My legal life: Beatrice Cameli

Published on: 4 Aug 2014

Paralegal, Hill Dickinson, London


After finishing college in Italy I realised I was suited for a legal career because I am very persistent and persuasive. My family has always been involved in the shipping sector and this has fascinated me since I was a child. The involvement has, however, always been from a commercial perspective. There are no lawyers in my family. What I like about shipping is the international aspect and the variety of cases you can handle.

I studied law in Rome and wrote my final dissertation on shipping law. After six months in a law firm in Rome, I decided I wanted to move to London because of my passion for shipping. I had to start all over again due to the different legal systems. I did my GDL and LPC at the College of Law and obtained a training contract with Hill Dickinson, which is due to start this September. I am currently working as a paralegal at the same firm, in the shipping team. I had the chance to take part in the Clipper Round the World Race 13-14, Leg 8, race 14, from New York to Derry-Londonderry, thanks to Hill Dickinson.

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