Aston University graduate opening doors for others

Aston Law School graduate Nikita Dahya completed her placement at Rich & Carr Solicitors. Nikita has now been employed permanently by the firm as a paralegal and continues to be supported by the company to realising her ambition of becoming a qualified solicitor. 

Read about Nikita's experience below.




Nikita Dahya

Placement year

Nikita Dahya spent 10 months in 2019 on placement at Rich & Carr Solicitors. This involved supporting a senior Private Client Legal Executive as well as undertaking reception and front of house duties. Rich & Carr Solicitors have six offices across Leicestershire and the flexibility of the firm provided Nikita with the opportunity to extend her contract to working part-time during her third year at university and eventually a graduate role.

Nikita said: “I chose Aston University to study my undergraduate Law degree because of its placement scheme. I am grateful to David Roberts for offering me a placement at Rich & Carr Solicitors and now a permanent role as a paralegal. The firm has been very supportive and flexible in allowing me to progress in my career.”



Mentorship and Coaching

Following Nikita’s experience at Rich & Carr Solicitors, Nikita has dedicated her time to supporting current Aston Law School students through mentorship and coaching. As a result of Nikita’s success, the firm have recruited another placement student Devina Joshi. After also impressing the company Devina has been retained on a part-time basis for one-day a week in the same branch office while completing her final year at Aston University. 

David Roberts, Director at Rich & Carr Solicitors has been impressed by the performance of Nikita and Devina and is keen to continue to recruit more students from Aston Law School and support them on their career paths. 

David said: “On behalf of myself and my fellow directors here at Rich & Carr, I can say that we are delighted with the caliber of the undergraduates who have joined us via Aston University’s placement scheme: we hope that more students will follow in the footsteps of Nikita and Devina.”