

 

She explains: ‘It’s important that young people like me are encouraged to do great things with their lives and be whatever they want.

 

‘I’m so proud of what I’ve achieved, but it’s not down to my social class, it’s because I’ve had to work at it.

 

‘My parents taught me to reach for the stars and I want others to do the same.’

 

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See how Fixer Alexander Podmore and his team are encouraging young people never to give up on chasing a career they’re passionate about.

 

Author: N. Farooq

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