Emily Atkinson

Trainee Solicitor

In my training contract search, something that was very important to me was that I found a firm where I would enjoy going to work every day (or as much as possible on a Monday morning)! From the extremely friendly receptionist I met at my first interview to the managing partners who took time out of their day to come and speak to us in our induction week, my experience has been that Bristows’ image as a happy and supportive place to work is the reality.

The huge effort that the firm makes before you start your training contract meant that I got to meet others from my intake at an early stage, which was so helpful when starting the LPC and eventually beginning my training contract. The close relationships that we formed in the years following receipt of our offers has meant that we’ve been able to support one another during our studies and in our first few weeks at the firm (and also provided some of us with travel buddies for the summer before starting work).

Bristows’ reputation in the Life Sciences and Technology sectors means that industry leading clients often turn to the firm for advice in its specialist areas. Pretty much all City law firms will have high-calibre clients and complex intellectually stimulating work, but few others offer the opportunity to be involved in such work alongside offering the culture and responsibility that comes with working in a smaller firm like Bristows.


  • LLB Law, University of Leeds

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