What prompted your move from Exeter to the London office?
I trained and qualified in Exeter, however because our TMC/IP team is located in both the London and Exeter offices, I had an opportunity to support the team in London.
What do you enjoy most about the London office?
The London office is like one big team as there are about 40 of us sitting in an open plan office. Partners, solicitors and PAs all mix together for lunch and various social events, which you may not get in a larger office. We recently had a tennis tournament, and despite managing to sprain my ankle, it was great fun!
Why did you choose to qualify in TMC/IP?
I always wanted to be in a fast-moving area of law – not dealing with hundred year-old deed packets! TMC/IP really ticks those boxes and as I am often helping clients with day-to-day commercial issues, you get to know your clients really well, which makes the job really rewarding.
What was your route into the law?
I studied Chemistry and Law at the University of Exeter (I know – it seems like a strange combination…). It was a qualifying law degree so I then took my Legal Practice Course (LPC) at the College of Law (now renamed the University of Law) in Guildford. I managed to fit in a gap year in between where I did a ski season in the French Alps and some travelling in South East Asia.
Tell me about something that you have become involved in whilst at Michelmores that you wouldn’t have expected
I was involved with the Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre South West acting pro-bono as their company secretary for about three years. I met some really lovely people and got to understand and learn about MS and the work the charity does.
Have you followed someone on Twitter/Instagram you can recommend?
I would have to recommend following one of my clients who I have worked with as a start-up company in London and who are beginning to do really well – and I also buy their amazing healthy meal kits: @MindfulChefUK. Follow them!