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Get to Know our Trainees

We sat down with our new trainees to find out more about their interest in law, their background and what drew them to Seddons

Imogen Streets:

What did you study?

I studied History at Durham University.

 

Why did you choose to apply for Seddons’ training contract?

I chose to apply as I had worked at Seddons as a paralegal and really liked the firm. I liked the range of practice areas that were offered, I liked the friendly atmosphere and approachability of everyone in the firm and there were a lot of lawyers that I was keen to learn more from.

 

What attracted you to a career in law?

I was attracted to the breadth of law as a field, the analytical and problem-solving nature of the work, the fact that you are often helping people through a difficult or important moment in their life. I liked that the law constantly evolves and changes and as a result you are always learning and having to stay on your toes; you’re never going to be bored.

 

Dariya Skerratt:

Why did you choose to apply for Seddons’ training contract?

I chose to apply for a training contract at Seddons because trainees get a hands-on experience from the start.

The values and culture at Seddons really resonate with me, especially the way the firm embraces dedication and bespoke services, innovation, collaboration, and is such a friendly, inclusive, and supportive firm.

Having previously worked at Seddons as a paralegal, I can say with confidence that everyone makes you feel valued and respected.

The diverse range of work and people that the firm deals with is also so interesting and rewarding.

 

What would be your advice for anyone applying for a training contract?

I would advise anyone applying for a training contract to work hard, always be proactive, and most importantly, be confident in yourself and your abilities.

 

What do you think are the qualities that make a Seddons’ trainee?

Some important qualities that make a Seddons’ trainee are enthusiasm, dedication, confidence, empathy, and resilience.

Some important skills that make a Seddons’ trainee are good communication and listening skills, excellent analytical skills, the ability to think ahead and foresee what needs to be done next, and the ability to handle pressure.

 

Ellen Green:

What did you study?

I studied Law at the University of Leicester.

 

Why did you choose to apply for Seddons’ training contract?

Having already worked at Seddons, I knew how welcoming and friendly the people were and that it was a great learning environment because there was lots of support. I really like the culture of the firm, and I think there is lots of encouragement to grow and develop.

 

What seat are you currently in? What are you enjoying about this seat?

I am currently in the Commercial Property department. I have enjoyed the type of work I have been doing, and the variety of work I have been given. The people in my team have been very friendly and supportive and I look forward to learning as much as possible in the next few months.

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