Rachel is a newly qualified solicitor and a member of our London Financial Restructuring team. She studied Law at the University of Cambridge, going on to complete the LPC at BPP.
“I wanted to train at a smaller firm but I didn’t want to compromise on the quality of work. The vacation scheme gave me the chance to sit in a number of different departments, meet interesting people and get involved in actual matters. I felt that I got true insight into what life as a trainee would be like so it was an easy yes for me when I was offered a training contract.
In my financial restructuring seat I was involved on all aspects of a complex deal. At other firms trainees may only be involved in isolated elements, but that’s not the case here – you get stuck in, learn all about it and get to know the clients and the commercial background. This exciting and hands-on experience helped me to decide that restructuring played to my strengths and was where I wanted to qualify.
As a trainee you can take on as much responsibility as you can handle. Here you operate more like an associate and I really appreciate the independence and freedom that come from being able to do that.”