From Associate to Partner in 18 months

Dec 8th, 2021

Luke Rees, Partner

I joined as an associate in February 2019. At the time I was not that concerned with my title (I had previously been a partner at another firm), I was more concerned with making sure that the firm was the right fit for me. It became apparent very quickly that it was and after 18 months at the firm I was progressed from associate to partner (bypassing senior associate).

I had a lot of offers from other firms in the region and beyond. I chose Langleys due to the firm’s really strong commercial brand and the chance to grow a great corporate offering to complement an excellent full service offering.

 I feel proud to be part of a full service law firm with some truly outstanding lawyers. We also have a fantastic infrastructure at the firm with excellent business service colleagues in HR, Business Development, IT and Quality & Compliance who make our job as lawyers a whole lot easier.

Since joining the firm I have been charged with leading the firm’s corporate offering.  I have been given the freedom to grow things my way and to play a huge role in the development and growth of our commercial offering as a whole.  Whilst this freedom has been refreshing and empowering, the support of colleagues and business services in the firm has really contributed to the success of things.

Being part of such a dynamic full service firm, with so many great young and ambitious partners is great. The flexible approach to working means that whilst it is a case of working hard and striving, there is a great work/life balance.

There is a real focus on developing employees at Langleys. Growing our own and providing people with scope for progression is key. I am example of that as I was progressed very quickly.

We have a reputation for high quality work already. The team is growing and I would like to establish a team of highly motivated, quality solicitors to build on this and to lead the continued growth of the firm’s commercial division.

Luke Rees

Partner

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