My experience as a trainee

I studied law at university so applying for a training contract was always in the pipeline for me. It wasn’t until my final year during my undergrad that I developed an interest for IP law. I decided to pursue that interest with an LLM in IP and Information law at King’s College London. I was able to apply my specialism in copyright law while working in the music industry before moving to Bristows for my training contract.

Applying to Bristows was the natural choice for me given the firm’s expertise in IP law, the range of innovative clients the firm works with, and the options for IP-related seats during my training contract. I was also drawn to Bristows’ reputation for being a friendly place to work and for respecting a work-life balance. These factors, combined with a small trainee intake, have meant that I have already been exposed to a range of IP-related work in teams that are supportive and interested in getting to know me as an individual.

I look forward to my second year as a trainee here and to getting to know everyone even better once we get back into the office.

Roosa Tarkiainen

Trainee Solicitor


  • LL.B. University of Southampton
  • LL.M. Intellectual Property and Information Law, King’s College London

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