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Evin Mosley’s drive for self-improvement brought him to the law

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Evin Mosley, a pupil at Cox Hallett Wilkinson, is Called to the Bar (Photograph by Sékou Hendrickson)

A young man who was Called to the Bar said yesterday that he owed his success to his drive for self-improvement.

Evin Mosley, 25, was welcomed to the legal community in a ceremony attended by colleagues and loved ones.

Mr Mosley told the packed courtroom: “I stand here humble and recognise that this is just the beginning.

“As a fresh attorney, I now find myself at the bottom of the mountain once again, ready to embark on another journey.

“I know the mountain will have its obstacles and challenges, but I find comfort in the thought of smiling at the top of it one day.”

Mr Mosley’s ceremony, overseen by Puisne Judge Larry Mussenden, took place in the Supreme Court.

Evin Mosley, a pupil at Cox Hallett Wilkinson, is Called to the Bar (Photograph by Sékou Hendrickson)

Mr Mosley, from Devonshire, said that he enjoyed law for the challenges it offered and its ability to help others.

Asked why he joined law, he told the court that he would always joke: “I wanted to be a basketball player but my mother wouldn’t let me”.

Mr Mosley added that he stayed committed to the legal profession because of his desire to adapt to and overcome obstacles.

He admitted that he did not have a “natural talent” for anything growing up and always wanted to prove himself.

Mr Mosley said: “Compared to those around me, I was never the fastest, strongest or smartest — it often felt like I was at the bottom of a steep mountain looking up.

“Even though I may have lacked natural talent, I was able to push ahead due to my constant fixation on self-improvement.

“My strength did not lie in being the best naturally — my strength was the ability to start at the bottom of a mountain and get strong from climbing it.”

He added: “Law has been the perfect mountain that has challenged me to climb harder than I’ve ever had to.

“It has required me to refine, learn and adapt when circumstances change.

“My journey has been filled with some of the highest highs, along with the lowest lows, but I have thankfully been well equipped to tackle any challenge because of my upbringing.”

Despite his self-proclaimed lack of natural talent, Mr Mosley’s drive was reflected in every aspect of his upbringing.

The court heard that he was an honour roll pupil throughout his 13 years at Mount Saint Agnes Academy.

He played basketball throughout his school career and was recognised as his team’s most valuable player, and spent much of his time offering community service.

Mr Mosley, who graduated in 2015, was nominated for the Outstanding Teen Award in Sports and Community Service.

He attended the University of Reading in the UK and interned at Christopher’s and Conyers throughout his school years.

Mr Mosley graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 2018 and completed the legal professional course at BPP University Law School in London.

He started his pupillage at Cox Hallett Wilkinson last May and worked in litigation and corporate matters.

Craig Rothwell, the head of litigation at Cox Hallett and Wilkinson, and Mr Mosley’s tutor, said that his pupil brought professionalism and enthusiasm to the office.

He added: “Attitude and effort is as valuable as ability and skill — and Mr Mosley certainly has both.”

Mr Mosley hopes to build a career in corporate law.

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Published April 01, 2023 at 8:01 am (Updated April 01, 2023 at 10:20 am)

Evin Mosley’s drive for self-improvement brought him to the law

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