Although I am a “scientist” by background, halfway through my degree I realised that spending my career in window-less labs was not quite what I was looking for. My strong interest in intellectual property and patents law led me to seek out firms with strong practice areas in these domains. As luck would have it, I was placed in a mentorship scheme at Bristows by Aspiring Solicitors, and I never looked back.
“Throughout my traineeship, it has become evident time and time again how much of an emphasis Bristows places on encouraging a dynamic and positive professional environment— from the training contract interviews, which felt like true two-way conversations, to my day-to-day life at the firm.”
The work is interesting and thought-provoking, and the lack of hierarchy makes the people approachable regardless of seniority, leading to a true open-door policy in place.
Overall, I have greatly enjoyed my first year at Bristows and cannot wait to see what the future holds for me here.