Journey to Law
BSix alumnus, Rojin Tasman, recently visited us as she ‘wanted to give something back’. Rojin says that,
‘…the skills that I developed at BSix and continuing to be true to my Hackney roots since starting my career in law, have helped me to be confident and successful.’
Rojin is a local Hackney resident who attended Clapton Girls Academy and progressed to study at BSix in 2009. She studied A-levels in English Literature, Maths, Drama and an AS in Philosophy. Two years later she progressed to study Law at Anglia Ruskin University.
After graduation she started her career at City Firm, Kingsley Napley, in their Regulatory and Professional Discipline department. In 2016 she decided to progress her career by working within a high street law firm where she would get more ‘hands on experience’, and is currently with Duncan Lewis Solicitors based in Dalston. She has been involved in several successful high profile cases at the Central Criminal Court (Old Baily) over the past two years, including:
“Man killed at immigration centre in Hillingdon” – Case involving a murderer who assaulted a 64 year old man to death in his cell at the Colnbrook Immigration Detention Centre who he had thought was raping his sister at the time. He had taken the synthetic drug ‘Spice’ for the first time a day before the murder. This case in particular showed Rojin’s skills in being able to communicate and handle the most difficult and dangerous of clients.
She has also handled cases of fraud, robbery and GBH as well as conspiracy to possess and supply Class A drugs.
Rojin speaks highly of BSix and is arranging to come back and speak to current students to help motivate and encourage them to achieve their goals. She said how the enrichment and student voice activities that she participated in whilst at College had given her the extra skills and confidence to succeed in her career. These activities included student leadership training and becoming the Student Union President. She also appeared on BBC News at the time discussing the impact of the withdrawal of the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) for students. Her skills in drama have also been particularly useful in her practical advocacy law exams, where she effectively used a role play technique and passed one of the toughest practical exams first time when undertaking the accreditation in becoming a legal representative at the police station!
We look forward to continuing to follow Rojin’s career!