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Taz here!

I’m a law school graduate (LL.B & LL.M), Lincoln's Inn scholar, and future pupil barrister, living in Manchester.

I've been on the legal path for a decade and I've learned a lot along the way which I'm excited to share with everyone! My goal is to support aspiring lawyers on their journey into the profession and explore ways to optimise our performance and wellbeing in the pursuit of curating a healthier, happier, and more successful life.

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My Story

I was born and raised in Greater Manchester, and I'm half-British and half-Syrian. After completing primary school, I went to stay with my aunt in Syria for one year to learn Arabic.

When I returned home, I joined Wilmslow High School. Initially, my performance at school wasn't the best; I was bottom set for almost every subject until year 9 when my maths teacher changed my attitude towards learning. I realised I wasn't applying myself and from that point forward I went on to do quite well in school. I was Captain of the badminton team, and I played as a winger for the rugby team.

In my past life, I was a big gamer. I started on the classic PS1. One of my favourite games was Diablo, and on the PC I loved playing World of Warcraft. At the top of the list was The Elder Scrolls Oblivion on PS3. When I wasn’t gaming, I was out playing Curby (a British classic), manhunt and riding bikes with friends – your regular 90s kid stuff. I also love binge-watching Netflix (quality films only of course) with Lord of the Rings being one of my childhood highlights – for my birthday I asked for String (sword) to hang up on my wall.

 

After finishing Sixth Form, I took a gap year, worked at Gourmet Burger Kitchen, and flew out to Australia and Southeast Asia to go backpacking with a close friend.

 

When I got back, I started at The University of Sheffield, studying Law and Criminology. I graduated with a 2-1, before carrying on doing a Master’s in Corporate and Commercial Law, graduating with Distinction. After graduating, I worked at a hotel for 6 months to save money to complete an internship at a death row office in New Orleans, Louisiana. Working at a capital defence office was an eye-opening experience and taught me a lot about the American criminal justice system. Outside of the office, I found myself living in a fraternity house with students from Tulane University, making the most of summer break.

 

I went on to volunteer at Manchester Crown Court for almost 1 year and worked as a Paralegal for Addleshaw Goddard. After I secured a scholarship from The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn for the Bar Training Course, graduating with Distinction.

 

After the course, I completed a range of mini-pupillages. I secured a job working at the Information Commissioner’s Office as a Lead Case Office before I start pupillage for the Crown Prosecution Service in September 2023. I’ve decided to set up a YouTube channel to have some fun, share my experience and document the ongoing journey of life.

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