We are fortunate to have three new trainees join us this year. We sat down with Amelia Priest, one of our Lincoln Trainees, to find out more about why she chose Langleys and the challenges she anticipates. Her first seat is with the CPI Team.
Why did you choose to train with Langleys?
One of the many reasons I chose Langleys was because of the firm’s culture. It became apparent from the moment I first came across the firm at a careers event that everybody is very friendly and approachable. As soon as I started the application process, I knew that Langleys was the perfect firm for me as it suits my personality and approach to working. I was particularly attracted to Langleys due to the firm’s commitment to training by providing a structured training contract, enabling me to experience a variety of areas of law so that I can then make an informed decision as to the area I would like to qualify into.
What are you most looking forward to?
In the long term, I am looking forward to pursuing a long and successful career at Langleys. While completing my training contract, I am looking forward to experiencing a range of different areas of law and developing my knowledge/skills in various disciplines to enable me to become a successful solicitor. I am also looking forward to representing the firm at events and sharing my experience to help mentor those on work experience and future trainees, as my ‘trainee buddy’ did for me.
What challenges do you think you will face?
I think it will be challenging transitioning between departments when I switch seats, as I am aware that each department can operate differently. I am also aware that training contracts are challenging and that I may be faced with tasks and situations where I am unsure how to proceed, however everyone is very approachable so I am certain that there will be help on hand for when these situations arise. It is also reassuring to know that I have fellow trainees and second-year trainees that will be able to provide guidance throughout.
What are your aspirations for the future?
I aspire to find an area of law that I enjoy and excel in with a view to pursuing a successful career in my chosen area. My long-term aspiration is to hopefully become a partner at the firm one day and contribute to the future of Langleys.
Next, we’re speaking to Joseph Lowe, who has begun his first seat with the Commercial Property and Agriculture.