Werk Crush Wednesday: Nomakhosi Sandi

This week we chat with Nomakhosi Sandi from my city of birth Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. She is a litigation lawyer who has turned into a commercial lawyer! If you are looking to make a switch in your practice area, keep reading below for some inspiration!

Your qualifications:
I started off with doing a Higher National Diploma in Legal studies. I did this Blackburn College, East Lancashire. From the 40 or so students who registered, I was the only to complete and graduate in my class.

I then went on to do my LLB (hons) at Northampton University, in Northampton, UK and I graduated in 2012.

I currently work with Titan Law, GN Mlotshwa & Co, in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Which is a corporate/commercial focused firm, and is my main interest in law.

Your practice areas:
When I initially got registered as a legal practitioner, I was interested in doing all areas of law. This was mostly because I was keen in putting into practice what I learnt at university, so I mostly did civil litigation, and criminal law. 

My interests have however shifted to corporate and commercial law, such as working on company mergers and take overs.

 A major move in the last 5 years:
I think my major move has always been in going after the job/position I want. When you look at my C.V. you will see that I have changed jobs 3 times. One may assume it is because I don’t know what I want or I am flight risk. I look at it as going after my goal and dream job. Leaving one firm for another has been one of those things I’ve had to do so as to practice in my area of interest.

Why you chose to study law:
To be honest, my parents chose it for me,  but I fell in love with it when I was in university.

Something you wish you could change about legal practice:
In my country (Zimbabwe) I would change the efficiency of our courts system. Its frustrating to await months to complete a trial because the record has not been transcribed as we do not have stenographers. The Magistrates have to write down everything for themselves, and sometimes they miss out a few things.

How do you network:
I attend business meeting and luncheons. I also go to business awards and events.

A beauty staple and closet item you can't live without:
Beauty staple is my lipstick – ruby woo byMac.
Closet item are my black heels.

A physical or spiritual practice you have adopted:
I recently started working out, at least 6 times a week. My aim is to make it a lifestyle change, taking care of my health.

If not law, what would you be doing:
Most likely property development- buying and renovating houses then selling them off.

Bad recommendations or assumptions about law that you often hear?
The law is only for the rich people. That’s not always the case.  Just because you cannot afford a lawyer, does not mean you cannot have one. The State provides a lawyer.

The best or most worthwhile investment you have ever made? 
The best investment is investing in my personal development.

Major goal for the next 5 years:
To own my own property development company.

Quote you live your life by:
Too glam to give a damn.

Where can people find you to say hi:

LinkedIn: Nomakhosi Sandi
Instagram : khosii_theequeenb
Twitter :@Mis_khosii


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