Generally, each night before I leave work I will write myself a list of tasks I have to complete the next day. When I arrive at work (after about 8 shots of coffee), if nothing has landed in my inbox the night before I work down my list throughout the day. That’s the dream…but at least, 9/10 times I will be given (naturally urgent) jobs to complete which throw out my day entirely. On days like those, the most urgent cases get prioritised and I work my way down from there.
Given the (very early) stage of my career, I would have to say the fact that every job I am given at the moment is novel in some way and I often feel like I am being thrown curve balls. Having said that, I also really enjoy the challenge and feel like I am constantly learning.
Challenging, exciting…and character building.
Scott Coulthart (Special Counsel, Corporate Advisory) has been exceptionally supportive of me and has really gone out of his way to mentor me in all things intellectual property – which is an area of law that I have always been passionate about.
I have also recently started my rotation in litigation and Stephen Dickens (Partner, Commercial Disputes & Insolvency) has also been incredibly supportive and welcoming of me into the team and I am really enjoying everything I am learning in litigation so far.
Definitely everything I have learnt, and continue to learn on a daily basis, about the areas of law that I have been lucky enough to rotate into. I also love going to court, so that’s always a highlight. Also the invaluable experience of working in a large, growing law firm with a premier client base.
I would have to say a dating game show, purely because I think I would fail miserably on a survival show…I’m sure my boyfriend will understand!