I studied law at the London School of Economics. In my first year, I attended Linklaters’ Pathfinder scheme, then became a Linklaters Brand Ambassador in my second year. After attending their Summer Vacation Scheme in 2019, they offered me a Training Contract.
Currently, I’m sitting in Private Equity. My responsibilities vary from drafting documents to communicating with clients and opposing counsel. I also support the team by organising documents and monitoring workstream developments. When you’re coordinating work across practice areas and global offices, it’s easy to feel like you’re part of something big.
Recently we worked on the takeover of a public company by a private equity firm. Everyone worked incredibly hard to a tight timeframe. But it was worth it when the takeover went through. Cue celebrations!
At the same time, I’m mentored by senior team members, which is brilliant. And each month I can meet up with a firmwide mentor for further trainee development and guidance.
My favourite thing about working at Linklaters is the people. Everyone is willing to help, and the culture is friendly, inclusive and open. In fact, my team operates an open-door policy, so it’s easy for people to stop by with a question or for a chat. The people are also very social with everything from department get-togethers, informal drinks, catch-ups and Christmas parties to attend. And the trainee network has their own social events too.