Paige Taylor

Paige Taylor, OL

Handford 2015-2017, Paralegal

Paige Taylor has just finished her bar course studies and intends to get a pupillage at a mixed common law set of Chambers. In the interim she is working as a Paralegal in London at DWF LLP in their Casualty and Major Injury Team.  

Paige came from a single-parent low-income background and life was difficult. She was a carer for her late-mother from the age of 12 and believed that this would be her life’s purpose. She was wrong, and towards the end of her time at school in Bexleyheath she decided to look for something more. It was only when Paige visited her grandparents in Shoreham that she discovered the existence of Lancing College. At first, she didn’t recognise it as a school - she couldn't understand how students were able to learn with something as breathtaking as the Chapel on their doorstep. 

Paige was given a Foundationer’s bursary and she now had time to focus on her education and realise her academic potential. The pastoral care meant she had respite from her caring responsibilities and was able to fully engage in life at Lancing. One of her favourite memories was chairing a debate on the Brexit referendum between two local Conservative MPs. This was one of the first pieces of advocacy she undertook at the College. 

Paige had her portrait taken at her Inn of Court, the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple. Her Inn is a special place for her as she received two scholarships from there which enabled her to undertake the bar vocational training at the Inns of Court College of Advocacy.  

Paige aspires to one day give back to the College and to pay forward what was an opportunity which changed the trajectory of her life. 'The opportunity to go to Lancing is one I will cherish and never forget. I hope to give someone like me the chance to change the blueprint of their life forever.'