The Linklaters’ Summer Vacation Scheme gave me a great insight into the firm, its people and working practices, I attended a variety of talks from different departments and completed two case studies as well as a mock client pitch.
Now, as a trainee with the firm, I’m responsible for workstreams on transactions. This includes completing my own underlying reviews, and liaising with specialists to get their input. The result is a due diligence report we send to our clients. In addition, my job gives me a great chance to draft ancillaries and research different points of law for specific tasks.
One of the best things about Linklaters is the support you get. Such as an allocated principal who makes sure you’re exposed to interesting work – and who helps you manage your workload.
As you’d imagine for a high-profile law firm, it attracts interesting individuals from whom you can learn something new every day. At the same time, the people genuinely care about how you’re getting on, especially if they see you’re busy.
What’s more, Linklaters cares about diversity, as evidenced by their Get Ahead programme which I attended – just one of many diversity initiatives taking place. We like to have fun too. We have team get-togethers every fortnight or so. Not to mention big events like the summer party.