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Celebrating the men of AFG LAW

November 19, 2019

Today is International Mens Day 2019. We asked our male colleagues a few questions and here are the answers we received from Greg, Rahil, Carl, Aaron, Matthew D and Matthew T (below).

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MEET GREG FRENCH

What is your role at AFG LAW? Managing Director

What or who inspired you to work in the legal profession? Victor Sifuentes and LA LAW!!!

What would you say to young men who want to follow in your footsteps? It is hard work and challenging as a career but ultimately rewarding. You will need grit and determination to get the career you want so don’t think it will be gifted to you!

What’s your favourite quote? Every day is a school day!

MEET RAHIL KHAN

What is your role at AFG LAW? Criminal Law Solicitor/Director.

What or who inspired you to work in the legal profession? My father whose interest in law he was unable to pursue.

What would you say to young men who want to follow in your footsteps? What you waiting for, get on with it!!

What’s your favourite quote? Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts (Winston Churchill).

MEET CARL FLETCHER

What is your role at AFG LAW? Director and Head of Residential Conveyancing.

What or who inspired you to work in the legal profession? I started at AFG LAW straight from school and would probably say Michael Morgan with his vast knowledge and dedication to train young staff!

What would you say to young men who want to follow in your footsteps? Always stay focussed and be prepared for hard work and dedication.

What’s your favourite quote? Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know which one you are going to get! (Forest Gump).

MEET AARON MARSHALL

What is your role at AFG LAW? Head of Dispute Resolution.

What or who inspired you to work in the legal profession? My brother was working as a legal clerk when I was at university and it was through speaking with him about his work that first got me interested. Following some work experience at law firms I then decided that a career in the law was for me. I settled on a career in Dispute Resolution because I like being the “go to guy” who is there when an issue arises. I like the aspect of being a problem solver.

What would you say to young men who want to follow in your footsteps? A career in the law is very challenging but can ultimately be very rewarding too. If you are willing to put in the research and hard work then it is a career in which anything can be achieved.

MEET MATTHEW DAVIDSON

What is your role at AFG LAW? Head of Finance.

What or who inspired you to work in the legal profession? I have always had an interest in Maths and Finance from an early age and as complex as the law is, managing the finances for a busy practice seemed equally challenging and rewarding – and it is! Every day is different!

What would you say to young men who want to follow in your footsteps? The sky is the limit – you get out of life what you put in so aim high and follow your dreams.

MEET MATTHEW TAYLOR

What is your role at AFG LAW? Solicitor in the Dispute Resolution Department.

What or who inspired you to work in the legal profession? Aside from relishing the intellectual challenges posed by the law, I’ve always enjoyed helped others in dealing with their problems. Being a solicitor therefore combines both these interests.

What would you say to young men who want to follow in your footsteps? No matter how many set-backs or rejections you get, don’t give up.

What’s your favourite quote? My advice to young people is always this – find something you enjoy doing so much that you’d be willing to do it for nothing… and you’ll never work a day in your life.