Kiran has everything I look for in a Trainee: she’s bright, hardworking and willing to get under the skin of a deal.
Her enthusiasm and ability told me that if I trusted her with important work, she’d deliver results. That’s why I sent her to her first closing meeting on her own. It was a lot of responsibility to give a Trainee just two weeks in, but I made sure that I did everything I could to support her before she left.
It was a challenge but, in the end, Kiran nailed it. When she got back, we went through what she’d done. I think she got real value from the experience.
The best thing about Alex is that he’s willing to give you responsibility, as well as support. As a Trainee, that’s the best way to learn.
The deal we worked on was the first one I’d seen through from fee quote to completion. Going to the client to close the transaction on my own was a massive step forward: I was the sole representative for the company.
Closing the deal was a rush of accomplishment. I got back to the office and talked everything through with Alex. The fact that he took the time to show me what I’d achieved meant a lot to me.
I realised very quickly after meeting Sophie how bright she is. But she’s also tremendously enthusiastic; she approaches every task with a real ‘can-do’ attitude, and that’s what makes the difference.
We recently worked together on a complex matter where one of our clients got in touch worried that they’d accidentally failed to comply with a legal requirement. It went back over a number of years and several changes in the law. It was a productive and interesting piece of work, and I felt as though we complemented each other very well.
You always get further working together than you would alone; and that’s why it’s so important to us here that people learn to apply what they know in a collaborative environment.
Nikki puts a lot of time and effort into the Trainees and Associates she’s responsible for. She speaks to me one-on-one to make sure I’m comfortable with the work I’m doing. Because I’m just starting out I always have a lot of questions; although it’s important to get as far along with something as I can, I often get to a point where I need help, and Nikki is very approachable.
I had to help one of our clients understand where they hadn’t complied with an important piece of legislation. Nikki and I worked on it together, like putting together a big, complicated jigsaw.
I was quite nervous when I qualified here but after I’d been in the team a week I felt as though I’d known Nikki for ages. She gives me as much responsibility as I can handle, which helps me develop at my own pace.
Elaine is the model AG Partner and is a great London Grad Partner. She’s always accessible and she invests time in learning about who you are and what you want to achieve.
Elaine’s attitude towards Trainees is reflective of the business as a whole. If you’ve got any questions, she’s somebody you can count on. Before I went on secondment, I was concerned that I hadn’t completed a contentious seat. We sat down, she listened and helped me to take that next step.
We all have a great relationship with Elaine because, as Trainees, she’s done so much for us. Her advice has really helped me, all the way from joining the business, right through to qualification.
London Graduate Partner
There are two sides to Andrew. Of course, he’s incredibly driven and career-focussed. But he can also establish a rapport, with anyone,
in a flash.
It’s important to bring people through who have the potential to become business leaders in the future. And it’s a pleasure to engage and work with real, emerging talent. So, when Andrew showed enthusiasm for pursuing a contentious role, of course, I was there to help.
Whether you’re talking business or a casual chat, Andrew is somebody you turn to, instinctively. That quality makes him an
absolutely brilliant Trainee. And it’ll make him
an outstanding lawyer.