Father-son duo enroll as lawyers on same day in Thrissur
Vadakkekkadu (Thrissur): In a rare achievement, a man and his son enrolled as lawyers together on same day. Vailathur native Martin Thomas and son Gabriel are the father-son lawyer duo.
When 54-year-old Martin decided to join law college 5 years ago, Gabriel changed his plan from CA to law after Plus Two. Thus the father and son studied and appeared for entrance together. Finally, they also enrolled on the same day.
Martin returned to Kerala in 2015 after 25 years of expat life. After clearing entrance exam, Martin joined Thrissur Law College and Gabriel joined Nehru College in Lakkidi. The classes were scheduled from morning to 4 in the evening.
Though it was difficult in the beginning, later the classes with other students became interesting, Martin said. He was working in travel and tourism consultancy sector in Gulf. He returned to the state following financial crisis.
Martin plans to open a legal consultancy service in Gulf now. Gabriel is the eldest son of Martin’s three children. Martin’s youngest daughter is a first year law student in Thrissur Government Law college.