Kwaku Osei

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I experienced plenty of different things before starting at Linklaters, in business, politics, sciences. And all have relevance to the work I’m now doing at the firm. Because lawyers here need to think laterally and take a holistic approach to problem solving. So many of my experiences outside of law really help to make me a better, well-rounded lawyer.

I was delighted to get my training contract at Linklaters after getting my first degree in Political Science and French from Yale. But I decided to defer starting my Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) to go to Clare College at the University of Cambridge where I studied a Masters in International Relations.

During my GDL, I worked part-time in the office of David Lammy, the MP for Tottenham in London. I also went back home to work for start-ups in Accra before finishing my legal practice course and starting my Training Contract.

The learning resources at Linklaters and the training courses here really set the firm apart. We have clients attending some of our external courses and they’re always appreciative of the quality of the training here. Even friends who’ve moved onto other firms tell me they miss the learning resources we have.

It’s no wonder that Linklaters lawyers are some of the smartest and most highly motivated legal minds I’ve met. They’re also a fun bunch. I’ve found that the social calendar can often be as jam-packed as the work schedule!