I learnt a great deal, not only about corporate life but also about working on a trading floor and with an in-house legal team at a global bank. I was introduced to employees in a number of different areas of the bank (legal and non-legal) and worked with people at all levels. Working with the lawyers at Citi sparked a re-think in whether I was suited to a career at the bar (which was top of my preferences at the time) or whether a career as a solicitor would be more appropriate for me.
Studying at the Sorbonne in Paris (2013/2014):
Gaining the opportunity to study at the Sorbonne in Paris was realising a long-held dream of living in France and studying at one of the most prestigious universities in Europe. My year abroad underlined the importance of choosing a career that would allow me opportunities to work abroad and interact with different languages and cultures.
Two-week Winter Vacation Scheme at HSF (Dec 2014):
A week spent in both Corporate and the Dispute Resolution departments at the firm. An insight into the culture and working lifestyle of the trainees, associates and partners. By the end I knew that pursuing a career as a solicitor (and training at HSF in particular) was the right move for me.
In my second seat I am in dispute resolution working on general litigation as part of HSF's unique advocacy unit.
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