Degree: Law, 2.1, Nottingham Trent University
LPC: Nottingham Law school
Firm: Mills & Reeve
Why did you decide upon a career in law?
I studied A-level law and the interest grew from that. Also my mum wanted me to pursue a career in law because my uncle was a barrister in India, which is where my family stems from. I enjoyed my law degree, so I thought I’d go the whole hog and qualify.
What did the application process involve?
I got the training contract via the vacation scheme. I applied via a paper-based application form, which is now online. During the three-week vacation scheme I worked in different departments every day, so I got a grand overview of the way firm works. Lots of of social events were organised there, too.
What type of work are you doing in your current seat?
I am in a private tax seat, working on wills, intestate and probate issues. I am drafting quite a lot, and I am also doing some trust and charity work. It’s a diverse range of topics I am delving into.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
The staff. I really like the people I work with, both the trainees and the fee-earners. The trainees have been recruited well and we have moulded together as a group. It spurs you to enjoy your time here – that’s important because we spend a lot of time at work.
What do you like least?
Coming straight out of university, having had no gap year, it was strange having responsibility. It was hard to make the transition from nothing to everything. The ramifications and consequences of your actions are immense.
What advice do you have for readers?
Be prepared to work hard, and give it your all. It is tough. There can be long hours, and it is emotionally and physically demanding. But at the end you’ll have a strong career, which will pay dividends.