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Meet the trainee - Josh Dyal

Sep 14th, 2020

We are fortunate to have five new trainees join us this year. We sat down with Josh Dyal, one of our Lincoln Trainees, to find out more about why he chose Langleys and the challenges he anticipates. His first seat is with the Family Team.

Why did you choose to train with Langleys?


Langleys’ reputation as a top firm in the area, as well as the core values of client focus and teamwork helped me make my decision to begin my training with the firm. Additionally, I studied my Undergraduate Law Degree at Lincoln university and wanted the opportunity to return to the city and progress my career.

What are you most looking forward to?

I am most looking forward to beginning my Family Law seat, as it is the first official step on my path to becoming a solicitor. I am also looking forward to meeting the rest of the Lincoln Langleys team and getting a practical insight into different areas of law, which I hope will give me an indication of the area of law I most wish to qualify into.

What challenges do you think you will face?

Obviously, the biggest challenge at the moment will be training throughout the pandemic. In particular, accommodating elements of remote working, dealing with limited access to clients and working within a Covid-19 safe office environment will be ongoing issues that I will need to adapt to during my training.

What are your aspirations for the future?

In terms of career aspirations, I aim to establish myself as a reputable solicitor in my chosen field and I would ideally like to take on a level of management within a legal team during my career. My personal aspirations include running a half-marathon (I was training for one before it was cancelled due to Covid-19) and to hopefully participate again in the London to Brighton 75 mile off-road cycle next year in aid of the British Heart Foundation.

Next, we’re speaking to Jess Carr, who has begun her first seat with the York PSU team.

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