“The firm’s small trainee intake and the international nature of the work for a range of capital markets participants really appealed to me. During my training contract I sat in corporate and financial restructuring seats. I also spent time working on some litigation matters.
As one of a small number of trainees, I was exposed early on to a variety of matters and transactions and was given the opportunity to take on greater responsibility as my training contract progressed. The firm’s open atmosphere encourages frequent and close communication and trainees are able to ask for advice or help from associates and partners alike. Trainees are often involved in drafting client alerts or contributing to articles and publications, which keeps them abreast of topical issues and legal developments. There are also training lunches where associates and partners give presentations on recent areas of work. The support from my colleagues has been crucial for meeting challenges presented at work and for my personal development as a lawyer in the firm.”