Lucky day for aspiring lawyer

Aspiring Luton lawyer Sorcha Monaghan
Aspiring Luton lawyer Sorcha Monaghan

An aspiring Luton lawyer had a Cinderella moment while working at Ladbrokes to fund her post graduate studies.

Sorcha Monaghan, 25, from Runfold was behind the counter studying a business law book when football mad Pictons managing partner Sukh Saini popped in to place a bet.

He said: “I was so surprised to see what this really helpful young girl was reading.

“I asked if she was studying for the Legal Practice Course (LPC) and when she said yes, I was intrigued and suggested she sent me her CV.”

Sorcha was initially invited to do work experience at the law firm and now has a full-time job as a paralegal/legal assistant in its conveyancing department.

The former Cardinal Newman schoolgirl who read law in Liverpool said: “I never thought meeting Sukh would lead to me securing employment at a top law firm.

“I also didn’t think the skills I acquired at Ladbrokes would give me a competitive edge, but Sukh said he was really impressed by how I dealt with customers and my initiative in getting a job to fund my LPC studies.”

She still works weekends at Ladbrokes and hopes to secure a training contract – the next step up the legal ladder.