We are fortunate to have three new trainees join us this year. We sat down with Joseph Lowe, one of our Lincoln Trainees, to find out more about why he chose Langleys and the challenges he anticipates. His first seat is with Commercial Property and Agriculture.
Why did I choose to train with Langleys?
Right from when I first applied for the training contract, I felt that the firm was right for me. Throughout the application process, I had interviews and conversations with staff members and I could see how friendly everyone who works at Langleys is and this has only been emphasised since joining. All of the staff have been extremely welcoming and this has allowed me to settle into my role very quickly.
What are you most looking forward to?
I’m looking forward to getting “stuck in” to some complex legal work. Having studied law for four years and then working as a paralegal for three, I am excited to now have the opportunity to be a fee-earner and to be working on some challenging and varied work. The unique opportunity to work in four different seats making up my training contract will ensure I will continually broaden my legal knowledge and experience and this is what I am most excited about.
What challenges do you think you will face?
Whilst I am very excited about having the chance to work in four different areas of law, I also believe this will be one of the biggest challenges I will face. Only working in each area of law for six months will demand I quickly adapt to each area, as well as assisting on an array of client matters. I relish this challenge and look forward to the opportunity of meeting and working with a variety of clients as well as colleagues in the firm.
Ambitions for the Future?
My primary ambition is to successfully navigate through my training contract and qualify as a solicitor, fulfilling my life-long dream. Beyond that, I would like to become a recognised leading specialist in my chosen field of expertise and then become a partner of a firm.
Next, we’re speaking to Alexander Phillips, who has begun his first seat with the Family team.