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Ian Mason

Ian graduated from Oxford University with a law degree in 1974 and subsequently qualified as a solicitor, later becoming a salaried partner in the firm with which he trained and then setting up his own solicitors’ practice. Although he is not now practising as a solicitor, he formed Pro-law in 2016 as a separate business offering “unreserved” legal services outside the structure of a regulated law firm. Ian has a passion for supporting younger people locally who wish to pursue a career in legal practice. Ian has also sat on the board for a number of charities.

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Koren L Pitcher

Koren joined Pro-law in January 2017 as a trainee Paralegal. In 2019 she obtained her Level 4 Diploma in Paralegal Studies after two years of study and is now an associate member of the National Association of Paralegals. Koren is one of the first points of contact for Pro-law as well as carrying out many different administration tasks, research and preparing legal documents. In 2021, Koren was appointed as an additional director of the company. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her young family and socialising.

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Samantha Hirons

Samantha joined Pro-law in the summer of 2021 and has now completed her legal secretary training with the Institute of Legal Secretaries and PA’s. She is a Psychology graduate from Swansea University but is passionate about pursuing a career in the legal sector and hopes to progress further within Pro-law. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to podcasts, gaming, and exploring with her dog.

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Grace McConnell

Grace is an incoming pupil barrister with the Crown Prosecution Service. Grace completed the Bar Practice Course in Bristol and was called to the bar in the summer of 2022. Prior to studying the course, Grace worked for Pro-Law in Bude as General Practice Assistant. In this role she aided other members of the team with admin and research tasks as well as being proactive with the education and training ethos that Pro-Law has. This included setting up a group on Facebook called ‘Bude Law Students’. This is open to anyone studying, training or interested in law. Please feel free to join this group to ask any questions or start a discussion. She is also happy to be contacted privately for any queries you may have. Grace is helping us with general admin tasks, making the most of our case management system and aiding with research tasks. Grace’s long-term goal is to practice as a barrister. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and socialising with family and friends.

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