Why did you decide to pursue a career in law?
A passion for speaking and debate, originally led me to research a career at the Bar. However, I also found I had a knack for talking to people and explaining complex ideas and principles. It was these qualities among others that led me to a career in law.
What career path did you take to get to where you are?
I read International Law and spent time in the US studying International Relations and Politics. Once I completed my studies I worked in-house specialsing in data protection and in regulation for the Solicitors Regulation Authority. This experience helped to mould my skill set and increase my understanding of the profession.
First impression of the firm and its values?
An ambitious firm where you can be yourself. There is no one particular type of Howard Kennedy lawyer and individuality is encouraged.
First impression of the firm's culture?
The firm is friendly, open and non-hierarchical. It is sociable and puts on regular events to encourage firm wide networking - this is a great opportunity to meet people from different parts of the business.
First impression of your seat?
Residential Real Estate offers an interesting mix of work with high value deals and exposure to refinancing work. I regularly liaise with estate agents, banks and solicitors on the other side, and often attend client meetings. I also have autonomy over my files.
First impression your supervision and the mentor scheme?
Having a mentor is a great opportunity to learn more about the firm in an informal way. It is also a very useful platform to discuss your career objectives and gain useful information about building your brand.
First impression of the social side of the firm?
The trainees are always keen to go to the local pub (usually on a weekly basis). It's a great time to catch up and see how everyone's seats are going.
We have a lot of social events which are well attended, the most recent was the Real Estate Christmas party at the Anthologist.
First impression of the local area?
London Bridge is a fantastic location and our address, No.1 London Bridge, makes a strong statement about the firm and its direction.
Borough Market is a stones throw away so fresh tasty food is always an option.
London Bridge also has a big Tesco nearby (always handy) and lots of cafés and bars.
An ambitious firm where you can be yourself.