Recent law grad balances work & volunteering

March 5, 2021

Originally from Singapore, new Christchurch Solicitor Satirayan Ravichandiren works in immigration law for Lane Neave, the firm he first joined as a summer clerk in late 2018.

He decided to study law at university because his mother suggested it  – he wanted to be a political journalist and his mother thought it would complement it well.

Doing voluntary work at Community Law Canterbury showed the difference he could make to people as a lawyer as he  saw first-hand how he could really help people in quite difficult circumstances.

His voluntary work continues with his role of Secretary on the Board of the Christchurch Aunties – a charity that supports organisations that help women and children in abusive houses/situations, for example The Battered Women’s Trust and He Waka Tapu.

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