Amelia studied law at university and moved back to the Isle of Man to pursue a career as an advocate after completing the Bar Professional Training Course.
The flexibility of her job enabled her to take six weeks of paid study leave to gain her Manx Bar qualification, a norm for the financial sector, which usually allows its workforce to earn as they learn.
'There is a lot of content to the Manx Bar exams, so you are studying and working full-time before the six weeks of study leave,' says Amelia.
'At that point, as a trainee advocate, your responsibilities are usually limited anyway, and M&P Legal were extremely supportive throughout.'
Amelia qualified as an advocate eight years after beginning her law degree, in which time she took a year out to work as a parliamentary intern for the Clerk of Tynwald’s Office, and then as a paralegal before becoming a trainee advocate.
'In my experience, there wasn’t a lot of emphasis on the financial sector and its impact upon my career while I was studying,' says Amelia, 'but it is certainly an important consideration within my career now.'
Her move back to the island has prompted a better worklife balance, an essential factor in Amelia’s career, and has afforded her an excellent standard of living.
'The legal industry on the island allows for exposure to different business areas from an early stage of your career. From experience, I have found that the work is varied and there is an opportunity to get involved in a broad range of specialisms.'