Though encouraged to do business, new lawyer keen on ‘fighting for what’s right’


A career in business was what Simone Singh’s parents encouraged her to pursue.

She was, however, not keen on that path and instead, wanted to study law.

On Wednesday, years after she started her legal studies and job as a paralegal with the Hughes, Fields & Stoby kaw firm, she was admitted to the local bar to practice law in Guyana.

Singh’s petition was presented to Chief Justice Roxane George S.C. by Attorney-at-Law Nigel Hughes.

“… after all the hard work I’ve put in and afterall the sleepless nights, working and studying, and all the challenges and difficulties I faced having to prove my family wrong at the same time, proving to them that I deserve to do law and not business, it is definitely a proud moment for me,” Singh told the News Room.

She spoke more candidly about her academic and professional journey.

Because she decided to pursue law and not business, she had to fund her own studies. So, for the last five years, she worked with the law firm. Singh said she worked in three departments.

During that time, she also pursued her Bachelor of Laws (LLB) at the University of Guyana. And over the last two years, she went after her Legal Education Certificate (LEC) at the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad and Tobago.

Working and studying simultaneously meant she consistently had a heavy workload. But that didn’t deter her. In fact, she said she was always focused on the legal profession.

“… I prefer to do law because I always wanted to fight for what is right and do what is right and help others in need,” Singh highlighted.

Now that she has been admitted to the bar she is excited to immerse herself further in the legal profession. Singh also said she will be pursuing a Master’s Degree, possibly related to law and the oil and gas sector.

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