Get to know Miriam

Hello, I’m Miriam, and I’m originally from Chwilog in Dwyfor. I have just started working as a Legal Professional Trainee in Gwynedd Council’s Legal Department in October 2020. I am delighted to be part of ‘Cynllun Yfory’ for the next two years and look forward to all the opportunities that are part of the scheme.

My background
After completing my A-levels at Coleg Meirion Dwyfor in Pwllheli, I moved away to England to complete my Law with Criminology degree in Sheffield, and then on to Southampton to do a postgraduate degree in A-level teaching. For two years I taught both BTEC and A-level law to students aged 16-18+ and had some great experiences.

I missed home, my family and friends terribly, and I knew I wanted to pursue a career in law. I was very fortunate that everything fell into place and I was able to move home to study the Legal Practical Course and Masters of Law in Chester in 2019. I finished the course in the middle of the lockdown in 2020 with a Distinction.

What next?
Law has such an influence on all aspects of local government work. Over the next two years I will be experiencing work in various sectors of the Legal Service such as Planning, Highways, Licensing and Children and Adult work, whilst completing the last part, (finally!) of my legal training through University the Law at Chester.

I’m so glad that I’m able to live and work in my home county again, and I’m looking forward to working with Gwynedd Council as I’m fully aware how integral the residents are to the council, and being able to work on projects where I can see a direct positive impact on the community that means so much to me, and that in the Welsh language is a privilege.

Please check out my blogs if you would like to hear more about the work I will be doing.