Interview with Sara Tsui

Legal Beagle Expert speaker Sara  Tsui


Interview with Sara Tsui, a Solicitor in Hong Kong and a Consultant at Khoo & Co. Solicitors. She is one of our expert speakers.

Legal Beagle: How did you get interested in Animal Law and Welfare?

Sara: I have always been interest in animals and I wanted to be a vet, so when I became a lawyer I wanted to pursue my passion so I entered into animal law and welfare.

Legal Beagle: Describe a typical day.

Sara:  Wake up early, care for baby and 10 cats and a snake pet. Then breakfast talks – animal law or other law subjects.

Legal Beagle:  How did your earlier career choices lead you to where you are now?

Sara: It was the search for a research area and also the need to complete a research based doctorate.

Legal Beagle: Did you have any mentors in your career and how have they influenced you?

Sara: Not much, as it is a very niche area, but I did have a lot of vet friends and scholars.

Legal Beagle: What is the best career advice you’ve ever received?

Sara: Do what you are passionate about.

Legal Beagle: What is the biggest risk that you’ve taken in your career?

Sara: A total change of career with a half salary cut.

Legal Beagle: What are the key skills and experience required for a career like yours?

Sara:  As I am partly academic, I will say able to understand difficult concept but able to explain them easily and in a way that people will understand and be interested.

Legal Beagle: Of all your accomplishments, which are you most proud of?

Sara: Completing a doctorate while giving birth to two children.

Legal Beagle: If you were to start your career journey again what would you do differently?

Sara: Completely change career path to becoming an “animalist” is something that have more connection with and help animals.

Legal Beagle: If you weren’t doing this what would have been your alternate career choice?

Sara: Vet