I was born and raised in Mumbai, India. While studying law there, I did Linklaters’ Summer Vacation Scheme and was offered a Training Contract, which I took up in 2014.
Linklaters is truly a diverse firm and takes care of its employees. You are always encouraged to be yourself. No opportunity is out of reach because of where you came from or what you look like. And everyone has a voice and an opinion that matters.
What I like about the firm, apart from the headline-grabbing, multi-jurisdictional work, are the people. They’re incredibly talented and I learn something new from them every day.
They’re also extremely friendly and great fun. In fact, Linklaters has several sports and social clubs – you can join a choir, a football club or even take up adventure running. Plus, there are activities everyone can join in together – like office drinks at the end of each week or social events organised by your department.
The single piece of advice I’d give a student considering a career in law is: keep an open mind and don’t hesitate to ask questions. Every experience will shape you as a person and a lawyer. You will most likely learn from your mistakes as much as you will learn from your successes.